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The urban and regional Dimension of the Crisis – Eighth progress report on economic, social and territorial cohesion Report from the Commission

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The eighth progress report on economic, social and territorial cohesion highlights the regional and urban impact of the crisis. This report was adopted during the final days of the negotiations on cohesion policy period 2014 to 2020. This new period of Cohesion policy will start amidst the wreckage of the…

METROBORDER – Cross-border Polycentric Metropolitan Regions, the Final Report is online

On March 31, 2011, Posted by , in Reports, With No Comments

This report on cross-border urban regions has key lessons for Ireland and in particular in the context of the Newry-Dundalk joint Gateway as well as the Dublin Belfast corridor more generally. This research has already informed the work of ICLRD on cross border and inter-jurisdictional planning. See here and here…

First ESPON Scientific Report Published

On March 22, 2011, Posted by , in Reports, With No Comments

The First ESPON Scientific Report of the 2007-2013 ESPON Programme was published in December 2010. It is avaialable to download from the ESPON website here. It focusses on three areas of analysis: cities, rural areas and rising energy prices. The report seeks to outline the contribution of ESPON research to…

ESPON Research in Progress: Land-use

On March 22, 2011, Posted by , in Reports, tags , , With No Comments

EU-LUPA European Land Use Patterns produced its Inception Report The Applied Research EU-LUPA aims at: analysing comparable information about European regions and cities, based on already available data from different sources and at different levels, supplying regionalised information integrating physical dimension (land cover) with socio-economic (land use) and environmental, in…

Tying the pieces together: the 5th Cohesion Report, ESPON and the Territorial Agenda

On January 13, 2011, Posted by , in News, Reports, With No Comments

The ESPON UK Contact Point has produced a new short commentary considers some of the implications of the Fifth Cohesion Report, ESPON Synthesis Report and forthcoming Territorial Agenda. Written in very accessible language and writing style (which considering the topic is a challenge in itself!) the commentary provides an insight…

Ireland & Europe: the European Union at local and regional level in Ireland: A Report of the Irish Regions Office in Brussels

On December 9, 2010, Posted by , in News, Reports, With No Comments

In September a report by the Irish Regions Office in Brussels examining the role and influence of the EU in regional development across Ireland was launched by Minister John Gormley. The report outlines the impact of EU policy at the regional and local levels in Ireland identifies opportunities for Regional…

ICLRD Publishes Report on The Delineation of Functional Territories Across the Island of Ireland

On December 8, 2010, Posted by , in News, Reports, With No Comments

ICLRD (International Centre for Local and Regional Development) have published a new report on functional territories on the island of Ireland. The full report can be downloaded here. The report draws on work on by ESPON projects under both the current and previous ESPON programme on functional urban regions and…

First ESPON Synthesis Report Published – ‘New Evidence on Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Territories’

On November 12, 2010, Posted by , in News, Reports, With No Comments

ESPON has recently published its First Synthesis Report of the 2007-2013 Programme, which presents a synthesis of results from the major Applied Research projects undertaken by the ESPON 2013 Programme. It also includes examples from Targeted Analyses delivered to stakeholders supporting the use of results by Member States, regions and…

ESPON 2013 Project Overview

On November 12, 2010, Posted by , in Projects, Reports, With No Comments

ESPON published its Project Overview which presents the ongoing projects by October 2010. The Overview presents for each priority of the ESPON 2013 Programme some key facts on ongoing projects as well as a glimpse of our intentions in the near future. The ESPON Project Overview will be updated in…

Review of ESPON I Programme now available

On October 17, 2010, Posted by , in Reports, With No Comments

Following the completion of the ESPON I Programme (2002 – 2006) Brendan Bartley as ESPON Contact Point prepared a review of the programme with particular reference to the application of ESPON in the Irish context. The review was commissioned by the Planning Section of the DoEHG. Download the full report…