Call for Tenders for Targeted Analysis “Adapting European Cities to Population Ageing: Policy challenges and best practices (ACPA)”

The service contract resulting from this call for tenders called “Adapting European cities to population ageing: Policy challenges and best practices (ACPA)” concerns an ESPON Targeted Analysis activity which shall contribute to the extended use of territorial evidence adding a European perspective to policy development at national, regional and local levels in the framework of the ESPON 2020 Programme, under Specific Objective 2.

The main outcome of this service will be an investigation of the effectiveness of policies and initiatives to develop age-friendly cities and concrete initiatives that support “ageing in place” in eight contrasting European cities and city-regions. It will analyse disparate and divergent as well as common urban-ageing experiences relating to social exclusion, employment and skills, spatial inequality, emerging health and care innovations, transnational migration, and the impact of geographical, social and economic mobility. ACPA’s results will directly feed into the adaptation and development of policies and action plans related to age-friendly cities and social programmes including post-2020 cohesion policy.


Eight stakeholders are involved in this targeted analysis:

1.      Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) – lead stakeholder, UK

2.      City of Hengelo (representing Netwerkstad Twente), NL

3.      Barcelona City Council, ES

4.      The Public Health Service of Amsterdam, NL

5.      City of Gothenburg, SE

6.      City of Oslo, NO

7.      City of Nantes, FR

8.      Zaragoza City Council, ES

ESPON Projects and Tools Relevant for this Targeted Analysis

ESPON projects that could be of interest are the following:


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 265.000,00 (two hundred sixty five 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: 


All tenders must be submitted in English language at the latest by 19 September 2018 at 15:00 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).