Datum objave: 20.04.2012

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Open Seminar “European Territorial Evidence for EU Cohesion Policy and Programming”

I am pleased to invite you to the ESPON Open Seminar “European Territorial Evidence for EU Cohesion Policy and Programming” which takes place in Aalborg, Denmark on 13 and 14 June 2012, and is organised in cooperation with the Danish Presidency of the European Union.

The ESPON seminar will focus on the envisaged thematic objectives for the future Structural Funds as outlined in the Community Strategic Framework. After 10 years of delivering pan-European territorial evidence, ESPON is capable of providing evidence in support of European regions and cities, and for the preparation of new programmes under EU Cohesion Policy.

The purpose of the seminar is two-fold:

  • Allow policy makers and practitioners to share concrete experiences, discuss the use of territorial evidence and to approach new options for developing Creative Regions of Innovation and Knowledge. 
  • Address the use of territorial evidence in relation to the Thematic Objectives of the Community Strategic Framework opting at growth and jobs, and the ESPON tools that can support a territorial dimension in the programming within future EU Cohesion Policy.

The first day will focus on experiences, evidence and new development options related to Creative Regions of Innovation and Knowledge. The session will open with key note speeches based on concrete examples from European cities and regions. This will be followed by parallel workshops where the themes of the key note speeches will be discussed in-depth based on territorial evidence from key ESPON projects. The day will close with a plenary debate concerning new options for the shaping creative and attractive regions for growth and jobs around Europe.

The second day focuses on the envisaged thematic objectives for future Community Strategic framework and corresponding Structural Funds programmes. In a series of workshops organised around the thematic objectives, the partners from ESPON projects will present territorial evidence that could support policy-makers and stakeholders on where to execute actions in their specific programming area, and on what. In addition, the second day of the seminar will offer insights on the use of ESPON territorial evidence and the tools, indicators and data made available by ESPON. There will be the opportunity for the participants to discuss how to make good use of the territorial evidence in practice as well as in programme and project implementation.


Attached you find the Preliminary Programme of the Seminar and the Practical Information.

The Final Programme and additional practical information will be distributed to all registered participants by 21 May 2012. For more information please consult:


The registration is open until 18 May 2012.


You may register by filling in and submitting the Online Registration Form available here: