The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) was adopted at the Council meeting in Potsdam in May 1999. Seven years after the presentation of the final version of the ESDP, the effects of the ESDP at EU level and in each Member State are being assessed in order to identify the potential of the ESDP and to find best examples of its application and implementation at European, transnational, national and regional/local level. It is to be expected that ESDP also has had an impact in the new Member States as well as in the neighbouring countries, which participate in the ESPON programme. The project therefore considers the entire “ESPON-space” as the research area.
Coord.: João Ferrão