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  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 29 January 2010

    Europe’s mountain areas are in many ways of great importance as they comprehend a set of features to be considered as territorial potentials, in particular as water resource, they have an ecological, cultural and environmental diversity, which is an asset.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 29 January 2010

    One of Europe’s features is its multitude and diversity of coastal areas. Today 35% of the European population lives close by the sea. Of all regions at Nuts 3 level, 29% are considered coastal regions. Traditionally, coastal areas specialised in fishery and trade resulting in the development of numerous harbour cities along the coast. Large metropolitan regions have then grown along the waterfront together with a large amount of small and medium sized cities. Nowadays harbour functions of coastal cities have developed into a dense network of maritime transport.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 27 January 2010

    Thinking towards the future is an essential precondition for investigating where policies are necessary and how they should be shaped. Development has its own momentum, but policies can make a difference.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 15 December 2009

    ESPON provides a number of publications bringing together the results from the various ESPON projects and providing synthesises on specific issues.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    Thinking towards the future is an essential precondition for investigating where policies are necessary and how they should be shaped. Development has its own momentum, but policies can make a difference. The future can create different conditions for the citizens in different parts of Europe, for economic development and competitiveness and for cohesion within the European territory, its regions and cities.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    The ESPON Briefing 1 presents a selection of 10 European maps on different spatial development issues, proving a comprehensive picture of the new Europe.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    The ESPON folder presents on six pages an easily understandable summary of the ESPON findings achieved until autumn 2003.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    The INTERACT-ESPON Synthesis Report is based on the five ESPON-INTERACT studies and the corresponding conferences and workshops carried out between 2004 and 2006. The purpose of the ESPON-INTERACT cooperation was to stimulate the mutual exchange between territorial cooperation under INTERREG projects and applied territorial research in ESPON.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    This report presents the proceedings of the 1st ESPON Scientific Conference on European Territorial Research, held at 13-14 October 2005 in Luxembourg.

  • ESPON 2006 Programme | 11 December 2009

    The ESPON Synthesis Report II presents integrated ESPON results (status spring 2005) on basic territorial structures, dynamics and policy impacts. It intends to contribute to the process of carrying through the re-launch of the Lisbon strategy and to enable a better understanding of the framework conditions necessary for identifying and mobilising the territorial capital of individual regions and of larger territories across Europe.