TIPTAP - Territorial Impact Package for Transport and Agricultural Policies


Territorial impact assessment of policies.

Thematic scope

The Territorial Agenda of the EU highlights the increasing territorial influence of Community policies and states that this should be taken into consideration by policy makers. The Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion states that coordination between sectoral and territorial policies is important to maximise synergies and to avoid possible conflicts.
This project builds on the earlier achievements of the ESPON 2006 Programme. The methodology, indicators and the prototype “TEQUILA” model will be further developed and made operational to receive a tool for the ex-ante assessment of territorial impacts of policies. The tool will be tested on transport and agricultural policy and deliver evidence on the territorial impact of these policies. The results are of direct use for creating better policy coordination.

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

Lead Partner

Polytechnics of Milan - DIG, Italy.
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

Sounding Board

Alessandra Pesce, Italy
Kai Böhme, Luxembourg

Budget: € 347 000,00

Project’s lifetime: July 2008 – February 2010

Delivery of Reports

Inception Report: 26 September 2008
Interim Report: 31 March 2009
Draft Final Report: 31 July 2009
Final Report: 11 February 2010


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:
Marjan VAN HERWIJNEN, e-mail: [email protected]

Main research areas

  • Exploration of four types of impacts – the impacts on regional situation (economic/social/environmental), regional competitiveness (Lisbon strategy), climate change and territorial impacts, related to the concept of territorial cohesion.
  • Assessment of average impacts on specific typologies of regions, trans-national cooperation areas, cross-border and interregional cooperation areas.
  • Mapping of results, conclusions and policy suggestions for a better compliance with the Lisbon agenda, climate change agenda or territorial cohesion strategies.

Impacts are assessed, where possible, at NUTS 3 level.

Main results envisaged

  • Evidence on the territorial impact of transport and agricultural policy.
  • Indicators offering key information on impacts of policies on the economic-social-environmental-cultural situation of regions and cities, on impacts related to the Lisbon strategy and to climate change, and on territorial phenomena and aims related to European policy orientations.
  • A territorial impact assessment tool, including a model and a road map for implementation.
  • European maps related to the testing and use of the developed TIA tool on at least two EU policies
  • Data input to the ESPON Database


Final Report Part A-Executive summary and Part B-Report

  • Acrobat Document | 8.53MB

Final Report Part C-Scientific report

  • Acrobat Document | 17.43MB

Final Report Annexes

  • Acrobat Document | 381KB

Final Report Addendum

  • Acrobat Document | 4.00MB

Press Release 25 May 2009

  • Acrobat Document | 23KB

Draft Final Report Part A-Executive summary and Part B1-Report

  • Acrobat Document | 3.36MB

Draft Final Report Part B2-Report

  • Acrobat Document | 6.41MB

Draft Final Report Part C-Scientific report

  • Acrobat Document | 8.08MB

Interim Report

  • Acrobat Document | 4.42MB

Inception Report

  • Acrobat Document | 770KB

Project Specification

  • Acrobat Document | 69KB