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ESPON WEEK in France


Start: 31.05.22
Slutt: 02.06.22
Frist: 15.05.22

Stronger together: recovering through crises.
New challenges to territorial cohesion in Europe?


The ESPON week from 30 May to 3 June 2022 is organised in cooperation with the French Presidency of
the EU Council in the framework of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme, which aims to support policy
development for promoting territorial cohesion and harmonious development of the European territory.

Events are taking place on site and some of them will be web streamed (the exact events will be confirmed
at a later time).

The week addresses European, regional and local policymakers, as well as researchers, practitioners and

The aim of the seminar is to provide insights and understanding on the new challenges to territorial
cohesion, revealing how, by working together, Europe can recover through crises, and emerge stronger.
ESPON territorial evidence will feed the debates and discussions, addressing the key topics surrounding
the current and future policymaking processes.

Cohesion remains central to European Union policies, and although convergence between Member States
has accelerated, internal regional disparities within the fast-growing Member States have increased, as the
8th Cohesion Report reveals.

Detailed program for the ESPON WEEK can be found here

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