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Calls, Tenders and Other Information

Calls for Tenders 

The ESPON EGTC has launched an open call for tenders for SO3 activity Functional Urban Areas and Regions in Europe​”, with a maximum available budget of EUR 400,000.00 exclusive of VAT.

The deadline to submit offers is 27 April 2018. Further information is available on the ESPON website​.

Job Adverts

Vacancy – Project Expert/European Outreach

The ESPON EGTC is looking for a Project Expert/European Outreach for a period of 2 years. Deadline for applications: 20 April 2018. Further information at the ESPON Website.


ESPON Press Conference Live on 12 April

Commissioner Creţu to discuss the future of Cohesion Policy in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, 12 April 2018, 14h30 – 16h00 - Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu and Luxembourg’s Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Camille Gira will discuss the Luxembourgish position on the EU Cohesion Policy post 2020 and the role of evidence-based policy making for the future of Europe.

Follow us live on ESPON YouTube Channel. Further information at the ESPON Website.

Regional Spatial Strategies: the Architecture of Effective Regional Development

Dublin, 9 May 2018. Further information at the ESPON Website.

New thinking on functional urban areas, polycentric territorial structures and cross border collaboration: contributions from ESPON research

Nova Gorica, 16 May 2018. Further information at the ESPON Website.​

ESPON Seminar "Territorial Cohesion Post-2020: Integrated Territorial Development for Better Policies"

Sofia, 30-31 May 2018 - The main theme of the seminar, which is organised in cooperation with the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, is territorial cohesion in post 2020 planning period. The seminar programme is designed to gather insights and seek answers how can different policies and planning tools improve a direction towards more integrated and inclusive territorial development. 

Registration is open until 16 May 2018. 

Further information, programme and registration at the ESPON Website.

Applied Research Activities


Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in European Regions and Cities, Inception and Interim Reports at the ESPON Website

ESPON Locate - Territories and low-carbon economy, Draft Final Report at the ESPON Website

ESPON Seminar “Revealing territorial potentials and shaping new policies”, report at the ESPON Website

Transnational Outreach Support 2016-2019, Strategy, Needs Analysis and Annual Work Plan 2017 at the ESPON Website

COMPASS: Inception Report is available at the ESPON Website

ESPON Possible European Territorial Futures: Draft Final Report at the ESPON Website.

ESPON Policy Brief “Shaping new policies in specific types of territories in Europe: islands, mountains, sparsely populated and coastal regions”: The Brief and the background Working Paper, including maps, are available at the ESPON Website.

“CIRCTER - Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences”. Further reading at the ESPON Website.

"PROFECY - Inner Peripheries": National territories facing challenges of access to basic services of general interest. Final report at the ESPON Website.


Targeted Analyses

Ongoing Targeted Analyses

Migration flows”: Further information at the ESPON Website

BT2050 – Territorial Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region”: Further information at the ESPON Website​

SPIMA – Spatial dynamics and strategic planning in metropolitan areas”, Inception and Interim Reports at the ESPON Website

“LinkPas – Linking networks of protected areas to territorial development”. Inception report at the ESPON Website.

ReSSI – Regional strategies for sustainable and inclusive territorial development – Regional interplay and EU dialogue”Draft Final Report, including four Case Studies (Coventry, Region of Southern Denmark, Piedmont Region, Oeiras), in now online at the ESPON Website.​

Alps2050 – Common Spatial Perspectives for the Alpine Area. Towards a Common Vision. Inception report at the ESPON Website.

Open invitation to submit proposals

The next cut-off date for the submission of proposals for Targeted Analyses is 22 June 2018. Further information at the ESPON Website.​

Monitoring and Tools – ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade

ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade – The TIA Tool has been developed in the previous programming period in order to support policy makers and practitioners with identifying, ex-ante, potential territorial impacts of new EU Legislations, Policies and Directives (LPDs). The project ESPON TIA Tool Upgrade will further develop a user-friendly ESPON TIA web application by providing in addition the possibility to carry out Urban Impact Assessment, Cross-border TIA and TIA focused on other specific types of regions. In addition, new and innovative functionalities will be integrated and existing datasets, typologies will be updated and new indicators will be added.

Further information on TIA Tool Upgrade is now available at the ESPON Website.

Survey on ESPON

ESPON is running a survey to gather feedback on the use of our evidence and tools, on participation at our events and in our activities. Further information at the ESPON Website.​


Further information on the ESPON Programme can be obtained by clicking here.