Transforming territorial thinking through digitalisation


Transforming territorial thinking through digitalisation
Wed, 6. December 2017 - Thu, 7. December 2017


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Inspire policy making with territorial evidence

ESPON Seminar

"Transforming territorial thinking through digitalisation"

in Tallinn, 6 and 7 December 2017

Join the ESPON Seminar and discuss with us how digital transition can tackle challenges and strengthen development potentials of cities and regions across Europe with a particular focus on digitalisation of governance and public services.

We will introduce the newest ESPON evidence on topics related to demographic developmentlabour marketeconomic diversification and resilienceurban-rural linkagesgovernance and strategy buildingterritorial cooperationspatial planning and governance.

In addition, we will open the floor for discussing the possible paths for the territorial future of Europe, focusing on the recent and upcoming works of ESPON and the European Commission.

Confirmed speakers Include:

  • Priidu Ristkok, Ministry of Finance of Estonia (EE)
  • Ilona Raugze, ESPON EGTC
  • Greg ClarkGlobal adviser on spatial development (IE)
  • Paul Timmers, Independent Advisor - Digital Policy and Economy
  • Laurent Frideres, ESPON EGTC
  • Martin Brynskov, University of Aalborg (DK)
  • Anna Piperal, Enterprise Estonia (EE)
  • Hy Dao, University of Geneva (CH)
  • Bernd Schuh, ÖIR (AT)
  • Celine Berggreen-Clausen, City of Helsingborg (SE)
  • Daniel Andre, ESPON Monitoring Committee (SE)
  • Robert Hodosi, EC DG AGRI
  • Gavin Daly, ESPON EGTC
  • Joan Noguera, University of Valencia (ES)
  • Manuela Samek Lodovici, Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IT)
  • Eva Rytter Sunesen, Copenhagen Economics A/S (DK)
  • Kai Böhme, Spatial Foresight GmbH (LU)
  • Kevin Broughton, Coventry University (UK)
  • Erik Gløersen, Spatial Foresight GmbH (LU)
  • Vanya Simeonova, Stichting Wageningen Research /Alterra (NL)
  • Maria Ginnity, ESPON Project Support Team (IE)
  • David Hope, Coventry City Council (UK)
  • Peter Austin, City of Oslo (NO)
  • Zintis Hermansons, ESPON EGTC
  • Fiona Wishlade, University of Strathclyde (UK)
  • Michaela Gensheimer, ESPON EGTC
  • Marjan van Herwijnen, ESPON EGTC
  • Carlos Tapia Garcia, Tecnalia (ES)
  • Peter Billing, ESPON EGTC
  • Sandra Di Biaggio, ESPON EGTC
  • Martin Gauk, ESPON EGTC
  • Andreu Ulied, MCRIT (ES)
  • Claudia Baranzelli, EC JRC
  • Roland Arbter, ESPON Monitoring Committee (AT)
  • Romana Myranikova, ESPON Monitoring Committee (DE)
  • Thiemo Eser, ESPON Managing Authority
  • Tobias Chilla, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)
  • Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna (IT)
  • Maria Prezioso, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (IT)
  • Sabine Zillmer, Spatial Foresight GmbH (LU)
  • Eedi Sepp, ESPON Monitoring Committee (EE)
  • Marius Mladenov, ESPON Monitoring Committee (BG)

A more detailed programme is online at the ESPON website.

Registration is open until Wednesday 22 November 2017. 

The ESPON Seminar is organised in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU within the framework of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.

Looking forward to seeing you in Tallinn!



ESPON 2020 – More information


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Phone: +352 20 600 280

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The ESPON EGTC is the Single Beneficiary of the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.

The Single Operation within the programme is implemented by the ESPON EGTC and co-financed

by the European Regional Development Fund, the EU Member States and the Partner States,

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.