Research

ESPON Belgian contact point: coordination and communication of the ESPON 2020 cooperation programme

Research, Ongoing

ESPON - Universiteit Gent 19/08/16 → 18/08/22

This project is the Brussels based leg of the Belgian ESPON contact point. The contact point consists of three partners that represent the three Belgian regions: VUB (Cosmopolis, Prof. Kobe Boussauw) for Brussels, Ghent University (AMRP, Prof. Luuk Boelens) for Flanders, and ULg (LEMA, Prof. Jacques Teller) for the Walloon region. The central secretariat is located at Ghent University (AMRP, Chloé Walot).

The contact point carries out the communication and dissemination on the ESPON 2020 programme in Belgium. Concretely, this means that we spread the communication and dissemination around the program in Belgium:

- the research results and translate them to the Belgian context for the stakeholders
- the ESPON activities like publications, events, and so on
- render assistance for ESPON calls on applied research or analysis

This is done through newsletters, info days, synthesis reports and meeting reports. Furthermore, two working meetings per year are organized in order to exchange ideas about the ESPON network in Belgium and to discuss research questions and results, and their scientific and political relevance.