A ESPON Policy Brief demonstrates the relevance of a "pan-European" approach to cross-border observationNovember 2021
The policy brief "Cross-border monitoring and observation in Europe" explores the main takeaways from research studies done at EU level, compiling the most relevant EU documents, and aims to support the upscaling of good practices for cross-border monitoring and observation to pan-European level.
Extract of the report: "So far, research has underlined that access to relevant data sets for cross-border regions is still limited, ‘as transnational, national and regional data referring to cross-border territories is not structurally available for several organisational and methodological reasons. Nevertheless, as this is a growing need, and some good examples are already set in place, the opportunity to scale up and build up a comprehensive, pan-Europe cross-border observation and monitoring approach is being supported at many levels, from European to local, as it could play an important role in removing obstacles and enhancing cohesion."Back to list