Call for Tenders for Targeted Evidence Support “Territorial Evidence Support for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes”

Capitalising on ESPON evidence, the service contract to be awarded shall develop a set of territorial indicators for the performance monitoring of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes. The indicators shall facilitate the monitoring and evaluation efforts of Managing Authorities, Joint (Technical) Secretariats and other programme bodies involved in the implementation of  ETC programmes.

Objectives and tasks 

In 2016, the ESPON EGTC conducted a survey among all ETC programmes to determine the level of demand for customised territorial evidence support from ESPON. Based on the results, the ESPON EGTC has selected 12 ETC programmes (cross-border and transnational) which shall, collectively and individually, comprise the geographic scope of this service contract.

  • Austria-Czech Republic
  • Central Baltic
  • Central Europe
  • Deutschland-Nederland
  • Italy-Austria
  • Italy-Croatia
  • Mediterranean
  • North West Europe
  • South Baltic
  • South West Europe
  • Sweden-Denmark-Norway
  • Two Seas programme

For each of the 12 selected ETC programmes, this service contract shall:

  • apply ESPON territorial evidence and other relevant data sources to produce a thorough baseline assessment and territorial characterisation of each of the selected programme territories, respecting the current portfolio of EU Cohesion
  • Policy thematic priorities as well as the chosen specific programme objectives for each programme territory;
    develop a set of territorial indicators to support the monitoring and evaluation efforts of the relevant programme bodies.


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 650,000.00 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:


Tenders must be delivered in one original and one copy in English language at the latest by 18 September 2017 at 11:00 (CET - Central European Time) to the EGTC in Luxembourg.

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