08.12. - 09.12.2015

8 and 9 December 2015, Luxembourg City: ESPON Seminar "A world without borders"

Location: Luxembourg City

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Policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, scientists and experts who want to influence the European policy processes on territorial issues and support the use of territorial evidence for policy development are invited to gather and discuss policy themes relevant for regions and cities at the ESPON seminar.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU within the framework of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.

Inspiring plenary sessions of the seminar are:
(1) Territorial aspects of refugee migration to Europe - Current refugee movements to Europe, opportunities and challenges;
(2) Cross-border cooperation: what can ESPON do to support? - The significance of European cross-border cooperation and the need for territorial evidence;
(3) ESPON territorial monitoring for European macro-regions - What kind of evidence do we need to support the further development of European macro-regional strategies?

Participants will also learn from the European Commission and the ESPON EGTC the transformative initiative taken for the implementation of the ESPON 2020 Programme, including the calls for tender.

The Luxembourgish EU Presidency will reflect upon the outcome of its term and the future two EU presidency countries will give an outlook on their ambitions.

See the full programme here:

Registration by Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 15h00 online here:


ESPON 2020 - More information
The ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the EU Member States and the Partner States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Its overall objective is to promote the us e of territorial evidence and a territorial dimension in policymaking in support of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU 2020 Strategy, the Cohesion Policy and the Territorial Agenda 2020.
The Managing Authority responsible for the ESPON 2020 Programme is the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure of Luxembourg. The ESPON 2020 Programme is implemented by the ESPON EGTC.