TIGER - Territorial Impact of Globalization for Europe and its Regions

Theme

Continental territorial structures and flows (globalisation).

Main focus

Globalisation is accelerating with European competitiveness becoming more and more interwoven and dependent on the rest on the world. Understanding Europe in the world is a prerequisite for policy making and for promoting Europe in this international competition.

Integration, cooperation and smart exploitation of resources are key factors for improving the competitiveness of European regions in the globalised world scene. It is also important to better understand the territorial structures and patterns of economic activity at world level, as well as flows between continents and throughout European regions. Regions are under strong impact on many trends and developments related to globalisation and need support to decide on potential strategic investments that could increase their competitiveness in this globalized world.

This project is going to look at globalisation from a territorial perspective and to analyse its territorial aspects and its dynamics at different geographical scales. It shall also address the importance of territorial cooperation and flows linking EU territory. The main aim of the project is to look into the territorial dimension of the globalisation process and analyse its significance for an enlarged Europe. A good understanding of the position of Europe and its regions in the global context and in relation to other cooperation areas shall be obtained. This should be done considering the present context, past trends and analysing changes but also in a prospective way in order to be able to face future challenges and better exploit territorial potentials of the various European regions.

Please read more about the main research areas and main results envisaged on the next page.

Lead Partner

Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

Sounding Board

Roberta Benini, IT
Miroslawa Czerny, PL

Budget: € 999 801,00

Project’s lifetime: February 2010 – December 2012

Delivery of Reports

Inception Report: 31 August 2010

Interim Report: 28 February 2011

Annex to Inception Report: 29 July 2011

Draft Final Report: 28 February 2012

Final Report: 30 June 2012

Publishing

Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee

More information

Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:
Sandra DI BIAGGIO, e-mail: sandra.di.biaggio@espon.eu

Main research areas

  • Trends, dynamics and spatial pattern of globalisation in European territory.
  • Territorial structures at world level, profiles and changes.
  • Impact of globalisation on European territories and meaning in terms of cohesion policy.
  • The position of Europe in the World.
  • Flows and networks in the globalising world from a European perspective.
  • Influence of globalization on regional growth, competitiveness and reducing disparities in Europe.
  • Cooperation of regions and new forms of governance at a global scale in EU context.
  • New forms of territorial organisation and integration responding to globalisation.
  • Considerations about potential specific strategic and structural investments at European level to support the competitiveness and territorial cohesion of Europe and its regions.

Main results envisaged

  • Identification of the territorial aspects of the globalisation process with most relevance for Europe and its regions.
  • Provision of an operational concept of globalisation, encapsulating the European context.
  • Overview of position and profile of Europe in the global urban structure.
  • Better knowledge on the EU main territorial structures and its dynamics in the global perspective.
  • Identification and overview of the main types of flows between Europe, its regions and the rest of the world.
  • A number of case studies (minimum 5) with the objective of analysing more in depth the territorial potentials of Europe, its regions and cities in relation to the globalisation process and to Europe’s competitiveness at world level.
  • Input to ESPON 2013 Database with data, indicators and maps describing spatial patterns and characteristics of the main territorial structures at world level, as well as on various flows linking Europe in globalization context. Typology of regions in Europe.
  • Policy considerations for policy makers, which could be a basis for intervention to better exploit territorial opportunities for improving European competitiveness and cohesion.

Documents

Final Report - Executive Summary

  • Acrobat Document | 199KB

Final Report - Main Report

  • Acrobat Document | 2342KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Europe/ESPON and world regions'

  • Acrobat Document | 6989KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'The process of regionalization and free trade areas'

  • Acrobat Document | 2334KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Urban structures and connectivity in European cities: a typology and comparison with the US'

  • Acrobat Document | 2084KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Europe in the world city network'

  • Acrobat Document | 1696KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Cities networks and economic performances: a comparative study on European and US cities'

  • Acrobat Document | 129KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Territorial inequalities in Europe and the US: a long term perspective'

  • Acrobat Document | 786KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'The London Case Study'

  • Acrobat Document | 2464KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Europe and its regions in the global trade'

  • Acrobat Document | 2697KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Global commodity/value chain approach to assess the position of regions in the European and global economy'

  • Acrobat Document | 1330KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Trends and Patterns in Outsourcing and Offshoring in the European Automotive Industry, A Literature Review'

  • Acrobat Document | 1254KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Real estate investment flows'

  • Acrobat Document | 1408KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'European stock markets in the arena of financial globalization'

  • Acrobat Document | 1647KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Intra-Triad knowledge flows'

  • Acrobat Document | 1171KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Spatial knowledge spillovers in Europe: A meta-analysis'

  • Acrobat Document | 408KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Determinants and patterns of human mobility in Europe in the world context'

  • Acrobat Document | 3278KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'International student flows'

  • Acrobat Document | 6358KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'European FP7 Research Project: hard and soft mobility of Higher Education Sector (HES) researchers out and in the ESPON Space'

  • Acrobat Document | 416KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'The French port complex of the Seine Corridor'

  • Acrobat Document | 770KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Political cooperation of EU. A geographical assessment'

  • Acrobat Document | 1201KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'The process of regionalization and free trade areas'

  • Acrobat Document | 201KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Maritime flows'

  • Acrobat Document | 1924KB

Final Report - Working Paper 'Europe and European cities in global airflows'

  • Acrobat Document | 1214KB

Final Report - Annex, Bibliography

  • Acrobat Document | 84KB

Draft Final Report

  • Acrobat Document | 2961KB

Draft Final Report Executive Summary

  • Acrobat Document | 879KB

Draft Final Report Bibliography

  • Acrobat Document | 84KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working Paper 1 Europe/ESPON and world regions

  • Acrobat Document | 6989KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working Paper 2 Urban structures and connectivity in European cities: a typology and comparison with the US

  • Acrobat Document | 2084KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 3 Europe in the world city network

  • Acrobat Document | 1696KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 4 Cities networks and economic performances: a comparative study on European and US cities

  • Acrobat Document | 129KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 5 Territorial inequalities in Europe and the US: a long term perspective

  • Acrobat Document | 786KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 6 The London Case Study

  • Acrobat Document | 2464KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 7 Europe and its regions in the global trade

  • Acrobat Document | 2697KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 8.1 Global commodity/value chain approach to assess the position of regions in the European and global economy

  • Acrobat Document | 1387KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 8.2 Trends and Patterns in Outsourcing and Offshoring in Europe: A Literature Review

  • Acrobat Document | 1293KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 9 Real estate investment flows

  • Acrobat Document | 1408KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 10 European stock markets in the arena of financial globalization

  • Acrobat Document | 1647KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 11 Intra-Triad knowledge flows

  • Acrobat Document | 1171KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 12 Spatial knowledge spillovers in Europe: A meta-analysis

  • Acrobat Document | 408KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 13 Determinants and patterns of human mobility in Europe in the world context

  • Acrobat Document | 3278KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 14 International student flows

  • Acrobat Document | 6358KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 14.b European FP7 Research Project: hard and soft mobility of Higher Education Sector (HES) researchers out and in the ESPON Space

  • Acrobat Document | 416KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 15 Maritime flows

  • Acrobat Document | 1924KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 16 The French port complex of the Seine Corridor

  • Acrobat Document | 770KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 17 Europe and European cities in global airflows

  • Acrobat Document | 1214KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 18 Political cooperation of EU. A geographical assessment

  • Acrobat Document | 1201KB

Draft Final Report - Annex, Working paper 19 The process of regionalization and free trade areas

  • Acrobat Document | 201KB

Interim Report

  • Acrobat Document | 15101KB

Interim Report Annexes

  • Acrobat Document | 4177KB

Interim Report Annex atlas_lisbon_indicators

  • Acrobat Document | 2598KB

Interim Report Annex intra-triad-knowledge-flows

  • Acrobat Document | 1770KB

Interim Report annex

  • Acrobat Document | 441KB

Inception Report

  • Acrobat Document | 408KB

Project Specification

  • Acrobat Document | 92KB