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ESPON UK Network Workshop - ESPON and INTERREG IN THE UK Building spatial knowledge An ESPON Perspective Cliff Hague and Jenny Crawford
Mission of the ESPON 2013 programme “To support.. territorial cohesion and..harmonious development of the European territory by: 1.Providing comparable information, evidence, analyses and scenarios on territorial dynamics; 2.Revealing territorial capital and potentials for development.. contributing to European competitiveness, territorial cooperation and a sustainable and balanced development”.
European Observation Network on Territorial Development and Cohesion Jointly funded by 31 countries and the ERDF, 2008-2013. €47 million 100% project funding 6 UK research institutions in 2008- 10 projects At least 7 more UK institutions successful in projects tendered 2009.
Data Sources Eurostat National Statistical Offices European Environment Agency Urban Audit OECD Specific project sources
Key outputs Typologies and classifications Central spatial database Policy-related indicators Indicator mapping New tools for data manipulation Scenarios Targeted analysis for policy experimentation and implementation
Using ESPON to identify potential INTERREG partners
Typology of population development
Key project themes so far (1) Demographic and migratory flows * Cities as drivers of development * Rural development trends and options * Energy and regional competitiveness * Climate change impacts on development * Attractiveness of regions and cities for residents and visitors European patterns of land use
Key project themes so far (2) Transport accessibility at regional/local scale and patterns in Europe Territorial dimensions of innovation and knowledge economy Globalisation Services of general interest European seas in territorial development
Using ESPON to focus a project theme: Migration and Accessibility
GDP – PPS and Accessibility
“Targeted analysis” projects Scope for INTERREG Partners (3+ countries) to propose research that ESPON could commission. Policy-makers working directly with researchers Transferable results bringing added value for a broader Europe-wide user-group Concrete plan for implementation of findings
Using ESPON to research and create synergy with an INTERREG project UK-led ESPON EDORA project scopes trends in rural regions. Potential of Rural Regions ESPON Targeted Analysis project. 3 UK stakeholders + UK-led research team. Trans-in-Form Baltic Sea INTERREG IVB on making rural regions attractive.
Projects being tendered May 2010 Priority 1 Maritime areas Services of general interest Priority2 Targeted analysis ESPON and Territorial Impact Assessment (CLG –led) + Other Priority 2 projects
Plus Also starting… RTPI-led project on Integrated Territorial Strategies ECTP-ESPON UK Workshop on Territorial Cohesion, 21 May, Edinburgh New call for targeted analysis later in the year.
UK ESPON Contact Point Activity www.espon.org.uk Join the network – it’s open to all Summaries of projects, interviews, ESPON news.
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