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  • Featured Map | 10 October 2017

    A better understanding of FDI inflows and their effects on cities and regions helps to embrace the benefits of globalisation and prevents potentially negative effects.

  • Featured Map | 7 October 2016

    October 2016 - Polycentricity is a concept that encourages regions and cities, working with neighbouring territories, to explore common strengths and reveal po

  • Featured Map | 6 July 2016

    More than ever, cities today need to reinforce smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, while managing e.g. demographic change, housing, urban mobility, energy transition, all in a context of scarce public but also private resources. They function as nodes of development and contribute decisively to local, regional, national and European economic growth.

  • Featured Map | 3 June 2016

    Over the last years, the movement in favour of an integrated European urban policy has gained momentum. Improving urban quality of life, addressing social challenges in cities, facilitating mobility and communications and ensuring that all cities fully contribute to national economic growth and job creation are important and interlinked objectives.

  • Featured Map | 20 May 2016

    Better Regulation, with the aim to lead to EU policies achieving their objectives in the most effective and efficient way, is one of the central themes of the Dutch EU-Presidency. Upon request the ESPON EGTC analysed possible long-term effects in case the design and implementation of the regulatory framework would not be aligned with Better Regulation.

  • Featured Map | 7 April 2016

    ESPON presents territorial observations on key development patterns of territories with geographic specificities (coastal areas, islands, mountains and sparsely populated regions)

  • Featured Map | 15 December 2015

    Europe has witnessed an inflow of a large number of people over the last years. As a consequence of the geopolitical instability in the Middle East and Africa, migration and refugee flows towards Europe have increased with significant territorial impacts on European countries, regions and cities. This situation has resulted in the largest movement of people to European countries since the Second World War.

  • Featured Map | 21 September 2015

    Scenarios can be a useful tool to support policy-making. They can be used to communicate insights and discuss potential territorial developments, the impact of territorially relevant policies, and the political choices to be made. They can shape the mindsets of policy-makers. Territorial scenarios can enrich policy processes and help them to capture the long-term and become more effective and efficient by reflecting the territorial diversity of future developments.

  • Featured Map | 19 May 2015

    ESPON provided new territorial evidence on the urban system in Europe. In this context, small and medium sized towns as well as very small towns play an important role for territorial development. As the map shows, three main types of urban areas and towns can be identified in Europe:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Featured Map | 18 June 2014

    The European transport system serves a key role in the transportation of people and goods in a local, regional, national, European and international context. At the same time, the European transport system is essential to Europe’s prosperity and closely linked to economic growth and quality of life.