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1 Association of European Regions (AER) Bruxelles, 24 June 2008 The ESPON 2013 Programme The Operational Programme and its Priorities Progress on implementation ESPON evidence on territorial structures, trends, challenges and scenarios

2 The ESPON 2013 Programme and its Priorities

3 ESPON 2013 Programme Mission: –Support policy development in relation to territorial cohesion and a harmonious territorial development –Provide comparable information, evidence, analyses and scenarios on territorial structures and dynamics –Reveal territorial capital and potentials in support of the competitiveness of regions and larger territories Key principles: –Policy demand defines applied research themes –Use of results by stakeholders important –Improve the European knowledge base on territorial development and cohesion, including data, indicators, typologies, models and maps –Support European-wide understanding and involvement by communicating new comparable information for policy development

4 5 Priorities Priority 1: Applied research on territorial development, competitiveness and cohesion Priority 2: Targeted analysis based on user demands/ European perspective to different types of territories Priority 3: Scientific platform and tools/ Territorial indicators, data, analytical tools and scientific support Priority 4: Capitalisation, ownership and participation/ Capacity building, dialogue and networking Priority 5: Technical assistance, analytical support and communication plan

5 Priority 1: Applied research on territorial development, competitiveness and cohesion Objective –New evidence on European trends, perspectives and policy impacts Main types of actions –Cross-thematic and thematic analysis (defining territorial potentials and challenges), including studies of territorial trends and prospective studies –Territorial impact of EU policies –Knowledge Support System (pool of experts) Thematic orientations –Themes decided based on strategic advice Expected output –More than actions during –Equal number of project Sounding Boards

6 Themes for the first round of applied research Cities and urban agglomerations: their functionality and potentials for European competitiveness and cohesion Development opportunities in different types of rural areas Climate change and territorial effects on regional and local economies Effects of energy price increases on regional competitiveness Demographic and migratory flows affecting European regions and cities Territorial Impact Assessment of policies

7 Priority 2: Targeted analysis based on user demands/ European perspective to different types of territories Objective –Use of existing ESPON results in processes at European, transnational, national, cross-border and regional/local level Main type of actions –Integrated studies and thematic analysis –Experimental and innovative actions –Joint actions related to Structural Fund Programmes Stakeholder partnership and involvement Ideas admissible from EU and Member State authorities, SF-Programmes and groups of regions and cities (3 MS) Process: Call for Interest followed by Call for Proposal Award criteria: European dimension and transferability Expected output: targeted analysis

8 Priority 3: Scientific platform and tools/ Territorial indicators, data, analytical tools and scientific support Objective –Development and continuously update of scientific platform for applied territorial research Main types of actions –ESPON Database and data development, including data validation and improvement –Territorial indicators/indices and tools –Territorial Monitoring System and Reports –Targeted actions for updating indicators and maps Expected outputs –Updated and enlarged ESPON 2013 Database –New territorial indicators/indices –2-3 Territorial Monitoring Reports –New/updated indicators, maps, mapping facilities, models, methodologies, etc. through 5-10 actions

9 Priority 4: Capitalisation, ownership and participation/ Capacity building, dialogue and networking Objective –Spread of European evidence on territorial trends, perspectives and policy impacts Main type of actions –Capitalisation strategy –Media and Publications –European seminars and workshops –Transnational networking activities ( ESPON Contact Points ) Involvement and integration of policy makers, practitioners and scientists Expected outputs –10-12 ESPON synthesis reports and publications (smaller and larger, eventually leaflets in all languages) –14-20 actions with and without other organisations –14 transnational ECP actions

10 Priority 5: Technical assistance, analytical support and communication plan Objective –Ensure implementation of the ESPON 2013 Programme and information of potential beneficiaries Main types of action –Technical assistance: Technical and financial administration and control of the programme and support activities to the projects –Analytical support: Content related guidance for projects and analytical activities related to synthesis reports and documents (including urgent demands) –Communication Plan: Programme management related communication towards potential beneficiaries

11 ESPON 2013 Programme budget TOTAL€45,378 mill. (ERDF 34,033 mill.) Priority 1: Applied research€19,241 mill. Priority 2: Targeted analysis€6,536 mill. Priority 3: Scientific platform€6,148 mill. Priority 4: Capitalisation€5,514 mill. Priority 5: Technical Assistance, Analytical Support and Communication €7.938 mill. Additional contribution from Partner States: €1,800 mill. (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)

12 Progress in implementation

13 Launch of actions Operational Programme was adopted by the European Commission on 7 November 2007 The ESPON 2013 Programme and the first calls for action were launched on 21 January 2008 in Bruxelles The following calls were opened: Call for Proposals on applied research (6 projects) Call for Interest form stakeholders in targeted analysis based on ESPON results Call for Proposals on a project on the ESPON 2013 Database Call for Interest on the Knowledge Support System (pool of experts involved in project sounding boards)

14 Proposals and Expressions of Interest received By the deadline 22 March 2008, in total 106 applications were submitted: –Proposals under Priority 1 and 3: 21 –Expressions of Interest for Priority 2: 31 –Expression of Interest for expert pool: 54 Eligibility check and Evaluation of Proposals and Expressions of Interest Monitoring Committee decision on eligibility and discussion of applications on April 2008 Monitoring Committee decisions expected during June 2008

15 Indicative timing 2008 June-July 2008: Questionaire on Applied research themes July- August 2008: Call for Tenders on tools development and update of data and maps, capitalisation strategy etc. 1 July 2008: Pre-announcement of next Calls for Proposals 20 August 2008: Launch of Calls for –Proposals for Targeted Analysis –Proposal on Climate Change (re-launch) –Proposals on Territorial Indicators/Indices 15 October 2008: Deadline for submission 8-9 December 2008: MC decision December 2008: ESPON seminar in Grenoble (tbc)

16 Existing ESPON evidence on territorial structures and trends from a European perspective

17 Demographic change Population decline (natural population change and migration) Highly fragmented pattern with both declining and increasing regions Competition between regions for human resources Major urban areas and pleasant retirement areas in good position

18 Functional Urban Areas in Europe Classification according to - Population - Transport - Education - Headquarters - Administration - Industry

19 Main European metropolitan areas Metropolitan areas important economic drivers in the European/ global context Pentagon ( ) High GDP growth in areas with relatively lower GDP level (% ) Increasing importance of Metropolitan regions in proximity of and outside the core

20 Urban specialisation and economic development

21 Potential accessibility multimodal, 2001 A centre-periphery pattern at European scale: Strong for road and rail More polycentric for air

22 Absolute change of potential accessibility by road between 2001 and 2006 Areas in the vicinity of the Pentagon are improving in potential accessibility by road Eastern fringe of the Pentagon is gaining the most

23 Economic Lisbon indicators 7 out of 14 Lisbon indicators: (1) GDP/capita, (2) GDP/employed person, (3) Employment rate, (4) Employment rate of older workers, (5) Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (6) Dispersion of regional (un)employment rates (7) Long-term unemployment rate.

24 Cultural and creative professions/GDP per capita

25 Aggregated natural and technological hazards

26 Flood recurrence Forest fires Winter & tropical storms Precipitation deficit Natural Hazards  Southern Europe: Forest fires and drought hazards  Western and Northern Europe: Winter storms, storm surges and floods  Climate: Affects frequency, intensity and coverage

27 Territorial challenges and spatial scenarios

28 Demography: -Ageing and migration processes, shrinking labour markets, areas of depopulation, socio-cultural evolution in larger cities. Economy: -Accelerating globalisation, increasing global pressure to restructure and modernise, new emerging markets & technological development Climate change: -New hazard patterns, new potentials, preventing and/or repairing Energy supply and efficiency: -Increasing energy prices, new energy paradigm, other impacts Transport and accessibility/mobility: -Saturation of euro-corridors and larger urban agglomerations, energy price impacts, technology innovations Geography: -Territorial concentration and dualisation of economic activities, further EU enlargements (later) Main territorial challenges

29 Population ageing towards 2030

30 Comparing territorial effects of scenarios 2030

31 Further information Thank you for your attention Please visit Participate in survey on applied research themes You can for free access all ESPON material, including The ESPON database, maps and tools All synthesis documents and project results Calls for Proposals and Expression of Interest


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