Transnational Outreach Support 2016-2019

Theme: Transnational Outreach

Southern Europe at the crossroads

Integrated territorial development in the V4+2

Regional and national spatial planning

Fighting rural depopulation in southern Europe

Cross-border planning, governance and public services

Economic development in northern rural regions

New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems

Refugee and asylum seeker flows

Danube economies, ecosystems, crossborder services and territorial challenges New thinking in spatial planning: From methodology to implementation

Understanding the economic impact of cultural heritage

New thinking on territorial governance


The purpose of this activity is to provide strategic support to the ESPON EGTC for the implementation of innovative and targeted outreach activities at transnational, national and sub-national level. The activities to be carried out will include the organisation of various events in innovative ways, drafting of shorter publications, promotional campaigns and language translations.

The transnational outreach activities should be tailor-made to the specific policy interest and needs of the stakeholders and target groups of ESPON in the concerned territories and make use of the evidence produced through the activities within the applied research and targeted analysis as well as the monitoring and tools activities.

Main results

The strategic framework for the transnational outreach activities is the Outreach Strategy of the ESPON EGTC. The main expected results are thus to better integrate research in policy making, to provide quick responses to demand for territorial evidence and analyses, to engage closely with old and new key stakeholders at national, regional and local levels and to promote the transnational uptake of ESPON evidence.

Main activities

Large and small scale events will be organized at transnational, national and sub-national level including 4 conferences, 8 seminars, 8 workshops, 8 training sessions and 4 e-learning courses.

Shorter documents will be produced to stimulate interest in the evidence and findings produced by ESPON among relevant target groups and stakeholders. This includes 12 transnational briefs, 8-10 transnational observations and 40-50 posters.


  • INOVA+, PT (lead contractor)
  • European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), BE

Project Support Team

  • Milada Hroňková, Czech Republic
  • Tomaž Miklavčič, Slovenia

Budget: € 1,380,000

Lifetime: December 2016 – December 2019


  • Overall outreach strategy, 13 February 2017
  • Implementation of the needs analysis, 12 April 2017
  • First annual plan, 8 May 2017
  • Website for Transnational Outreach as part of the ESPON Website, 12 July 2017
  • Second annual plan, September 2017
  • First annual activity report, 12 January 2018
  • Third annual plan, September 2018
  • Second annual activity report, 12 January 2019
  • Final activity report, 12 January 2020

Contact: Vassilen Iotzov (Project Expert) [email protected]György Alfoldy (Financial Expert) [email protected]


TNO events

  • Acrobat Document | 286KB

Transnational Outreach Strategy

  • Acrobat Document | 1691KB

Needs Analysis

  • Acrobat Document | 2810KB

Annual work plan 2017

  • Acrobat Document | 715KB

Annual work plan 2018

  • Acrobat Document | 960KB

First annual activity report (2017)

  • Acrobat Document | 1263KB

Annual work plan 2019

  • Acrobat Document | 1565KB

Second annual activity report (2018)

  • Acrobat Document | 2364KB