European Observation Network on Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON)

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History

Set up 2002, by European Community, following a proposal Dec 1997, Echternach (Luxembourg). Previously also referred to as European Spatial Planning Observatory Network and subsequently as European Spatial Planning Observation Network. Current title adopted 7 Nov 2007, when ESPON 2013 Programme was adopted by European Commission (EC). As part of a renewal and upgrade of ESPON for the period 2014-2020 and beyond, an European Grouping on Territorial Cooperation - EGTC has been established according to European law to act as Single Beneficiary and deliver the content envisaged by the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme. Since then, also referred to as ESON EGTC.

Aims

Promote and foster a European territorial dimension in development and cooperation by providing evidence, knowledge transfer and policy learning to public authorities and other policy actors at all levels.

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Activities

Research and development; projects/programmes; knowledge management/information dissemination; politics/policy/regulatory.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Government
    • Nation State
  • Development
    • Development
  • Integration
    • Integration

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F6547

Last News Received

9. Mar 2017
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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