Call for Tenders for Applied Research "Towards a Territorial Reference Framework for Europe"

The applied research seeks to produce a long-term territorial development perspective for Europe, supporting post-2020 EU strategic policies and investment programmes.

Policy questions

The objective of this Applied Research Activity is to provide answers to the following key policy questions:

  • What are the key long-term challenges and opportunities that will shape Europe’s territories and regions to 2050 and beyond?
  • What should Europe’s territory ideally look like in 2050 in order to achieve EU cohesion and convergence goals?
  • Which key thematic policy areas should future territorially relevant strategic EU policies focus on in order to address key long-term development challenges and opportunities facing Europe’s territories, regions and cities, and in order to promote the advancement of cohesion and convergence goals?
  • What is the most appropriate and efficient EU investment strategy to address differentiated territorial development challenges in Europe and to maximise the potentials of cities and regions in the framework of post-2020 EU strategic policies?
  • How can the governance of a Territorial Agenda post-2020 be strengthened and implemented in practice, in order to bring about greater strategic coherence and integration with other EU strategic policies and investment programmes?


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 900.000,00, 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:


Deadline for the submission of the offers is 18 August 2017 at 10:00 (CET - Central European Time).

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