Dissemination of ESPON results among the scientific community – call for early career researchers

The ESPON EGTC is launching a Call for Competition to contract a maximum of 20 early career researchers (PhD and/or Postdoc students) to promote the uptake of ESPON territorial evidence within the scientific community. The call for the competition shall run for a period of 14 months. In case the budget will be consumed prior to the end of the 14-months period, ESPON EGTC will announce the closure of this call on the ESPON website. 

UPDATE: Up to now 17 contracts have been awarded and 5 more could eventually be awarded before closing the call for competition. Please be informed that we will accept applications up until 31 August 2021”.

The interested researchers can submit their application by e-mail to [email protected].

The application should include:

  • Duly filled Annex 1;
  • CV;
  • A proposal (2 pages, in total max. 800 words) which contains:

        -an abstract of a scientific article,

        -information on the links to the thematic areas of research done by the ESPON 2020 Programme and

        -the targeted scientific event and/or journal (or other publishing formats).


The applications received will be evaluated and, in case the budget is still available, selected researchers will be contacted to initiate further negotiated procedures.

More information on the procedure can be found in the documents below or you can download the relevant documentation from our e-tendering platform

This notice has been published also on the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union” dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).


Call for Competition_young researchers_rev_240621.pdf

  • Acrobat Document | 410KB

Add info n.2 11-12-2020.pdf

  • Acrobat Document | 685KB

Call for Competition_young researchers_13.11.2020 with corrigendum.pdf

  • Acrobat Document | 283KB

Annex 1 - ESPD.xlsx

  • Excel Document | 31KB