Territorial Evidence for European Structural and Investment Funds

coverMarch 2014 - Today, development policies for regions, cities and larger territories require the understanding of an area’s development potentials and challenges in a wider territorial context. This is why ESPON provides territorial evidence with relevant information on trends, perspectives and policy impacts seen from a European perspective. This can be used during various stages in the cycle of European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes (ESIF) – ranging from the development of the programme, via the selection of actions to monitoring and evaluation.

Certainly, the information provided by ESPON always needs to be complemented with more detailed territorial information from national and regional sources. However, experience shows that ESPON holds at hand valuable information providing a wider European context which is of increasing importance for all regions and cities as well as ESIF Programmes.

ESPON Evidence Brief No. 7 “Territorial Evidence for European Structural and Investment Funds” is available below.

Should you have questions regarding the ESPON Evidence Brief, please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at [email protected]