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  • Policy Briefs | 14 June 2021

  • Policy Briefs | 22 April 2021

    Enhancing QoL is a key objective for policymakers at different scales, and it has become more relevant in the policy agenda along with increasing demands for the participation of citizens in the political process. ESPON has played a timely role with this working paper, which is intended to inform and inspire policymakers and stakeholders on to how to operationalise and integrate QoL into policy processes at different levels.

  • Policy Briefs | 15 April 2021

    Europe’s population is ageing. This process will continue in the coming decades.

  • Policy Briefs | 2 December 2020

    A Special Economic Zone (SEZ), or its subcatagory Free Economic Zone (FEZ), is a designated areas within a country where companies have preferential terms within the framework of national and EU st

  • Policy Briefs | 16 November 2020

    The proposal for a JTF regulation identifies 108 European regions with coal infrastructure and nearly 237,000 related jobs.

  • Policy Briefs | 2 November 2020

    Maritime spatial planning (MSP) is a process that encompasses the analysis and organisation of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives.

  • Policy Briefs | 29 May 2020

    During the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, over 23 000 events were organised, reaching more than 12.8 million participants (1).

  • Territorial Observations | 28 May 2020

    As part of the ESPON transnational outreach efforts, ESPON has been working together with the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies ÖIR on the assessment of counterfactual methods against their a

  • Territorial Observations | 28 May 2020

    The paper introduces potential niches for Interreg and NEXT programmes in relation to entrepreneurial development in cross-border and transnational functional areas.

  • Synthesis Reports | 19 May 2020

    The “State of the European Territory”, a publication that sheds light on the main territorial development trends in Europe and offers evidence and policy advice to those designing policies - especi

  • Policy Briefs | 19 May 2020

    This ESPON policy brief aims to inform European, national, regional and urban authorities about how to reuse spaces and buildings to help achieve sustainable urbanisation. And support discussions surrounding the reuse of spaces and buildings as a means to facilitate the transition towards a circular economy at the intergovernmental level during the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU’s first semester of 2020.

  • Policy Briefs | 13 May 2020

    Green infrastructure (GI) is made up of interconnected green and/or blue areas that are developed through a strategic planning approach that creates solutions to problems of land conservation, ecological and social effects of urban sprawl, and the rapid fragmentation of landscapes. The ESPON policy brief "Green Infrastructure" promotes a GI approach in spatial planning that not only connects different elements of nature, but also crosses ecological and political boundaries and links sector policies