Spatial Foresight


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Spatial Foresight GmbH is a Luxembourg-based company which provides territorial policy support and research. The fields of activity comprise:

  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Process facilitation
  • Strategy development
  • Training and dissemination
  • Territorial foresight processes
  • European and comparative studies

The principle idea is to bring together territorial development and policy processes with foresight oriented approaches. Foresight encompasses a range of approaches that combine strategic analysis, prospective forward thinking and process oriented dialogical work. Using these approaches for the processes shaping our territories will facilitate a better understanding of how to best capitalise on territorial development potentials.


The latest news about new projects, publications and forthcoming presentations by the Spatial Foresight team:

NEW PROJECT: Euregio Air Accessibility

Spatial Foresight has been awarded, together with TCP International, the University of Münster (WWU) and DTV Consultants, to carry out a study on air accessibility in the German-Dutch border area of the EUREGIO. The study consists of three work packages. First, two large-scale surveys on mobility needs in aviation of both households and enterprises will be conducted. In addition, the current status and accessibility of relevant airports will be assessed. Finally, different scenarios on future development will be developed. The study results will feed into an Interreg project led by the EUREGIO with the provinces, counties, regions and cities as project partners. 

April 2018

NEW PROJECT: Interreg Baltic Sea Evaluation

Spatial Foresight has been commissioned to carry out the Study "Monitoring of the state of institutional capacity in the region and mid-term evaluation of Programme impact" by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.   The study covers two main tasks: 1) monitoring of the state of institutional capacity in the Baltic Sea Region in 2018 and in 2020 in order to up-date the situation of the result indicators defined by the Programme, and 2) the mid-term evaluation of the impact of the Programme. For the monitoring and the evaluation different methods such as documentary review, interviews, surveys, focus groups and case study analysis will be used.

March 2018

NEW PROJECT: Interreg North-West Europe Evaluation Task II

In 2018, Spatial Foresight with cooperation partner t33 will carry out the Implementation Evaluation for the 2014-2020 Interreg North-West Europe Programme within the integrated framework of the monitoring and evaluation system. The evaluation aims to analyse and verify the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme, as well as the expected Programme contribution to the socio-economic changes in the territory.

March 2018

NEW PUBLICATION: EGTC Monitoring Report 2017

The new EGTC monitoring report 2017 that was drafted by Spatial Foresight in collaboration with t33 and ÖIR has been published by the European Committee of the Regions. As every year, the report monitors the activities of the EGTCs. At the end of 2017, 68 have been existing. The report provides them with the possibility to share their efforts and experiences in implementing cross-border policies. The report also draws on legislative aspects, EGTCs and their role in ETC and new groupings currently being founded. This year, a special section was dedicated to the evaluation of the amended EGTC regulation. You can download the EGTC Monitoring Report 2017 here

March 2018

NEW PUBLICATION: Guidelines for territorial foresight

Spatial Foresight has developed under the ESPON Territorial Futures project guidelines for territorial foresight. These guidelines are part of the final delivery of this project which recently have been published.

The ESPON territorial futures project aimed at developing an approach to territorial foresight. The approach has been tested for 3 very divers topics: circular economy, renewable energies and property markets. All reports including a handbook for performing a territorial foresight are available via the ESPON webpage:

March 2018

NEW PROJECT: Assessment of the application of EGTC regulation

Spatial Foresight was awarded by DG REGIO to carry out the evaluation of the amended EGTC regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1302/2013). The project will shed light on the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, European added value and scope for simplification of the EGTC regulation as it is currently in place and will be based on information collected in the framework of the recent EGTC monitoring report.

March 2018

NEW PROJECT: The spatial dimension of the 3rd industrial revolution in Luxembourg

Spatial Foresight conducts a study on the territorial implications and preconditions concerning the 3rd Industrial Revolution in Luxembourg. A vision and strategy for the country's transition to the 3rd Industrial Revolution has been developed in the so-called Rifkin study, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Economics of Luxembourg. The objective of our follow-up study is to debate and highlight the territorial consequences and patterns that may result from the implementation of the transitions, proposed by the Rifkin study. The study is conducted in collaboration with Zeyen+Baumann which contributes with local knowledge about the country.

January 2018


Spatial Foresight has initiatited a discussion on possible futures for Europe. Given the increasing talks about stronger nation states and a weaker EU, we would like to stimulate some discussion about what Europe would look like if it were the other way around. Please feel free to submit your thoughts via our website:

August 2016