Proposal for an ESPON 2030 Programme Thematic Action Plan (TAP) on - ‘European territories in global interactions’
20 January 2023
The understanding The TAP captures economic relations and industrial collaboration of European cities and regions with the rest of the world. [...] the ESPON niche) and 2) to investigate the causal relationship between global interactions, regional policies and the regional economic performance, the latter expressed as regional competitiveness and innovation (i.e. [...] The implementation of the TAP will seek close cooperation with the EU Committee of the Regions, OECD and the EU Joint Research Centre. [...] These changes, however, are going to be spatially asymmetric: the lower the degree of economic competitiveness of a region, the higher the damage of sharp decline in global interactions. [...] The TAP is well-positioned to seek synergies with key stakeholders such as the Joint Research Centre, and in the spirit of its policy mission, with the Harvard Growth Lab in relation to the methodologies for monitoring economic competitiveness.