ESPON Seminar - Where are European cities heading? Evidence for better policy-making

Bratislava - Slovakia, 07 and 08 December 2016

Special session dedicated to stakeholders

“ESPON on your demand: targeted analyses approach”

In the 14 years since its inception, ESPON has provided research, evidence, observations, tailor made analyses and tools to a wide range of stakeholders. During the previous ESPON Programme, 23 targeted analyses have been conducted following the demand of more than 100 stakeholders to compare their regions, cities, territories and include a European perspective into policy-making.

In the current programming period, already 38 stakeholders have successfully submitted their project ideas, which are implemented as 6 new targeted analyses.

At the Seminar we will further introduce the concept of Targeted Analyses to a wide range of potential applicants having competence in policy-making and/or EU funds management. For the Seminar in Bratislava, we have designed a special session, “ESPON on your demand: targeted analyses approach”, in order to bring forward and explore the experiences of stakeholders in designing targeted analyses and in applying their outcomes in policy-making. The presentations will be followed by a Stakeholder Café, offering a platform for exchange, debate and networking.

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You can confirm your participation at the Seminar on our website until Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 15h00.

In order to support the creation of groups of stakeholders with similar interests at the Café session, please also fill in this very short questionnaire.

ESPON Targeted Analyses-why, what, for whom, by when?

With the objective of contributing to policy demands and development strategies with tailor-made territorial evidence, ESPON offers the opportunity to bring in the European perspective into policy and programming processes with its Targeted Analyses.

Who can apply? National, regional and local bodies, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation having competence in developing and/or implementing policies with a territorial dimension; Managing Authorities, joint secretariats and European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation responsible for implementing EU funded programmes for transnational, crossborder or macro-regional areas.

Twice per year the ESPON EGTC evaluates the proposals received by certain cut-off dates; the next cut-off date to submit proposals is on 13 January 2017.

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