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  • Evidence Briefs | 27 January 2015

    Poverty and social exclusion concern all regions in Europe, irrespective of their economic situation. The Europe 2020 Strategy highlights the importance of delivering inclusive growth, giving strong emphasis to job creation and poverty reduction in Europe. The Strategy aims at fighting poverty and social exclusion with the headline target of “having at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion in the European Union by 2020”

  • Territorial Observations | 27 January 2015

    ESPON Territorial Observations aim at providing policy makers and practitioners with short and concise information on important new evidence to various dynamics of the

  • Scientific Reports | 15 January 2015

    ESPON has promoted the scientific component of the Programme through conferences and workshops, cooperation with European organisations in the fields of regional science, geography and spatial planning, as well as with a dedicated series of reports mainly targeting the scientific community.

  • Territorial Observations | 1 November 2014

    Over the last years, the movement in favour of an integrated European urban policy has gained momentum. The importance of cities has been highlighted by the European Commission, and a public consultation over a future European Urban Agenda has been organised over the past months.

  • Synthesis Reports | 21 October 2014

    Territories finding a New Momentum: Evidence for Policy Development, Growth and Investment - ESPON presents a third synthesis of findings building on applied research by transnational research teams from all over Europe.

  • Territorial Observations | 8 October 2014

    The economic crisis has witnessed the most severe economic downturn in the history of the European Union and has reversed a long trend of converging GDP and employment rates. Yet not all regions experienced economic decline and rates of recovery have varied greatly.

  • Featured Map | 29 September 2014

    “How far have different parts of Europe already progressed towards a green economy?” This is the question that this Map of the Month on the regional green economic performance, showing aggregated performance in different spheres, attempts to answer.

  • Territorial Vision | 25 September 2014

    Vision and Scenarios for the European Territory towards 2050 - This new ESPON publication serves as an appetizer on the results of an ESPON applied research project, ET2050.

  • Evidence Briefs | 18 September 2014

    In the context of the recent economic crisis and the impacts of climate change, the Europe 2020 Strategy supports sustainable growth. The flagship initiative with regard to the latter aims at supporting the shift towards a resource efficient and low‑carbon economy and at decoupling economic growth from resource and energy use. Also the Territorial Agenda of the European Union 2020 emphasises the need for a shift towards greener, low carbon economic activities as a consequence from rising energy prices and emissions.

  • Seminars Reports | 17 September 2014

    (1) Opportunities and threats for territorial cohesion: Blue Growth and Urban Poverty - (2) Europe’s Neighbourhood from a Territorial Perspective - (3) Regional Use of ESPON Knowledge. Inspiration for Researchers and Practitioners involved in Regional Territorial Analysis and Policy Development

  • Featured Map | 5 August 2014

    Cooperation with the neighbouring countries has long been an important objective for the European Union. The increase of regional integration in America and eastern Asia, the Arab Spring and the European need for expanding markets since the beginning of the financial crisis, have made wider cooperation still more relevant.

  • Guidance | 4 July 2014

    Detecting Territorial Potential and Challenges is an interactive handbook for policy-makers and practitioners on how to use ESPON knowledge at local and regional level.