European territorial policies

The objective of the project consisted in exploring the causes, drivers and implications of gold-plating practices impacting the functioning of the five European Structural and...
In view of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the New Urban Agenda being adopted by the United Nations in 2016, the European Committee of the Regions has...
ESPON‐COMPASS is an applied research project, which provides a comparison on territorial governance and spatial planning systems in Europe. It is the first comprehensive research...
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The ESPON study “Possible European Territorial Futures” stands in the tradition of past ESPON scenario and territorial impact assessment studies. Different future scenarios and...
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The main outcome of this project is an upgraded and updated ESPON TIA Tool, a Quick Check ensuring territorial impact assessment. This tool has been developed in the previous...
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ÖIR has contributed to a study for the Committee of the Regions on the challenges and obstacles faced by entrepreneurs and Small and Medium‐sized Enterprises (SMEs) on islands...
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Small and Medium‐sized Enterprises (SMEs) are recognised as the backbone of the European economy. This objective of this project was to map and analyse the territorial patterns...
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The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been jointly launched by the EIB Group and the European Commission in order to support the implementation of investment...
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The objective of this study is to analyse and compare governance mechanisms in cities and regions with particularly successful approaches to SME and entrepreneurship support...
The overall objective of the study is to map the intended priorities and activities of EU Member States and regions with regard to research and innovation (R&I) on Bioeconomy...