TIPSE - Territorial Dimension of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe

Thematic scope

Combating poverty and social exclusion rank among the main objectives of the European Union and its Member States. At the Lisbon European Council (March 2000) heads of state and government pledged themselves to making a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty by the year 2010.

The recent economic crisis has had a huge effect on millions of European citizens with many people losing their jobs, household incomes decreasing and consequently the risk of being affected by poverty increasing. In order to avoid further economic and social decline in Europe, social exclusion and poverty have been given particular attention in the Europe 2020 Strategy that outlines the way forward to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

For social exclusion, not only a clear definition seems to be lacking, but also there doesn’t seem to be a systematic application of the concept in research.

A new Europe 2020 indicator should serve to monitor progress in the attempts to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty and exclusion.

Another aspect is the integration of migrants from outside the EU which have recently been the main source of population growth in EU regions.

This project shall serve the need to better understand the territorial pattern of poverty and social exclusion in European regions as well as its development over time.

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

Policy questions

  • Which territories are confronted with high degrees of poverty or social exclusion?
  • What policy recommendations follow from a territorial analysis of poverty and social exclusion?
  • How can poverty and social exclusion be monitored at territorial level?

Lead Partner

Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, SE

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

Sounding Board

Andrey Lalov, BG

Gianmichele Panarelli, IT

Budget: € 749 825.00

Project’s lifetime: February 2012 – November 2014

Delivery of Reports

Inception Report: 7 June 2012

Interim Report: 31 December 2012

Draft Final Report: 30 April 2014

Final Report: 30 September 2014

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:

Michaela GENSHEIMER, e-mail: michaela.gensheimer@espon.eu

Main research areas

  • Mapping of poverty and social exclusion.
  • Development of policy recommendations.
  • Development of territorial poverty monitoring.

Main results envisaged

  • A robust but flexible small area estimation methodology.
  • Territorial poverty maps for all countries where sufficient data is available.
  • Identification of areas on which policy, in particular Cohesion Policy, should focus to reduce poverty and social exclusion and where opportunities exist to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • Proposal of methodologies and indicators that could be used to monitor poverty and social exclusion in a territorial manner on an annual basis.
  • Typologies of countries participating in the ESPON Programme based on their poverty or exclusion profile.
  • Case studies looking into more territorial detail including mapping of findings within the case study areas.

Documents

Final Report.zip

  • Zip archive | 84925KB

Draft Final Report - Main Report

  • Acrobat Document | 2804KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 1 Case Study Guidelines

  • Acrobat Document | 390KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Dortmund DE

  • Zip archive | 8248KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Western Isles UK

  • Acrobat Document | 1683KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study La Manchuela ES

  • Acrobat Document | 2064KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Banska Bystrica SK

  • Acrobat Document | 3000KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Porto PT

  • Acrobat Document | 2210KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Nograd HU

  • Acrobat Document | 2754KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Lieksa FI

  • Acrobat Document | 809KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Izmir TR

  • Acrobat Document | 997KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Botkyrka SE

  • Acrobat Document | 1809KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Attiki EL

  • Acrobat Document | 2952KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 2 Case Study Comparative Report

  • Acrobat Document | 1004KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 3 Poverty Mapping Methodology

  • Zip archive | 5258KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 4 Social Exclusion Indicators Methodology and Description

  • Acrobat Document | 766KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 5 Commentary on Poverty Maps and Analysis

  • Acrobat Document | 660KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 6 Commentary on Social Exclusion Maps and Analysis

  • Acrobat Document | 2438KB

Draft Final Report - Annex 7 Typology of Countries

  • Acrobat Document | 1042KB

Interim Report - Main Report

  • Acrobat Document | 1867KB

Interim Report - Annex 1 Review of Concepts of Poverty and Social Exclusion

  • Acrobat Document | 985KB

Interim Report - Annex 2 Case Study Guidelines

  • Acrobat Document | 309KB

Interim Report - Annex 3 Summary of Initial Case Study Findings

  • Acrobat Document | 4322KB

Interim Report - Annex 4 Database Description

  • Acrobat Document | 5343KB

Interim Report - Annex 5 Using register data to create At Risk of Poverty Maps for the Nordic Countries

  • Acrobat Document | 1516KB

Interim Report - Annex 6 Progress Report on Social Exclusion Indicators

  • MS-Word Document | 6539KB

Inception Report

  • Acrobat Document | 710KB

Project Specifications

  • Acrobat Document | 88KB