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Europäische Kommission genehmigt ESPON 2020-Programm

Das ESPON-Programm für die Förderperiode 2020 wurde Mitte Februar 2015 von der Europäischen Kommission genehmigt. Ziel des Programms ist es, Behörden und anderen politischen Akteuren die nötigen Grundlagen, Informationen und Empfehlungen zu liefern, um eine räumliche Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit in Europa zu fördern und so die Kohäsionspolitik der EU zu stärken. ESPON soll Analysen und Informationen zu europäischen Trends in Bereichen wie Arbeitsmarkt, Investitionen, Pendlerverhalten, Bevölkerung, Alterung, demografischer Wandel und Auswirkungen des Klimawandels liefern. Es umfasst das Gebiet der 28 EU-Mitgliedstaaten plus Island, Liechtenstein, Norwegen und die Schweiz und ein Gesamtbudget von über 48 Millionen Euro. Davon werden 41 Millionen Euro aus dem Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung zur Verfügung gestellt.

Boost for better spending of EU Cohesion Policy investments: Commissioner Creţu adopts new programme of initiatives for 2014-2020

The drive for better spending of EU investments received a boost with the adoption of a programme of initiatives by European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu. The so called "ESPON" (European Spatial Planning Observation Network) programme aims to support the effectiveness of EU Cohesion Policy as well as policies and programmes under all European Structural and Investment Funds and national and regional territorial development policies.  

The ESPON programme will produce analysis and information on trends around Europe covering areas from movements on labour markets, patterns of investment and commuting, to population ageing and demographic shifts, and the impact of climate change.

Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, who adopted the ESPON programme today, said: "Our policies need to be a response to the realities on the ground in our regions and cities. We need actions and projects that serve the real needs of people: that's why this programme I have adopted today is important. It will produce a wealth of pan-European research - for the European Commission to use but most importantly for cities and regions themselves to make sure policy making across the EU is informed by evidence above all."

The programme covers the entire territory of the 28 EU Members States, as well as 4 Partner States of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and is worth more than €48 million, with a contribution from the European Union of around €41 million from the European Regional and Development Fund.

Most of the EU funding will be allocated to research projects to produce results among which should be:

  • Enhancing production of territorial evidence through applied research and analyses.
  • Upgrading knowledge transfer and use of analytical user support.
  • Improving territorial observation and tools for territorial analysis.
  • Widening the reach and uptake of territorial evidence.
Quelle: Europäische Kommission / Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung BBSR Redaktion: von Tim Mörsch, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Länder / Organisationen: EU Island Norwegen Schweiz sonstige Länder Themen: Förderung Strategie und Rahmenbedingungen Innovation

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