What is ESPON's Outreach Programme?
The European Spatial Planning Observatory Network (ESPON) was created in 2002 and has continued since then building a pan-European knowledge base related to territorial dynamics. Since 2016, ERRIN is responsible for providing strategic support to for the implementation of innovative and targeted outreach activities at the transnational, national and regional levels.
Different types of events, publications and posters have been tailored to respond to the specific policy interests and needs expressed by the ESPON stakeholders. The objective is to showcase ESPON evidence resulting from the applied research, the targeted analysis as well as the monitoring tools. The main results expected are to better integrate research in policymaking, providing quick responses to the demand for territorial evidence and analyses, while engaging closely with old and new key stakeholders at national, regional and local levels.
In the end, it is about promoting the uptake of ESPON evidence towards consolidated and new stakeholders.