ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade

Theme: Territorial Impact Assessment


The main outcome of this project will be an upgraded and updated ESPON TIA Tool, a Quick Check ensuring territorial impact assessment. This tool has been developed in the previous programming period in order to support policy makers and practitioners with identifying, ex-ante, potential territorial impacts of new EU Legislations, Policies and Directives (LPDs). The project will further develop a user-friendly ESPON TIA web application by providing in addition the possibility to carry out Urban Impact Assessment, Cross-border TIA and TIA focused on other specific types of regions. In addition, new and innovative functionalities will be integrated and existing datasets, typologies will be updated and new indicators will be added.

This activity will also support the preparation, moderation and documentation of TIA workshops organized by main stakeholders like the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, but also by other stakeholders wishing to use the TIA tool and in need for support. Training of potential moderators of the ESPON TIA tool will be also ensured during the project.


  • ÖIR, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning, AT (lead contractor)
  • Laurentia, ES

Budget: € 200 000

Lifetime: February 2017 – February 2020


  • Delivery – Description of new functionalities and updated TIA tool, 8 September 8 2017
  • Delivery – Beta version of the tool with specific focus on urban areas and cross-border areas, 8 February 2018
  • Delivery – Final version of the upgraded TIA tool, 8 August 2018
  • Final delivery – Final report documenting results, 10 February 2020

    TIA Workshops

    • Brussels, 6 March 2017 – “Smart Specialisation”, organiser European Committee of the Regions, report
    • Brussels, 17 March 2017 – “Revision of Directive 2000/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities for ship generated waste and cargo residues”, organizer European Commission DG REGIO/DG MOVE
    • Brussels, 5 April 2017 – “Development of Minimum Quality Requirements for Reused Water in Agricultural Irrigation and Aquifer Recharge”, organizer European Commission DG REGIO/DG ENV
    • Brussels, 11 May 2017 – “Revision of Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road vehicles”, organizer European Commission DG REGIO/DG MOVE
    • Brussels, 11 October 2017 “Proposal for a Directive on work-life balance”, organiser European Committee of the Regions, report


Zintis Hermansons (workshops), [email protected]

Dr Marjan van Herwijnen (tool development), [email protected]

Caroline Clause (Senior Financial Expert) [email protected]


ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade DL3 revised

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Draft Moderators Guide DL3 Revised

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