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  • 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).

  • 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

  • Policy Briefs | 22 November 2019

    The emergence of the widespread deployment of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sensor technologies, cloud computing, open data, the Internet Of Things and blockchain, has re-

  • Policy Briefs | 5 June 2019

    The free movement of labour is one of the “four freedoms” of the European Union and its single market.

  • Policy Briefs | 3 June 2019

    Most Cross-border Public Services (CPS) deal with environment protection, civil protection and disaster management and transport. In the future CPS development is expected in the fields of spatial planning, economic development, tourism and culture. Many regions in Europe also explore possibilities to establish CPS dealing with health care and labour market challenges.

  • Policy Briefs | 21 December 2018

    Green infrastructure (GI) is considered a benefit for territorial development because it provides multiple functions within the same spatial area.

  • Policy Briefs | 21 December 2018

    The joint ESPON and Interact Working Paper “Migration and the Role of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC)” stems from the conclusions of the General Affairs Council meeting in November 2015.

  • Policy Briefs | 20 December 2018

    Most Cross-border Public Services (CPS) deal with environment protection, civil protection and disaster management and transport. In the future CPS development is expected in the fields of spatial planning, economic development, tourism and culture. Many regions in Europe also explore possibilities to establish CPS dealing with health care and labour market challenges.

  • Policy Briefs | 28 September 2018

    Inner peripheral areas are present in almost all European countries; they deserve political attention in order to support the essential action of local stakeholders that are dealing with the associated challenges. ESPON released a new policy brief on inner peripheries in Europe.