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Call: Inner Peripheries: National territories facing challenges of access to basic services of general interest

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Programme
ESPON
Acronym ESPON
Type of Fund Structural Funds
Description of programme
"ESPON"

The ESPON 2020 programme aims at promoting and fostering a European territorial dimension in development and cooperation by providing evidence, knowledge transfer and policy learning to public authorities and other policy actors at all levels.

Objective:

  • foster cooperation in the process of policy development
  • further strengthen evidence-informed policy-making across the EU territory
  • contribute to enabling regions and cities to develop place-based responses to the Europe 2020 challenges of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
Generally, ESPON does not finance projects, but is based on calls for stakerholder proposals & tenders.
Link https://www.espon.eu/
Call
Inner Peripheries: National territories facing challenges of access to basic services of general interest
Description of call
"Inner Peripheries: National territories facing challenges of access to basic services of general interest"

The research activity should provide European territorial evidence on the presence and characteristics of inner peripheries and also provide tailor-made strategies at EU level to overcome marginalising effects of inner peripheries and proposals on how cohesion policy could address peripheries them vis-à-vis lagging regions.

 

More concretely, the objective of this research activity is to answer the following key policy questions

  • What are the key elements in the concept of inner peripheries? How can these be mapped? What is the current pattern of inner peripheries in the European territory? Which areas are at risk of becoming inner peripheries?
  • How can the European inner peripheries be characterized in relation to issues such as different age groups, gender balance, price development of the property market, and different types of regions?
  • What processes drive marginalization and how can these be reversed and/or overcome? (processes such as demographic decline, ageing, economic decline, decrease in employment, changed availability of networks of services of general interest, public financing, ...).
  • How can inner peripheries explore and utilise their territorial potentials, support their competitiveness, create jobs and improve the quality of life for their citizens given their conditionalities?
  • What national, regional and local strategies for inner peripheries, including more functional cooperation approaches and governance aspects, could be considered in order to improve their situation?
  • How have inner peripheries been integrated in the EU policy agenda and cohesion policy?And how can this be strengthened in the future? How do inner peripheries compare to lagging regions?
Link http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Calls/Menu_Tenders/Menu_PreviousCalls/InnerPeripheries.html
Thematic Focus Regional development
Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
EFTA countries
Recurring Call Yes
Financial details

The maximum available budget for this contract is 800,000 €, exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Submission

The full dossier of the terms of reference and annexes can be accessed, free of charge, by request via email to tenders@espon.eu or at Portail des Marchés Publics.

Contact Details

Managing authority
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Department for Spatial Planning and Development (DATER), Division for European Affairs
4, Place de l'Europe
L-2946 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 247-86934
Thiemo.Eser@mat.etat.lu, http://www.dat.public.lu

 

http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Contact/Menu_ESPONContactPoints/


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