ESPON Italian evidence in changing Europe

ESPON on the Road event in Rome (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Via Nomentana 2), on May 21, 2014: the results of Italian Partners contribution to the ESPON 2013 Programme looking the transnational cooperation framework

The event was organised by ECP IT (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The National seminar was divided in two parts:

  • The Italian results and evidence during the ESPON 2013 Programme by some Italian Partners,
  • The round table with stakeholder, researcher, practitioner, on "ESPON and your needs"

About 20 speakers, representing Italian ministries, regions and universities, as well as 115 participants (national, regional and local stakeholders, undergraduates and PhD students, researchers, policy makers) participated in the event.115 participants: stakeholder (national, regional and local level), undergraduate and Ph.D students, researchers, policy makers.

Main conclusions from the event were as following:

  • to use ESPON not only to place own territory in Europe but to help more directly in elaborating regional and local plans;
  • ESPON should contribute to the European planningharmonisation;
  • to build a "common Way" to link shared principles and specific objectives;
  • to fill the gap of territorial knowledge in European policy issue;
  • to overcome the gap between theories and practices on territorial governance issue;
  • to build scenarios for the regional and local level too;
  • to study towns (small and medium) and internal area;
  • to find a commune indicators to understand impacts of globalization in the European territory;
  • to find the way for Italian territorial and development policies to pass the crisis;
  • the pivotal role of "earing" the territorial needs for the next programme;
  • increased use of ESPON databases and common assessment tools in the choice of policies in which to invest;
  • ESPON utilities for greater investment in highlighting of territorial diversities and their ability to react positively to the crisis

More information about this event are available also on ECP Italia website, Facebook and Twitter.

The programme of the event (in Italian) is available below, as well as e-book "ESPON Italian evidence in changing Europe" (in English), presentations and photos from the event.