SPATIAL  FORESIGHT

territorial policy support and research

SPATIAL  FORESIGHT

office anno 1935

An idea about the future

should be ridiculous to be useful

Learn more about Spatial Foresight our reason for being, following Japanese concept IKIGAI:

 

The world NEEDS

The world needs more territorial analysis and foresight, through

  • informed future-oriented policies that acknowledge territorial diversity;
  • policy recommendations that allow decision-making towards defined policy objectives;
  • an inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural team, that brings together diverse perspectives.

 

We LOVE

We love working for better European policies, by

  • keeping the discussion and evolution on Europe ongoing;
  • encouraging 'out-of-the-box' territorial thinking and policy advice;
  • spreading our project insights to the wider public through our think-tank activities.

 

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We are GOOD

We are good at combining high academic standards and policy orientation, through

  • turning complex topics into easy to read deliverables;
  • following and contributing to policy debates;
  • working together with different mind-sets and cultures.

 

Our passion

We are passionate for strengthening every single European territory, by

  • sharpening and deepening knowledge and expertise on European Territorial Development and Spatial Planning;
  • developing our tool box and methods to challenge conventional thinking;
  • encouraging sound policies and broadening mindsets.

 

Our profession

We evaluate the past, analyse the present and explore the future, to

  • provide territorial policy support and research, analysis and evaluation;
  • facilitate processes and trainings, develop strategies, support capacity building activities;
  • monitor trends and developments for territorial foresight.

 

We PROVIDE

We provide you with high quality, tailor-made projects delivered on time, through

  • critical analysis and policy oriented reflections;
  • thorough process design and co-creation;
  • creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

 

Our mission

We aim to make Europe a more just, more sustainable and more united place, by

  • unraveling the territorial complexities;
  • combining knowledge from different fields of expertise to offer a deeper understanding;
  • creating confidence and commitment to our clients.

 

Our vocation

We are meant to uplift the importance of territories, by

  • recognising different types of territories and their specificities;
  • looking across and beyond borders;
  • highlighting the territorial implications of policies.

 

We are a multi-national and interdisciplinary team.

 

Our main office is in Heisdorf (Luxembourg) and we have branch offices in Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France).

Dr Kai Böhme

partner & director of Spatial Foresight

kai.boehme@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Sabine Zillmer

partner & head of Berlin office  
sabine.zillmer@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Erik Gløersen

partner & head of Paris office
erik.gloersen@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Silke N. Haarich

analyst & policy adviser
silke.haarich@spatialforesight.eu

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Sandra Spule

analyst & policy adviser
sandraspule@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Jean Claude Zeimet

process facilitator & policy adviser
jean-claude.zeimet@spatialforesight.eu

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Flavio Besana

research assistant, PhD student
flavio.besana@spatialforesight.eu

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Frank Holstein

process facilitator
frank.holstein@spatialforesight.eu

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Maria Toptsidou

analyst
maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

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Sebastian Hans

analyst
sebastian.hans@spatialforesight.eu

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Clément Corbineau

analyst
clement.corbineau@spatialforesight.eu

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Christian Lüer

analyst & policy adviser
christian.lueer@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Kai Böhme

partner & director of Spatial Foresight

kai.boehme@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Dr Sabine Zillmer

partner & head of Berlin office  
sabine.zillmer@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Dr Erik Gløersen

partner & head of Paris office
erik.gloersen@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Dr Silke N. Haarich

analyst & policy adviser
silke.haarich@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Sandra Spule

analyst & policy adviser
sandraspule@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Christian Lüer

analyst & policy adviser
christian.lueer@spatialforesight.eu

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Maria Toptsidou

analyst
maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Jean Claude Zeimet

process facilitator & policy adviser
jean-claude.zeimet@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Frank Holstein

process facilitator
frank.holstein@spatialforesight.eu

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Sebastian Hans

analyst
sebastian.hans@spatialforesight.eu

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Clément Corbineau

analyst
clement.corbineau@spatialforesight.eu

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Flavio Besana

research assistant, PhD student
flavio.besana@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


OUR ON-GOING PROJECTS

12 European projects

8 transnational and cross-border projects

7 national and regional projects

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European projects

EU_Project_2020-192

Potential impacts of COVID-19 on regions and cities

Client: European Committee of the Regions

Duration: 2020

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EU_Projekt_2020-188

Interreg Europe – update mid-term evaluation

Client: GEIE GECOTT Interreg Europe programme

Duration: 2020

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EU Project 2020-187

ESPON ERMES - European research for maritime eco(nomic) cluster governance strategies

Client: ESPON EGTC
Duration: 2020 - 2021

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EU_Projekt_2019-180

European Parliament framework contract on impact assessments and European added value

Client: European Parliamentary Research Services

Duration: 2019 - 2023

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EU_Projekt_2019-177

Challenges and opportunities for developing entrepreneurship at the EU external borders

Client: ESPON EGTC

Duration: 2019 - 2020

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EU_Projekt_2019-176

Analysis of the impact of Social business initiative

Client: European Commission, DG Employment

Duration: 2019 - 2021

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EU_Projekt_2019-166

Territorial Agenda 2030

Client: German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
Duration: 2019 - 2021

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EU_Projekt_2018-151

EU-CELAC Cooperation on Territorial Cohesion

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO
Duration: 2019 - 2020

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EU_Projekt_2018-140

RE-CITY - reviving shrinking cities

Client: EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Duration: 2018 - 2021

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EU_Projekt_2017-119

ESPON BRIDGES

Client: ESPON EGTC
Duration: 2017 - 2020

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EU_Projekt_2017-XXXX

Committee of the Regions Framework contract on Cohesion Policy

Client: Committee of the Regions
Duration: 2016 - 2020

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EU_Projekt_2017-104

ESPON Database portal II

Client: ESPON EGTC
Duration: 2017 - 2020

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Transnational projects

Transnational_Projekt_2020-189

NWE Territorial analysis and programme drafting

Client: GEIE GECOTTI Interreg NWE

Duration: 2020

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Transnational_Projekt_2019-181

ADRION operational and impact evaluation

Client: Interreg ADRION Programme
Duration: 2019 - 2022

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Transnational_Projekt_2019-162

Alpine Space evaluation

Client: Alpine Space Interreg VB programme
Duration: 2019 - 2022

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Transnational_Projekt_2018-134

Interreg Baltic Sea Evaluation

Client: INTERREG Baltic Sea Region
Duration: 2018 - 2020

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Transnational_Projekt_2018-150

Green economy in the Alps II

Client: German Federal Environmental Agency
Duration: 2019 - 2020

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Transnational_Projekt_2017-116

Interreg Channel evaluation

Client: Norfolk County Council
Duration: 2017 - 2022

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Transnational_Projekt_2017-XXX

INTERREG North-West Europe evaluation

Client: INTERREG North-West Europe
Duration: 2016 - 2022

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Transnational_Projekt_2015-077

INTERREG 2 Seas Programme evaluation

Client: INTERREG 2Seas Programme 2014-2020

Duration: 2015 - 2022 

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National & regional projects

Regional_Projekt_2020-191

Evidence-informed decision making in Ukraine

Client: GIZ

Duration: 2020

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Regional_Projekt_2020-195

Rural Coworking Spaces

Client: LEADER Regioun Mëllerdall

Duration: 2020 - 2022

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Regional Projekt_2020-190

International review of national plans

Client: Swedish Board of Housing, Planning & Building

Duration: 2020

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Regional_Projekt_2019-175

Possibilities for future transnational cooperation in the North-West European cooperation area post 2020

Client: Rhineland-Palatine Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Duration: 2019 - 2020

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Regional_Projekt_2019-161

Housing policy in Luxembourg

Client: Ministry of Housing, Luxembourg
Duration: 2019 - 2020

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Regional_Projekt_2018-143

Luxembourg national information platform for urban policies (CIPU)

Client: Ministère du Développement durable et des Infrastructures, Ministère du Logement, Ville de Luxembourg, Ville d'Esch-sur-Alzette, Ville de Dudelange
Duration: 2018 - 2021

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Regional_Projekt_2017-132

Austrian ERDF evaluation

Client: ÖIR
Duration: 2017 - 2023

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THINK TANK

activities

 

Spatial Foresight Briefs

 

Based on insights from various assignments and policy debates, Spatial Foresight team members draft regularly Spatial Foresight Briefs. These very short and focused papers on current themes are easy to access by policy makers and researchers alike.

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Spatial Foresight Illustrations

 

Based on insights from various assignments and policy debates, Spatial Foresight team members develop illustrations on territorial development or policy processes in Europe.

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Territorial

Thinkers

 

Spatial Foresight supports the Territorial Thinkers, a small group of leading brains in the field of European territorial policies. Their aim is to expose and explain the inevitability to increase the attention to the territorial dimension of European policies.

Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance

 

Spatial Foresight is member of the Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance. Network aims at catalysing change that develop and support innovations on better territorial governance for Western Balkan in line with its European Union ambitions.

German Academy for Territorial Development (ARL)

 

Several Spatial Foresight team members are active in the network of the German Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL). The ARL is a forum to promote co-operation both between theory and practice and among regions.

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