The European Commission has approved the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme on February 12, 2015.
The program provides support under 11th thematic objectives of the cohesion policy by collecting and analysing data affecting territorial development, e.g.: employment and the labour market, investment models, urban and metropolitan areas, demographic changes and climate changes.
These analyses will contribute to explore the new opportunities and growth throughout the 28 EU Member States and partner countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Total Budget of the cooperation programme is EUR 48.6 million with a contribution from the European Union of around EUR 41 million from the European Regional and Development Fund.
The programme is managed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures Department for Spatial Planning and Development (DATER), Division for European Affairs of Luxembourg
For the implementation of the ESPON 2020 Programme partners decided to establish a Single Beneficiary, the ESPON EGTC.
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
Department for Spatial Planning and Development (DATER)
Division for European Affairs
4, Place de l'Europe
Tel: +352 247-86934
Krajowy Punkt Kontaktowy (ESPON National Contact Point):
Ms. Ewa Kosiorek
Ministry of Economic Development
Republic of Poland
Department of Spatial Development Policy
tel.: (+48) 22 273 76 74
fax: (+48) 22 273 89 11
For more information please consukt the programme website.