The ESPON ECPs from the Nordic and Baltic countries have together established a project which is referred to as ENECON: ESPON Evidence in a North European Context.
The project is one of the Transnational Networking Activities, conducted and funded under Priority 4 of the ESPON 2013 Programme. It aims to activate transnational interest in ESPON by involving policy makers, practitioners and scientists. The transnational networking activities are carried out by groupings of members of the ECP (ESPON Contact Point) network.
Partners of ENECON are the ECPs in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
The project ENECON addresses challenges and opportunities facing territorial development and spatial planning policies and practices, particular to the vast territory of the very northern part of Europe. By actively facilitating the use and capitalization of ESPON-evidence the overall aim is to contribute to make clear the significance of the European perspective on territorial development and cohesion, and especially the crucial need for a transnational cooperation approach to territorial analysis, policies and planning, in a macro-regional context and perspective.Disclaimer: “This publication does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ESPON Monitoring Committee. In addition the Monitoring Committee is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein”
Draft progamme and registration information for the final conference of the ENECON project has now been made available here.
The conference targets policy makers, researchers, planning professionals as well as practitioners at national, regional and local levels from Baltic and Nordic organizations.
Themes include territorial scenarios and visions for Europe, economic crisis and resilience of regions, territorial dimension of poverty and social exclusion, EU neighboring regions and territorial development, key indicators for territorial cohesion and spatial planning and territorial monitoring system for the Baltic Sea Region.
“Integrated Territorial Management and Governance”
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The third postgraduate workshop organized by the ENECON project is in Aalborg, Denmark:
“Integrated Territorial Management and Governance”. Held at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark, March 28th, 2014. The focus is on aspects of Integrated Territorial Management and
Governance, which have been investigated in several ESPON projects (e.g., TERCO, METROBORDER, LUPA, TOWN, TANGO).
Some of the core topics to be dealt with include:
- Governance and territorial cooperation
- Spatial policy in support of specific governance arrangements
- Strategic spatial planning (in relation with infrastructure projects)
- Land-use patterns
- Cities and urban development
- Metropolitan regions
- Territorial impact assessment