ESPON INTERSTRAT: ESPON In Integrated Territorial Development Strategies

funded by the ESPON Programme (2011-2013)

The aim of the ESPON INTERSTRAT was transnational learning about using ESPON research in integrated policies for urban and rural development. The project brought together 9 partners from across the EU, incorporating very different institutional capacities and approaches to territorial policy-making, many different languages and representing a broad cross-section of territorial specificities. This diversity and breadth of experience was an important driver of the project design, with its focus on combining territorial responsiveness with transferability and effective learning.