MRS. ESPON TOOL – monitoring of macro-regions in Europe
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developed by European and Macro-regional Territorial Monitoring Tool project

The ESPON European and Macro-regional Territorial Monitoring Tool — MRS. ESPON — aims at providing a practical and operational online platform to continuously observe the territorial development trends and patterns taking place in Europe and its macro-regions. It includes 4 geographical modules: Europe, Baltic Sea Region, Danube Region, Adriatic Ionian Region and Alpine Region.

MRS. ESPON provides the European, macro-regional, national and regional policymakers and other stakeholders with complementary territorial information, data, maps, graphs, analytical features and short reports. It brings together information from different data sources, such as the ESPON Database, Eurostat, National Statistical Offices, Worldbank, OECD, ILO, UNCTAD, and other regional collaboration partners.

Reading and interpreting the quantitative statistical information in the light of policy objectives the tool helps to:

  • monitor territorial development trends in the four macro-regions
  • identify development opportunities and territorial challenges,
  • better understand the diversity and position (benchmarking) of regions in the European context.
  • position the four macro-regions in a European perspective by providing narratives for MRS in the 2021-2027 EU Cohesion Policy Objectives.

Several indicators of the tool are automatically updated via web services linking to the data sources. Other data sets are to be updated regularly.

Users Stakeholders are also welcome to contact ESPON directly through a dedicated email address ([email protected]) or via the online form for any additional information, proposals for additions or to request specific data sets or any other questions/suggestions in relation to the MRS. ESPON tool.