Training on the ESPON Database Portal
Open territorial data for policy and journalism


Brussels, Belgium

Press Club Brussels Europe

9 April 2019

Rue Froissart 95
1000 Brussels

ESPON launched an open data portal that would allow users to monitor and analyse social, economic and environmental developments at local, regional, national and European level.

ESPON Database Portal

The ESPON Database Portal unleashes the potential of the original ESPON data (not found elsewhere), including up-to-date sets of base indicators with complete time-series on themes including demography, economy, environment and others, covering the ESPON space (European Union plus Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

The data included in the ESPON Database originates from European institutions such as EUROSTAT and EEA, complemented with data from all ESPON projects. This training will introduce the functionalities of the database portal in an effort to ensure an autonomous use of the portal in future.

This database includes more than 700 indicators grouped in 12 thematic categories, easy to discover and navigate through a user-friendly interface, which allows visualization through graphics and maps.


Other training activities on the ESPON Database Portal:


ESPON Introduction - Laurent Frideres, EGTC

  • Acrobat Document | 905KB

Open data - A data journalist’s best friend - Doug Dowson, The Economist

  • Acrobat Document | 687KB

Generating maps with ESPON mapkit and open data - Martin Gauk, ESPON EGTC

  • Acrobat Document | 3.66MB

Programme (EN)

  • Acrobat Document | 735KB

Programme (FR)

  • Acrobat Document | 1,012KB