ESPON Calls for Proposals and Expressions of Interest

The ESPON 2013 Programme, the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion, uses an open competitive process in the selection of projects. Calls are launched regularly.

The Programme co-finances projects in fields of:

  • Applied research on different themes of European territorial dynamics
  • Targeted Analyses
  • Scientific Platform and Tools 
  • Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point network

The Programme budget of €47 mill is part-financed at the level of 75 % by the European Regional Development Fund under Objective 3 for European Territorial Cooperation and by 31 countries, 27 EU Member States and Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

 

List of Calls

  • 11th Call for Proposals: 22 August - 18 October 2013 (Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point Network); Info Day in Luxembourg on 11 September 2013. More information: Announcement, Info Day 11 September 2013
  • 10th round of Calls for Proposals: Opens 18 April till 13 June 2012 (Targeted Analysis, Scientific Platform/Tools projects and Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point Network); Info Day and Partner Café in Brussels on 10 May 2012. More information:Pre-announcement, Announcement, Info Day 10 May 2012
  • 9th call, Calls for Proposals: 24 August 2011 - 20 October 2011 (Applied Research projects, Targeted Analyses, Scientific Platform/Tools projects and Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point Network); Info Day and Partner Café in Brussels on 13 September 2011.
  • 8th call, Call for Proposals and Expression of Interests: 24 January 2011 – 21 March 2011; Info Day and Partner Café in Brussels on 10 February 2011 (Applied Research projects, Expression of Interest for Targeted Analyses, Scientific Platform – Territorial Indicators and Monitoring)
  • 6th call, Call for Proposals: 24 August 2010 – 19 October 2010; Info Day and Partner Café in Brussels on 8 September 2010 (Targeted Analyses, Scientific Platform – ESPON 2013 Database II) 
  • 5th call, Call for Proposals: 3 May 2010 – 28 June 2010; Info Day and Partner Café in Brussels on 18 May 2010 (Applied Research projects, Targeted Analyses, Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point network)

Tools

In order to assist potential applicants to set up a high quality project and to find partners, the following tools are available:

  • Partner Café, an overview of potential partners in support of constructing transnational project groups. An updated version of the overview is available here.
  • FAQs on content, project management and financial issues in the form of questions and answer. To go to FAQs click here.