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Regions for Economic Change – Building Sustainable Growth 20-21 May 2010 in Bruxelles Workshop on Cooperation and Capitalisation Processes: Knowledge Management.

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1 Regions for Economic Change – Building Sustainable Growth 20-21 May 2010 in Bruxelles Workshop on Cooperation and Capitalisation Processes: Knowledge Management of European Cooperation Programmes

2 The ESPON 2013 Programme Role in Structural Funds 2007-2013: – Support policy development with evidence on European territorial structures, trends, perspectives and policy impacts Mission: – Provide comparable information on territorial dynamics that can reveal territorial capital and potentials Budget 2007-13: – 47 mill Euro, – 34 mill. Euro from the European Commission – 13 mill. Euro from 31 countries participating Operations: – Applied Research. Targeted Analyses, Scientific Platform and Tools, and Capitalisation

3 Structure of Presentation Content Main Challenges and Policy Framework –Knowledge becoming more crucial Examples of knowledge support from ESPON –Demography and Migration –Economic Lisbon Performance –Urban Regions in European context ESPON Themes of new facts and evidence Conclusion: Enhance Evidence-based Programme and Project Implementation

4 Economic recovery, jobs and growth Europe 2020 Strategy opting at smart, inclusive and sustainable growth Cohesion Policy as development policy Regional Diversity a development asset Operating in Larger Territorial Context Territorial Cooperation as lever for added value Knowledge is becoming more crucial: –Understanding development potentials –Ensuring highest efficiency in public spending Key elements of current Policy Framework

5 Accelerating globalisation: Economic recovery, jobs and growth, new markets and world order, keep up technological innovation and trade Climate change: Mitigation and adaptation, CO2 reduction targets, green economy, new hazard patterns and territorial opportunities Demographic changes and Migration: Ageing of population, skilled labour shortages, competition for human resources, continued migration pressure Energy challenge: Security of supply, fluctuation of energy prices, efficiency and alternative energy sources Transport increase: Accessibility improvements, saturation of EU-corridors, need for more environmentally friendly solutions Geographic integration: Further EU enlargements and integration of new territories, their regions and cities Major Challenges

6 Demographic scenario: Population ageing 2030

7 Trends: Population and Migration 2001-2005 More regions have positive population development in 2001-2006 than 5 years before Development 2001-2006 has favoured the most regions in Western and Northern parts of Europe Many regions particular in the Eastern part of Europe have experienced population decline Migration is the key driver for obtaining population increase in the medium term

8 Trends: Population and Migration 1996-1999

9 Composite Lisbon Performance, 2006 Regional diversity of potential contribution Core and northern parts contributes the most Eastern and Mediterranean regions less performing 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 unemployment rates (7) Long-term unemployment rate.

10 Trends in composite Lisbon Performance 2000-2006 Mixed pattern in core and regions close by North-East and Western Europe has increased performance as Regions in many countries performing below average.

11 Main European Metropolitan Urban Regions Important for European economic performance and competitiveness in the global context Pentagon (14-32-46) High GDP growth 2000- 2005 in areas with relatively lower GDP level Increasing importance of Metropolitan regions in proximity of and outside the core (Pentagon)

12 Potential cooperation of Metropolitan Regions Areas in 45 minutes reach of large urban centres

13 Functional specialisation of metropolitan regions

14 Unemployment rate by LUZ in 2007 Source: FOCI Draft Final Report, 30 April 2010

15 ESPON Applied Research (1) 17 Themes of Applied Research in progress: – Cities and Urban Agglomerations/Functionality and development opportunities for European competitiveness and cohesion (FOCI) – Development Opportunities in different types of Rural Areas (EDORA) – Demography and Migratory Flows affecting European regions and cities (DEMIFER) – Effects of Rising Energy Prices on Regional Competitiveness (RERISK) – Territorial Impact Assessment of Policies (TIP TAP) – Climate Change and Territorial Effects on regions and local economies (CLIMATE)

16 ESPON Applied Research (2) – Attractiveness of European regions and cities for residents and visitors – European patterns of land use – Territorial cooperation in transnational areas and across internal/external borders – Accessibility at regional/local scale and patterns in Europe – Secondary growth poles in territorial development – European perspective on specific types of territories – Territorial dimension of innovation and knowledge economy – Continental territorial structures and flows (globalisation) – Territorial and Regional sensitivity of EU Directives – Services of General Interest – European Seas in Territorial Development

17 Targeted Analyses: Use of ESPON results (1) 18 Targeted Analyses in progress: – The Case for Agglomeration Economies in Europe/CAEE (Manchester, Barcelona, Dublin and Lyon) – The Development of the Islands – European Islands and Cohesion Policy/EUROISLANDS (Ministry of Economy and Finance, GR plus 9 stakeholders) – Cross-Border Polycentric Metropolitan Regions/MetroBorder (Ministries in CH, LU, BE, DE and FR) – Success for Convergence Regions Economies/SURE (Campania Region plus regions in PO, ES and GR) – Spatial Scenarios: New Tools for Local-Regional Territories/SS-LR (Regions of Barcelona, Torino and Herault) – Territorial Diversity/TeDi (Ministries in NO, FI, CH, CY, MT, RO and SE)

18 Targeted Analysis (2) – Potential of Rural Regions/PURR (Notodden municipality, Cesis District, North Yorkshire county and Wales) – Transnational Support Method for European Cooperation/ TranSMEC (North West Europe programme) – ESPON and TIA/EATIA – Yardsticks for Cross-border Spatial Development/ULYSSES – Regional Integrated Strategies/RISE – Polycentric Metropolisation in Central Europe/POLYCE – Territorial Performance Monitoring/TPM – Development conditions for Paris, Berlin, Warsaw/BEST METROPOLISES – Migration and gender balance in rural regions/SEMIGRA – Smart Institutions for Territorial Development/SMART-IST – Airports as Drivers in Peripheral Regions/ADES – Advanced Monitoring of regional R&D/AMCER

19 P 3 and P 4 - Scientific Platform and Capitalisation Major projects: – ESPON 2013 Database – phase I and II (2010) – Territorial Indicators/Indices – Territorial Monitoring (2011) Media and Publications – New ESPON Website (including Map of the Month) – Territorial Observations (Lisbon/2020, Creative, IT) – First Scientific Report in September 2010 – First Synthesis Report in October 2010

20 Conclusions Evidence based programme implementation Use new European knowledge on territorial dynamics, also in combination with own information (ex. KEEP) Base programme strategies and priorities on thorough analyses including European territorial structures, perspectives, trends and policy impacts Reflect on potentials and challenges for the specific programme area from a European and Global context Look for new cooperation opportunities with other territories, regions and cities exploring comparative advantages together bringing added value Evidence based project generation and selection Use knowledge as basis for advice to project developers Refer to this knowledge base in project selection

21 More information Thank you for your attention!

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