Operational Programme: 'ESPON'
ESPON: European Observation network on territorial development and cohesion
The European Commission approved an EU-wide co-operation programme on 7 November 2007 for the period 2007-2013.
The official name of the programme is: "ESPON Observation network of territorial development and cohesion". This programme involves Community support for all EU Member States under the European Territorial Co-operation objective. The total budget is around EUR 45 million, of which the ERDF provides EUR 34 million.
1. Purpose and aim of the EU investment
The ESPON 2013 Programme shall support policy development in relation to the aim of territorial cohesion and a harmonious development of the European territory. It shall provide comparable information, evidence, analyses and scenarios on framework conditions for the development of regions, cities and larger territories.
In doing so, ESPON shall be facilitating the mobilisation of territorial capital and development opportunities, contributing to improving European competitiveness, to the widening and deepening of European territorial cooperation and to a sustainable and balanced development.
To improve the knowledge of territorial development and cohesion, the ESPON programme will focus on applied research on territorial development, competitiveness and cohesion, targeted analyses based on user demand, creating scientific platform and tools, build on the knowledge already there and stimulate its dissemination.
Priority 1 addresses applied research on territorial development, competitiveness and cohesion, focusing mainly on territorial trends, perspectives and policy impacts.
3. Managing Authority:
- ESPON Coordination Unit
- CRP HT - P.O. Box 144
- L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette
- Programme Manager
- Peter, Mehlbye
- Tel.: +352-545580-700
- Fax.: +352-545580-701
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ministère de l'Intérieur et de l'Aménagement du Territoire
- Direction de l'Aménagement du Territoire
- 1, rue du Plébiscite
- L-2341 Luxembourg
- Directeur Général
- Romain, Diederich
- Title : Operational Programme: 'ESPON'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007CB163PO022
- Number of decision : C(2007)5313
- Final approval date : 2007-11-17
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Aplied Research Actions||17 317 512||1 924 000||19 241 512|
|Targeted Analysis||5 229 000||1 307 250||6 536 250|
|Scientific Platform and Tools||5 225 500||922 500||6 148 000|
|Capitalisation, Ownership and Participation||4 356 000||1 158 100||5 514 100|
|Technical Assistance||1 905 500||1 158 100||7 938 150|
|Total||34 033 512||6 469 950||45 378 012|