Quality of life for better territorial policymaking


Bled, Slovenia

Grand hotel Toplice

30 November 2021 to 2 December 2021

Cesta svobode 12
4260 Bled

How can we design territorial policies that improve the quality of life of the citizens? First, we need to understand their priorities and values -which are not necessarily the same in all places. Quality of life for all people and places in Europe is included in the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency. And the ESPON week in Bled (Slovenia) provides the opportunity to discuss new, citizen-centric approaches that aim to measure the quality of life at the territorial level. This approach advocates for strong citizens engagement and policy design beyond administrative constraints. 

The ESPON week is organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council from 29 November to 3 December 2021  in the framework of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.

The week includes:

30 November: Kick-off of the consultation on future Thematic Actions Plans of the new ESPON 2030 Programme. Come and learn what the ESPON 2030 programme will look like and shape with us the activities of the next few years.

We will be talking about:

  • Perspective for all people and places,
  • Climate-neutral territories,
  • Governance of new geographies,
  • Resilient places to crises.


1-2 December: ESPON SEMINAR "Quality of life for better territorial policymaking" in a hybrid format, addressing European, regional and local policymakers, as well as researchers, practitioners, experts and other interested people in this topic all over Europe.

More information about the seminar, as well as the draft programme and the registration form, will be soon available

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