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Vilnius, Lithuania

4 – 5 December 2013

ESPON organised in cooperation with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union its annual internal seminar under the topic of ‘Territorial Evidence for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and Territorial Agenda 2020’. The event took place in Vilnius on 4 and 5 December 2013 and gathered about 150 participants representing members of the ESPON Monitoring Committee, the ECP network, TPGs as well as stakeholders from targeted analyses.

The aim of the event was to discuss the outputs delivered by the ESPON 2013 Programme, and explore long-term perspectives and demands for future European territorial evidence in the light of the recent proposals to improve EU Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020 as well as its relation to the Territorial Agenda 2020.

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Purpose of the event

The purpose of the event was two-fold:

  • Demonstrate and discuss the findings and usefulness of ESPON deliveries by past and current projects related to policy orientations set out for the new EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, but also for the Territorial Agenda 2020;
  • Involve the multitude of actors within ESPON in reflections on (1) stimuli from territorial evidence to further uptake of a territorial dimension by policy and decision makers at different administrative levels, (2) possible closer links between projects and tools, and (3) proposals on actions within the next ESPON Programme.

 

Welcome and Opening Speeches

The representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment, Mr Marius Narmontas, opened the internal seminar with a speech centred on the key role of ESPON in supporting territorial development policies.

This was followed by opening speeches from Arturas Blotnys from the Vilnius City Council, and ESPON representatives introducing the aim of the event.

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Impacts of the economic crisis on migration in Europe

The seminar itself began by examining the recent trends on migration in Europe, which were supported by a ESPON Evidence Brief “Post-crisis migration trends: challenges and opportunities for Europe’s competitiveness” that was published before the event.

The keynote speech on migrations – and specifically on the impact of the economic crisis on migration trend – was followed by panel discussion among national and regional policy makers about the effects of migration processes and their consequences for EU cities and regions.

 

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The following session offered a thorough presentation of European progress on economic, social and territorial cohesion, but also the content of the future EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

Investments in territories supported by Cohesion Policy

The representative of the European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy, Erik von Breska presented key findings of the eighth progress report on economic, social, and territorial cohesion and an outlook on the future. This session stimulated a lively plenary discussion and a common basis for dialogue among participants during the seminar.

 

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Territorial evidence relevant for regions, cities and ETC programmes – Parallel Workshops

In two parallel workshop sessions participants addressed the latest results from ESPON applied research projects, targeted analyses and scientific platform projects. The main focus of these parallel workshop sessions was to provide key messages useful for policy makers in the context of EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, but also to further promote the strategic priorities of the Territorial Agenda 2020.

In addition, the seminar offered a session which gave insight on new ESPON tools related to cartography and mapping.

Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory

The second day started off with a slot dedicated to the ESPON projects that contribute to a territorial monitoring and benchmarking system for Europe, such ETMS, M4D, BSR-TeMo and CityBench. Project partners explored live the usefulness of the tools for stakeholders across Europe.

A plenary session, addressing the outreach activities by the ECP network, followed. In addition, the ESPON ET2050 team presented the Territorial Scenarios and draft Territorial Vision for Europe in 2050.

ESPON in 2014 and beyond

The seminar concluded with presentations of the final activities of the current ESPON Programme and the latest details on the next renewed Programme.

Mathilde Konstantopolou, Greek ESPON Monitoring Committee Member, presented the intentions of the upcoming Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union and finally Aleksandras Gordevičius, Lithuanian ESPON Monitoring Committee Member, closed the session with a farewell message from the Lithuanian EU Presidency.

 

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More information

  • Please find below the programme and the presentations made during the event.
  • Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at info@espon.eu.
  • More photos are available in the next page, Link

 

Name Type Size
Programme PDF 461.78 KB
List of Participants PDF 110.75 KB
Welcome and opening Artūras Blotnys, Development Department of the City of Vilnius, Lithuania PPT 2.35 MB
Plenary Session 1 – Impacts of the economic crisis on migration in Europe Introduction – Peter Mehlbye, ESPON Coordination Unit PPT 1.09 MB
Plenary Session 1 – Impacts of the economic crisis on migration in Europe Impacts of the economic crisis on migration in Europe – Antonio Russo, University ‘Rovira i Virgili’, Spain PPTX 20.65 MB
Plenary Session 2 – Investments in territories supported by Cohesion Policy Introduction – David Evers, ESPON Contact Point Netherlands PPT 1.09 MB
Plenary Session 2 – Investments in territories supported by Cohesion Policy 8th Progress Report: The urban and regional dimension of the crisis – Eric von Breska, EC DG Regional and Urban Policy PPT 2.11 MB
Workshop 1 – Polycentric and balanced territorial development Introduction and Conclusions – Chris Poulton, ESPON MC UK PPT 1.10 MB
Workshop 1 – Polycentric and balanced territorial development ESPON GROSEE – Ioan Ianos PPT 5.21 MB
Workshop 1 – Polycentric and balanced territorial development ESPON TOWN – Loris Servillo PPTX 10.16 MB
Workshop 1 – Polycentric and balanced territorial development ESPON ET2050 – Andreu Ulied PPT 3.50 MB
Workshop 2 – Integrated development in cities, rural and specific regions Introduction – Odd Godal, ESPON MC NO PPT 1.10 MB
Workshop 2 – Integrated development in cities, rural and specific regions ESPON TIPSE – Petri Kahila PPT 2.72 MB
Workshop 2 – Integrated development in cities, rural and specific regions ESPON ETMS – Efrain Larrea PPT 3.86 MB
Workshop 2 – Integrated development in cities, rural and specific regions ESPON TANGO – Lisa Van Well PPT 1.47 MB
Workshop 3 – Territorial integration in cross-border and transnational functional regions Introduction – Milada Hronkova, ESPON MC CZ PPT 1.09 MB
Workshop 3 – Territorial integration in cross-border and transnational functional regions ESPON BSR-TeMo – Gunnar Lindberg PPT 4.87 MB
Workshop 3 – Territorial integration in cross-border and transnational functional regions ESPON ITAN – Pierre Beckouche PPT 10.10 MB
Workshop 3 – Territorial integration in cross-border and transnational functional regions ESPON TerrEvi – Jürgen Pucher PPT 1.12 MB
Workshop 3 – Territorial integration in cross-border and transnational functional regions ESPON North Sea STAR – Lynne McGowan PPT 2.33 MB
Workshop 4 – Global competitiveness of regions based on strong local economies Introduction – Kristine Rasina, ESPON MC LV PPT 1.10 MB
Workshop 4 – Global competitiveness of regions based on strong local economies ESPON DeTeC – Lukas Smas PPT 5.48 MB
Workshop 4 – Global competitiveness of regions based on strong local economies ESPON ECR2 – Adrian Healy PPT 13.16 MB
Workshop 4 – Global competitiveness of regions based on strong local economies ESPON GREECO – Carlos Tapia PPT 4.06 MB
Workshop 5 – Territorial connectivity for individuals, communities and enterprises Introduction – Juha Nurmi, ESPON MC FI PPT 1.10 MB
Workshop 5 – Territorial connectivity for individuals, communities and enterprises ESPON TRACC – Klaus Spiekermann PPT 8.06 MB
Workshop 5 – Territorial connectivity for individuals, communities and enterprises ESPON SeGI – Alois Humer PPT 10.61 MB
Workshop 5 – Territorial connectivity for individuals, communities and enterprises ESPON ITAN – Efrain Larrea PPT 7.39 MB
Workshop 6 – Managing and connecting ecological, landscape and cultural values of regions Introduction – Daniel de Groot, ESPON MC NL PPT 1.10 MB
Workshop 6 – Managing and connecting ecological, landscape and cultural values of regions ESPON LP3LP – Matti Wirth PPT 28.86 MB
Workshop 6 – Managing and connecting ecological, landscape and cultural values of regions ESPON LIVELAND – Efren Feliu PPT 2.81 MB
Workshop 6 – Managing and connecting ecological, landscape and cultural values of regions ESPON ET2050 – Andreu Ulied PPT 6.27 MB
Plenary Session 3 – Cartographic translation of territorial evidence Introduction – Aleksandras Gordevicius, ESPON MC Lithuania PPT 1.09 MB
Plenary Session 3 – Cartographic translation of territorial evidence ESPON Cartographic Language – Timothée Giraud PPT 7.31 MB
Plenary Session 3 – Cartographic translation of territorial evidence ESPON ATLAS – Volker Schmidt-Seiwert PPSX 2.19 MB
Plenary Session 3 – Cartographic translation of territorial evidence ESPON RIMAP – Sergio Muñoz PPT 1.85 MB
Plenary Session 4 – Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory Introduction – Sandra Di Biaggio, ESPON Coordination Unit PPT 1.10 MB
Plenary Session 4 – Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory ESPON ETMS – Efrain Larrea PPT 8.45 MB
Plenary Session 4 – Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory ESPON M4D – Claude Grasland PPT 11.45 MB
Plenary Session 4 – Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory ESPON BSR-TeMo – Gunnar Lindberg PPT 8.60 MB
Plenary Session 4 – Monitoring and benchmarking the European territory ESPON CityBench – Eduardo Dias PPT 6.79 MB
Plenary Session 6 – Territorial Vision for Europe 2050 ESPON ET2050 – Andreu Ulied and Carlo Sessa supported by Valérie Biot, Roberto Camagni, Klaus Spiekermann, and Jacek Szlachta PPT 13.57 MB
Plenary Session 7 – ESPON in 2014 and beyond Peter Mehlbye, ESPON Coordination Unit and Thiemo Eser, ESPON Managing Authority PPT 336.00 KB
Plenary Session – Concluding remarks Intentions of the Greek EU Presidency – Mathilde Konstantopolou, ESPON MC Greece PPT 970.00 KB
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