TPM - Territorial Performance Monitoring

Thematic scope

Territorial development at the regional level is becoming increasingly important for effectively addressing local and regional transformations as well as challenges at the European level. However, knowledge on the specific regional consequences of macro-challenges is limited and appropriate regional planning tools are rare. The Territorial Performance Monitoring (TPM) project focuses on European and global challenges with specific regional consequences: climate change, energy supply, demographic development and globalisation. The aim is to establish knowledge on how territorial impacts of these macro challenges translate at the regional level and how to deal with these challenges effectively. It is considered important to share experiences and to exchange best practices that could be used to improve the effectiveness of how territorial strategies are implemented.

Please read more about the main areas of analysis and main results envisaged.


  • Department for Town and Country Planning, Housing Policy and Heritage, Flemish Government, Belgium (Lead Stakeholder)
  • Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Town and Country Planning and Public Works, Spain
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Government of Navarra, Department of Housing and Spatial Planning, Spain
  • Dublin Regional Authority, Regional planning office, Ireland

Lead Partner

Free University of Brussels (BE)

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

Budget: € 348 987.50

Project’s lifetime: September 2010 – August 2012

Delivery of Reports

Inception Report: 31 January 2011
Interim Report: 29 August 2011
Draft Final Report: 27 February 2012
Final Report: 31 May 2012


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: [email protected]

Main areas of analysis

  • Analyzing the case study regions and how the four macro-challenges are tackled.
  • Elaboration of a model performance monitoring tool kit in order to assess the performance of regions and to identify factors that can explain why certain regions perform better than others.
  • Providing analytical support for strategy building by looking at how experiences can be shared and used into developing more effective territorial policy actions.

Main results envisaged

  • A methodological frame for future research on monitoring systems regarding specific types of regions.
  • A monitoring territorial performance tool kit, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods that can be used for measuring the regional performance of urban polycentric regions in Europe and ideas on how it can be used to support policy making.
  • Indicators offering additional information on the territorial impact of macro-challenges on NUTS 2, 3 and at local scale.
  • Insight on how regional territorial strategies deal with macro-challenges.
  • Knowledge on regional challenges that are not recognised on a European level and might require further research.


Final Report - Main Report

  • Acrobat Document | 2143KB

Final Report - Annex, Atlas of Indicators

  • Acrobat Document | 37968KB

Final Report - Annex, Framework-Qualitative Analysis

  • Acrobat Document | 257KB

Final Report - Annex, Quantitative Benchmarking

  • Acrobat Document | 1897KB

Final Report - Annex, Benchmarking Tool

  • Zip archive | 680KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Practices

  • Acrobat Document | 215KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Report Catalonia

  • Acrobat Document | 241KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Report Flanders

  • Acrobat Document | 4133KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Report Greater Dublin Area

  • Acrobat Document | 4817KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Report Navarra

  • Acrobat Document | 1193KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Report North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Acrobat Document | 3355KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, by Challenge

  • Excel Document | 36KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, Catalonia

  • Excel Document | 16KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, Flanders

  • Excel Document | 47KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, Greater Dublin Area

  • Excel Document | 23KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, Navarra

  • Excel Document | 15KB

Final Report - Annex, Regional Examples, North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Excel Document | 41KB

Draft Final Report

  • Acrobat Document | 2411KB

Draft Final Report - Annex Guidelines for Qualitative Analysis of Regional Governance System and Resilience

  • Acrobat Document | 257KB

Draft Final Report - Annex Core Quantitative Benchmarking Dataset Definitions and Explanations

  • Acrobat Document | 1428KB

Draft Final Report - Regional Report Catalonia

  • Acrobat Document | 378KB

Draft Final Report - Regional Report Dublin

  • Acrobat Document | 3219KB

Draft Final Report - Regional Report Vlaanderen

  • Acrobat Document | 817KB

Draft Final Report - Regional Report Navarra

  • Acrobat Document | 780KB

Draft Final Report - Regional Report North Rhine - Westphalia

  • Acrobat Document | 2332KB

Interim Report

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Interim Report - Maps born outside EU

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Interim Report - Maps broadband connection

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Interim Report - Maps change temperature

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Interim Report - Maps change unemployment rate

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Interim Report - Maps daily population accessible

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Interim Report - Maps density

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Interim Report - Maps early school leavers

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Interim Report - Maps employment energy

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Interim Report - Maps employment information

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Interim Report - Maps employment manufacturing

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Interim Report - Maps employment professional

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Interim Report - Maps EU wide indicator life expectancy

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Interim Report - Maps expenditure R&D

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Interim Report - Maps fuel costs

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Interim Report - Maps heating

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Interim Report - Maps life expectancy

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Interim Report - Maps median age

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Interim Report - Maps migration

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Interim Report - Maps Natura 2000

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Interim Report - Maps old dependency

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Interim Report - Maps ozone

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Interim Report - Maps particulate matter

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Interim Report - Maps passenger flights

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Interim Report - Maps patents

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Interim Report - Maps population growth

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Interim Report - Maps reference

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Interim Report - Maps salary

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Interim Report - Maps soil sealing

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Interim Report - Maps solar energy

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Interim Report - Maps tertiary education

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Interim Report - Maps tourism non residents

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Interim Report - Maps tourism occupancy

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Interim Report - Maps unemployment

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Interim Report - Maps wind energy

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Interim Report - Maps young dependency

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Inception Report

  • Acrobat Document | 398KB

Inception Report Annexes

  • Acrobat Document | 1664KB

Project Specification

  • Acrobat Document | 88KB