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  • Featured Map | 17 June 2011

    EU Cohesion Policy contributes to the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Territorial Agenda. Investments in regions and cities all over Europe shall support and stimulate an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth of the Union. The ambition is to ensure and enhance European competitiveness in a rapidly changing and connecting world.

  • Featured Map | 28 February 2011

    An increasing share of renewable energy from some 10% in 2008 to 20% by 2020 forms a key energy and climate change objective of the European Council. At the same time have energy prices recently been rising again and the dependency on fossil fuels is increasing. In order to make an improvement in energy efficiency and to reach the above mentioned objective, energy supply and demand will have to turn more towards renewable energy sources in the future.

  • Featured Map | 4 November 2010

    This ESPON Report presents a synthesis of results from the major Applied Research projects undertaken by the ESPON 2013 Programme. It is also garnished with examples from Targeted Analyses delivered to stakeholders supporting the use of results by Member States, regions and cities.

  • Featured Map | 7 April 2010

    This month ESPON shows the territorial trends 2001-2006 in potential accessibility by air. The concept of potential accessibility enables to measure how easy (i.e. travel time) a region can be reached from other European regions by a certain transport mode. High accessibility is often considered a prerequisite for economic development, for attracting investors, increasing employment and building networks of cities.

  • Featured Map | 7 April 2010

    The reduction of emissions forms a key objective for the European Commission. The Europe 2020 Strategy confirms the 20-20-20 targets aiming at a reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions of at least 20% below 1990 levels, 20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources and a 20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, to be achieved by improving energy efficiency.

  • Featured Map | 10 February 2010

    In the Spring European Council of 2000 the European Union decided the Lisbon Strategy. This strategy was aimed at making Europe the world´s leading knowledge-economy by 2010. In the meanwhile the global economic recession, has made responses to Europe´s major challenges – globalisation, climate change and an ageing population – even more urgent. The EU is currently discussing a new strategy for the period beyond 2010, the so called Europe 2020 Strategy, a successor to the Lisbon Strategy. This new common agenda should help the EU to recover from the crisis and to move the EU into a more sustainable, greener and more innovative economy where knowledge will be the key input.

  • Featured Map | 9 February 2010

    This month ESPON presents insights on the international migration flows towards an enlarged Europe. The consolidation of migration flows towards the EU allows to raise some questions. Is migration a selective process? Does the migration flows towards the EU fit with the European labour market needs?

  • Featured Map | 9 February 2010

    This month ESPON presents insights in the sensibility of regions to variation in energy prices and energy self sufficiency. The rationale behind this map is that achieving a higher degree of self sufficiency has a price tag on it. Energy could become more expensive if less obvious energy sources are used. But the less self-sufficient a country is, the more costly it could be the change. The main question is: What are the costs and benefits of a higher degree of energy self-sufficiency?

  • Featured Map | 9 February 2010

    Which population development profiles do the various regions in Europe have? This month, ESPON presents a map that was included in the Territorial Observation No.1 on a European regional typology with regard to population development. The typology combines the two components of population development: natural population change and net-migration. The map of the month shows the development 2001-2005 of the various European regions with regard to population development and its relation to regional competitiveness and territorial cohesion.

  • Featured Map | 9 February 2010

    This month, ESPON presents trends in population development, namely on population growth in EU and its neighbourhood. Demographic development will have a major influence on future territorial development in Europe. The human resources have a significant impact on the economic development of regions and cities. It is therefore a key concern for policy makers to attract and develop a highly skilled labour force in their regions and cities.