APPLICATION AND EFFECTS OF THE ESDP IN THE MEMBER STATES

SCOPE

The ESPON project, “Application and effects of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) in the Member States”, assesses the application of the ESDP at the EU level and in the Member States regarding policy-making, planning legislation and documents, institutional changes and planning discourses. The main finding of this study was that the ESDP has had only a limited impact on the EU and the Member State level. Moreover, if ESDP elements are used in the above-mentioned contexts, it is often the case that no direct references to the document are found.

PARTNERS

(1) Lead Partner: Nordregio (2) EuroFutures, SWEDEN (3) Institute for Spatial Planning (IRPUD), GERMANY (4) Katholieke University Leuven, BELGIUM (5) Austrian Institute for Spatial Planning (ÖIR) (6) Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies (OTB) - University of Delft, THE NETHERLANDS (7) Philippe DeBoe Consultant, BELGIUM (8) Politecnico di Torino, ITALY (9) Spatial Development and Research Unit (SDRU) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE (10) University of Liverpool, UK

FUNDING

ERDF INTERREG III

DURATION

2004-2007