Seminar Report Now Online – Contributing to Europe 2020 Strategy
The ESPON Open Seminar on 9-10 June 2010 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, focused on the contribution of European territories, regions and cities to the Europe 2020 Strategy. Plenary debates and 14 workshops addressed in an interactive way the policy questions underlying the ESPON projects, the answers from the researchers and the replies of the stakeholders on the usefulness and applicability of the results for policy making, as well as findings related to the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy aiming at smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The Report provides a summary of the debates during the various sessions at the Alcalá Seminar. The introduction shortly reflects the discussions and conclusions from the debates in the plenary sessions and explains the purpose and structure of the Interactive Workshops. The remaining sections reflect the debates in the fourteen Interactive Workshop sessions. The ESPON results presented in these sessions can be used by policy makers on local, regional and national level to reach the aims of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The Report provides a basis for the discussion on the contributions of the ESPON 2013 knowledge base to future policy development, at all levels of government, and in particular in bringing European wide information to the regional/local level.
A special thanks goes to the ECP reporters of the workshops for their contributions!
Read the Seminar Report at the ESPON website,