S11 Stampa

ESPON evidence in changing Europe


Maria Prezioso, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and ESPON Italian Contact Point (Italy)
Géza Salamin, Ministry for National Economy State, Secretariate of Planning Co-ordination Deapartment for Territorial Development Planning, ESPON Hungarian Monitoring Committee (Hungary)


Taking inspiration from geographical and economic research results from ESPON Programme 2013 applied researches, the session analyzes and discusses the so defined “territorial evidence” in policy planning processes. In this regard, experiences on the planning process of Territorial Agenda 2020 (Hu Presidency), transnational planning cooperations and also national level documents are included (e.g. National Spatial Development Concept, NSRF 2013, and preparation for 2014-2020 programming period).

The aim of the session is to highlight a common critical thinking (by concepts, methods, tools, procedures, experiences, etc.) to adopt measures in order to develop and to not invalidate the development efforts implemented by European Union states and regions during the 2007-2013 period. Different and "sustainable" approaches and solutions from several spatial approaches and baseline scenarios could represent the geography contribution to re-addressing the competitive e cohesive future of territorial development in Europe.

Papers’ discussions in the session will be also directed to that part of the European and Italian Geography that apply tools to asses social, environmental and economic trends in a strongly territorialized key to give place-based evidence to so called regional potential territorial capitals.

Geographical contribution to European public policies regarding the 2007-2013 programming that mainly focused on boosting competitiveness in the global market is welcome, too. Selected papers will be discussed in the session to investigate preventive measures able to face present structural crisis, as in the case of Italy.

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Slot 1
Sub-title: ESPON Programme in European policy: knowledge and discourse
Chair: Géza Salamin
Discussant: Maria Prezioso

Presentation n. 1
Title: Harmony and Melody in European Discourse
Author(s): Bernard Elissalde, Frédéric Santamaria, Philippe Jeanne

Presentation n. 2
Title: Using ESPON to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
Author(s): Michael Harris, Cliff Hague

Presentation n. 3
Title: CaDEC project: Capitalisation and Dissemination of ESPON Concepts
Author(s): Bernard Elissalde, Frédéric Santamaria

Presentation n. 4
Title: ESPON Evidence for Regional Programming?
Author(s): Andrea Gramillano, Kai Böhme

Presentation n. 5
Title: The production and dissemination of a European knowledge of Europe. Reflections from the participation to the ESPON Train project
Author(s): Silvia Rota

Slot 2
Sub-title: ESPON evidence for 2020 Planning Strategies and Territorial Cohesion
Chair: Bernard Elissalde
Discussants: Valérie Biot and Joaquin Dasì Farinos

Presentation n. 1
Title: The territorial dimension of the Europe 2020: European Regions under the vision to emerge from the crisis through a composite index
Author(s): Valerià Paul, Juan Manuel Trillo-Santamaria, Rubén Lois

Presentation n. 2
Title: Demographic and migratory flows affecting European regions and cities: what does the future hold?
Author(s): Frank Heins

Presentation n. 3
Title: ESPON evidence in changing territorial planning processes in Portugal within the EU Cohesion Policy strategies
Author(s): Eduardo Medeiros

Presentation n. 4
Title: Territorial Cohesion: tensions between spatial planning objectives and crises impacts in Portuguese context
Author(s): Eduarda Marques da Costa

Presentation n. 5
Title: Cohesion Policy, Structural Funds and organised crime
Author(s): Danilo Aceto

Slot 3
Sub-title: ESPON results, application and use
Chair: Valérie Biot
Discussant: Bernard Elissalde and Joaquin Dasì Farinos

Presentation n. 1
Title: Italy in Europe 2020. Political Geography orientation on the base of ESPON territorial evidence
Author(s): Maria Prezioso

Presentation n. 2
Title: The territorial dimensions of Europe 2020 Strategy: reflections on Italy's performance
Author(s): Francesco Bonsinetto, Enzo falco

Presentation n. 3
Title: The assessment of quality of life in subperipheral urban areas
Author(s): Dovile Lazauskaite, Marija Burinskiene

Presentation n. 4
Title: Territorial approach to energy development policies: the ESPON contribution
Author(s): Angela D'Orazio

Presentation n. 5
Title: Accessibility indicators for the Northern Italy region
Author(s): Davide Fiorello, Dorota Bielanska

Presentation n. 6
Title: Hypothesis of a polycentric multifunctional system: the unconventional case of Sardinia and Corsica
Author(s): Gavino Mariotti, Veronica Camerada

Slot 4
Sub-title: ESPON in Regional Research experiences
Chair: Maria Prezioso
Discussant: Géza Salamin

Presentation n. 1
Title: The territorial aspects of the Green Economy
Author(s): Maria Coronato

Presentation n. 2
Title: Effects of rising energy prices on the competitiveness of the Lazio region
Author(s): Federica Paolini

Presentation n. 3
Title: ESPON rerisk research: application to the case of Apulia. Between potential and limitations of regional planning for the 2007-2013 programming cycle.
Author(s): Marilena Labianca

Presentation n. 4
Title: Economic growth and climate change: a regional analysis. The case of Sardinia
Author(s): Veronica Camerada

Presentation n. 5
Title: Analysis of regional vulnerability with regard to rising energy prices. Focus on Sardinia.
Author(s): Gavino Mariotti

Presentation n. 6
Title: Description and Meta-Narrative of Rural Change of Marmilla (South Central Sardinia) according to Edora Project
Author(s): Salvatore Lampreu

Session code: S11