ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme - Objectives

The mission of ESPON 2020 is to continue the consolidation of a European Territorial Observatory Network and through the provision and policy use of comparable, systematic and reliable territorial data.

The aim of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme is to support the reinforcement of the effectiveness of EU Cohesion Policy and other sectoral policies and programmes under European Structural Investment (ESI) funds as well as national and regional territorial development policies. The programme envisages an indirect support to all eleven thematic objectives covering the priorities of Europe 2020 for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.