ESPON Transnational Outreach events in Nordic area in October (Växjö and Tallinn)

ERRIN and Inova+ are supporting ESPON (working closely with Vassilen Iotsov) in organising a series of transnational outreach events across Europe. 

On October 2nd 2018 in Växjö, the seminar will examine Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities  

This seminar (in English) will take examine the challenges of Kronoberg County and then call on rural development experts to outline recent thinking in stimulating rural economic development. Experts from Nordic countries will comment on the Swedish challenges and compare with their own challenges and thinking. ESPON projects on Shrinking rural regions in Europe, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in European Regions and Cities and the World in Europe  (FDI flows) will also be presented.

On October 16th 2018 in Tallinn, the workshop will examine New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems

This workshop (English/Estonian) will examine current issues in the spatial planning systems using Estonia and other Nordic and EU countries as case studies.

The workshop will gather input from ESPON projects such as COMPASS - Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe, RESSI - Regional strategies for sustainable and inclusive territorial development, and SPIMA - Spatial Dynamics and Strategic Planning in Metropolitan Areas as well as a recent ESPON Policy Brief ‘Indicators for integrated territorial and urban development’

Both events are free and open to all. They provide access to experts in their field and ESPON research and illustrate how this research can be of use to a wide set of policy makers, academics, spatial planners, regional development experts, politicians and those just interested in the topic. Interactive participation is encouraged and a final session concludes each event with recommendations for future policy.

Find out more from the Save the Date information attached and register on the ESPON website  - see weblinks for each event above for more information and to register.