Innovative planning in shrinking societies (RURALPLAN)

The objective of this Targeted Analysis is to deliver high quality research on strategic planning for shrinking rural areas, with a particular focus on Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Within this research, ESPON sets out to produce evidence on how strategic planning in rural areas best should respond to the multi-faceted phenomena of shrinking.

The main outcome of this targeted analysis should be a list of evidence-based recommendations as well as a model to support strategic planning processes in European shrinking areas that may reveal and open new and alternative development paths for rural areas and citizens living there.


The maximum available budget is EUR 250,000.00 (two hundred and fifty thousand Euros), exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.


Deadline to submit the tender is 13 October 2023 at 11:00 (CET)

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, are available here:

Further information

By email at [email protected] or via the Luxembourg Public Procurement Portal