ESPON 2030 Cooperation Programme - Objectives

The ESPON 2030 programme aims to support policy makers at all levels by providing scientific data and research the European Cohesion Policy and other sectoral policies, the programmes implemented through the European Structural and Investment Funds, as well as national and regional development policies.

The main task of the ESPON 2030 programme in terms of overcoming economic, social and territorial differences and inequalities is to support the development of policies for territorial cohesion and harmonious development of European regions by providing comparable, systematic data proving the territorial dynamics of Europe. An understanding of territorial trends directly supports the development of various strategies at a transnational scale, including macro-regional strategies, sea basin strategies, as well as cross-border or trans-administrative regional strategies.