ESPON transnational outreach support 2019-2022

Transnational Outreach (TNO) Support for the period 2019-2022 is a continuation of a service carried out between 2017 and 2019. The transnational outreach strand of the ESPON EGTC aims at national, regional and local stakeholders, which are not or not fully reachable through the European outreach. This includes policymakers and practitioners involved in macro-regional, transnational, cross-border, national and subnational policy processes.

The overall purpose of the Transnational Outreach Strategy is to engage closely with existing and new key stakeholders, namely from government organizations at national, regional and local level, academia and scientists, civil society and the private sector covering the territory of the 28 European Member States and the four Partner Countries. In order to evenly organize the outreach activities throughout Europe, four geographical groupings have been defined with appropriate communication channels for transmitting key messages to specific target audiences. TNO activities to be implemented include also the organization of various events in innovative ways, drafting of shorter publications and language translations. The Transnational Outreach Strategy recognizes that different priorities and needs will exist in different transnational groupings and among various types of stakeholders and therefore a needs assessment process has been launched to better understand their expectations and collect additional information on stakeholders’ ideas about territorial development and policy implementation.


  • Ghent University - Centre for Mobility and Spatial Planning (Lead)
  • University of Tartu
  • Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 - UMS RIATE
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
  • Aalborg University - Department of Planning
  • University of Luxembourg - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • The University of Akureyri
  • Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • LGI Consulting Paris