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Call for Tenders for Targeted Analysis "EuropeaN Sustainable Urbanisation through port city REgeneration "ENSURE"

The service contract resulting from this call for tenders called “ENSURE – EuropeaN Sustainable Urbanisation through port city REgeneration” concerns an action which shall contribute to the extended use of territorial evidence adding a European perspective to policy development at national, regional and local level in the framework of the ESPON 2020 Programme, under Specific Objective 2. The service shall address the unique development challenges facing the stakeholder city authorities due to the changing nature of the port/city relationship. It will inform policy makers on the potential regional impact of port city regeneration as drivers of European sustainable urbanisation, growth and resilience. The main outcome should be a unified repository, to provide municipalities with a better understanding of the frameworks, methods, tools and instruments which can enable, inspire and facilitate the implementation of sustainable port city regeneration. The repository will help to inform policymaking in support of small-medium port city regeneration. It will enable planning practitioners to make the vital connection between theory and implementation and to embed this in future development plans, strategies and discourse and practice.


  • Cork City Council (Ireland) -lead stakeholder
  • City of Aalborg, Department of Urban and Spatial Planning (Denmark)
  • Brest Métropole, Strategy Division (France)
  • Municipality of Catania (Italy)

ESPON Projects and Tools Relevant for this Targeted Analysis

Results from existing ESPON evidence should be taken into consideration in the implementation of this targeted analysis. The most relevant evidence to be considered are the results from ECR2 (Economic Crisis: Resilience of Regions), GROSSEE (Growth Poles in South East Europe), SIESTA (Spatial Indicators for a Europe 2020 Strategy Territorial Analysis), SGPTD (Secondary Growth Poles and Territorial Development in Europe; Performance, Policies and Prospects), ESaTDOR (European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks), TRACC (Transport ACCessibility at regional/local scale and patterns in Europe), FOCI (Future Orientation for Cities).


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 250,000.00 (two hundred and fifty thousand Euros), EXCLUSIVE of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows: 

at the ESPON EGTC e-Tendering Platform

at the Portail des Marchés Publics of Luxembourg


All tenders must be submitted in English language at the latest by 31 August 2018 at 14:00 CET.

More information

Any request for additional information must be made by email to the following address: [email protected].

This tender notice has been published at the “Portail des Marchés Publics” of Luxembourg ( and at the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union”, dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).