ESPON Territorial Impact Assessment tool (TIA) Training Session


Venue

Lugano, Switzerland

Università della Svizzera Italiana

6 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano
Switzerland
Web: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-lugano-2018

Targeted audience: National and regional spatial planning policy makers and practitioners, implementing authorities, regional and local policy makers, academics, researchers and students. The training is open for all, but has a maximum capacity of 20 participants. Please reserve early to assure a place. The training is free of charge but each participant has to cover expenses for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. Coffee will be provided during the coffee-break to the participants. The training will be held in English.

Outline: The ESPON TIA (Territorial Impact Assessment) web Tool is an interactive web application that can be used to support policy makers and practitioners with identifying potential territorial impacts of new legislation and policies. The 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. This training activity will be guided and moderated by Mr. Bernd Schuh (OIR), an expert on the ESPON TIA Tool. The participants of this training will be guided through the different steps of the impact analysis and will receive assistance and guidance for preparing a territorial impact analysis.

Type of event: Training (~20 participants)

Draft agenda

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and round of Introduction

14:15 – 14:30 ESPON QUICK SCAN introduction

  • Introduction to the tool, methodological background

14:30 – 15:30 Interactive testing of the tool on a sample Directive (Part I)

  • During the interactive test run, tips and tricks for the moderation will be shown and technical questions on the functioning of the tool will be further explained.

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:40 Interactive testing of the tool on a sample Directive (Part II)

  • During the interactive test run, tips and tricks for the moderation will be shown and technical questions on the functioning of the tool will be further explained.

16:40 – 17:00 Wrap-up

  • Summing up the results, feedback

Registration information

https://members.regionalstudies.org/lounge/Meetings/Meeting?ID=201