News - 17 November 2016

ESPON Seminar

"Where are European cities heading? Evidence for better policy-making"

in Bratislava, 7 and 8 December 2016

One week left to register to join the ESPON Seminar!

The Seminar is focused around the topic of urban development. It will be introduced by presentations on the most recent trends in the development of cities and followed by parallel policy-labs engaging policy-makers and researchers in a debate on the policy needs and possible measures to promote sustainable and inclusive cities, as well as urban-rural partnerships.

The afternoon of the first day will be devoted to promoting the use of ESPON tools. The second day we have designed a session, “ESPON on your demand: targeted analyses approach”, which includes a Stakeholder Café, offering a platform for exchange, debate and networking.

39 speakers have confirmed their participation:

  • Peter Ďurček, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic
  • Ilona Raugze, ESPON EGTC
  • Cliff Hague, Heriot-Watt University
  • Lewis Dijkstra, European Commission
  • Patrick Le Galès, Sciences Po
  • Nicolaas Beets, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Netherlands
  • Zuzana Hudekova, Regional Ecological Center, Bratislava
  • Johannes Lückenkötterer, University of Dortmund
  • Vanya Simeonova, Alterra Research Institute, Wageningen University
  • Christoph Schremmer, OIR
  • David Evers, ESPON Contact Point Netherlands
  • Wouter van der Heijde, City of Amsterdam
  • Manuela Sara Samek Lodovici, Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale
  • Vincent Nadin, TU Delft
  • Daniel André, ESPON MC Member Sweden
  • Jaromir Hainc, Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Czech Republic
  • Martina Macakova, Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Czech Republic
  • Carlos Ferreira, University of Coventry
  • Joan Noguera, University of Valencia
  • Blanka Bartol, ESPON MC Member Slovenia
  • Martin Gauk, ESPON EGTC
  • Oliver Muller, EUROSTAT
  • Sandra Di Biaggio, ESPON EGTC
  • Erik Gløersen, Spatial Foresight
  • Julien Grunfelder, Nordregio
  • Oriol Biosca, Mcrit
  • Marjan van Herwijnen, ESPON EGTC
  • Bernd Schuh, ÖIR
  • Slaven Klobucar, CoR
  • Thiemo Eser, Managing Authority of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme
  • Laurent Frideres, ESPON EGTC
  • Michaela Gensheimer, ESPON EGTC
  • Mario Mazzocca, Abruzzo Region, Italy
  • Kai Böhme, Spatial Foresight
  • Gavin Daly, ESPON EGTC
  • Jean Peyrony, MOT
  • Cathy Gebhart - Lévy, Ville et Eurometropole de Strasbourg
  • Frederick-Christoph Richters, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Luxembourg
  • Tibor Németh, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic

See the full programme here. Registration by Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 15h00 online here.

The event is organised in cooperation with the EU Presidency of Slovakia.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bratislava! 

Open Calls for Tenders

1. ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade - The main outcome of this call should be an upgraded and updated ESPON TIA Tool that gives policy makers and practitioners support with identifying, ex-ante, potential territorial impacts of new EU Legislations, Policies and Directives. The maximum available budget is 200.000,00 EUR exclusive of VAT. Deadline is 05 December 2016 at 10:00.

2. EU Territorial Review - The service contract shall support the production of a report aimed at communicating the main territorial development trends in relation to the key challenges facing Europe, including recovery from the global economic recession, refugee inflows, global competition, ageing and migration, accessibility and connectivity. The maximum available budget is 80.000,00 EUR exclusive of VAT. Deadline is 9 January 2017 at 10:30.

Further information