E-learning on the ESPON TIA web tool


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4 October 2018 - 10:00am to 5 October 2018 - 12:00pm

This e-learning will be held through two webinars guided by Bernd Schuh (OIR), an expert on the ESPON Territorial Impact Assessment tool (TIA tool). Additional support materials will be available to all the participants.

  • During the first webinar (~1hour), participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the concept of Territorial Impact Assessment (TIA) and the ways to apply it using the ESPON TIA web tool (based on the TIA quick check methodology); participants will also learn about its objectives, functionalities, capabilities and importance of carrying out a TIA workshop.
  • During the second webinar (~1hour) a selection of application cases and their results after applying the TIA tool in a workshop setting will be presented to participants. This selection will be made from the list of previous TIA workshops (e.g. urban TIA, TIAs organised by CoR and DG Regio) that are relevant for the target countries (Northern Europe).

The webinars will occur on the 4th and 5th of October, respectively. Participants will have the opportunity to download and study the documents and materials that will be available on the e-learning page of the ESPON website.

The webinars will also be recorded and made available on the respective e-learning page of the ESPON website in order to allow its listening in posterior dates, particularly to those who cannot attend the two webinars in the established dates.



ESPON TIA web tool:

The ESPON TIA web Tool is an interactive web application that can be used to support regional policy makers and practitioners with identifying, ex-ante, potential territorial impacts of new EU Legislation, Policies and Directives (LPDs).

The ESPON TIA web Tool combines the expert knowledge and judgements about the potential impact with a set of statistical data describing the characteristics of regions. Based on the different sensitivity of regions, the expert judgments are translated into maps showing the potential territorial impact of EU policy on NUTS 3 level. These maps can serve as a starting point for further discussion of different impacts of a concrete EU policy on different regions.

Description and aim of the e-learning:

This e-learning is targeted to national, regional and local policy makers and practitioners from all MS, particularly those from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

Its main goal is to raise awareness and demonstrate to the participants the capabilities and added value of performing an ex-ante analysis of the potential impact and territorial effects of a specific EU LPD on the development of regions by checking all relevant indicators.

Please find the videos of the event conducted in March 2018 as well as additional information regarding the last e-learning sessions here.


Introduction to the ESPON TIA Quick Check

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