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ESPON project 4.1.3 Monitoring Territorial Development


Project duration: 2006

ESPON project 4.1.3 "Monitoring Territorial Development" dealt with the basic conditions and possibilities of a spatial monitoring system for the European territory in order to report periodically and in a specific and policy-oriented way about spatial development in Europe.

The selection of indicators forms a substantial part of such a system. They are to reflect basic spatial development trends thus supporting a more specific development of political objectives and processes.

Based on the results of ESPON projects implemented so far, this project was designed to have an initial share in defining key indicators on the European level in order to carry out future data collections in a more specific way. The key indicators of this spatial monitoring system are to form the basis for periodical reports.

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Volker Schmidt-Seiwert
Division I 3 - European Spatial and Urban Development
Phone: +49 228 99401-2246