ESPON ATLAS - Territorial Dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy

In June 2013 ESPON has published an Atlas to analyse the territorial dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy and to present the regional and, when possible, urban dimension of Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth as defined in the Strategy.

The ATLAS delivers territorial evidence, including maps that illustrate major trends, potentials and challenges facing regions and cities and allows policy makers comparing and benchmarking their territories towards the targets related to the Strategy.

The Atlas clearly demonstrates that pan-European territorial evidence in support of the Europe 2020 is pertinent. With the Atlas users can identify:

(1) which types of regions have what opportunities with regard to exploiting their territorial potentials in support of smart, sustainable and inclusive territories in Europe, and

(2) which types of regions can be perceived as key drivers for development and growth at various scales.

The evidence from the ATLAS furthermore enables policy makers to have more in-depth monitoring and steering of their implementation of the strategy.

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The Atlas in PDF file is available here, while zipped maps you can download here.