SPATIAL  FORESIGHT

territorial policy support and research

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
sandra.spule@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
sandra.spule@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Dr Jean Claude Zeimet

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

| read more

 


Maria Toptsidou

analyst
maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

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Frank Holstein

process facilitator
frank.holstein@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


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

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OUR ON-GOING PROJECTS

16 European projects

16 transnational and cross-border projects

7 national and regional projects

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European projects

EU_Project_2021-228

Mapping of regional bioeconomy strategies in Europe

Client: European Commission's Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-230

Co-design of a support scheme for administrative capacity building

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-226

Monitoring cross-border public services in Europe

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-221

Capacity building programme for macro-regional strategies

Client: INTERACT

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-224

Cohesion Spirit of EU Policies

Client: European Committee of the Regions

Duration: 2021

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EU_Project_2021-222

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU cohesion

Client: European Parliament

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-218

Animation and development of Communities of Practice for Cohesion Policy

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-xxx

Framework contract on territorial cohesion and EU budget

Client: European Committee of the Regions

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2020-216

ESPON 2020 Database portal

Client: ESPON EGTC

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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EU_Project_2021-213

Good practices to address demographic decline

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2021

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EU_Project_2020-203

Regional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the tourist sector in the EU

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2020 - 2021

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EU_Project_2020-202

Public transport in cross-border regions

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2020 - 2021

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EU_Project_2020-198

Web application representing territorial cooperation areas

Client: ESPON EGTC

Duration: 2020 - 2022

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EU_Project_2020-201

ESPON LAKES - Territorial development opportunities for Europe's largest lakes

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_2018-140

RE-CITY - reviving shrinking cities

Client: EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Duration: 2018 - 2022

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Transnational projects

Transnational_Project_2021-234

Interreg Upper Rhine impact evaluation

Client: Direction du Rayonnement Transfrontalier, International et de l'Europe, Région Grand Est via Reeleaf B.V.

Duration: October 2021 - December 2022

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Transnational_Project_2021-232

Multi-level Governance Agenda for blue growth and spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region

Client: Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Duration: 2021

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Transnational_Project_2021-227

Impact evaluation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Client: Danube Strategy Point

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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Transnational_Project_2021-229

Interreg EMR impact evaluation

Client: Interreg Euregio Meuse Rhine

Duration: 2021 - 2024

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Transnational_Project_2021-225

ESPON Quality of Life Spin-Off

Client: ESPON

Duration: 2021

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Transnational_Project_2021-217

Territorial scenarios for the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions (TEVI2050)

Client: ESPON EGTC

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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Transnational_Project_2021-214

Update of the VASAB Long-Term Perspective

Client: VASAB

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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Transnational_Project_2020-209

Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries

Client: European Commission, DG REGIO

Duration: 2020 - 2021

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Transnational_Project_2020-208

Interreg Greater Region programme drafting

Client: GECT Interreg Greater Region

Duration: 2020 - 2021

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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_2018-150

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_Project_2021-231

Saxon ESF Microcredit scheme supporting start-ups

Client: European Investment Bank (EIB) via t33

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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Regional_Project_2021-223

Identification of Simplified Cost Options

Client: Romanian Regional Development Agency Centre

Duration: 2021

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Regional_Project_2021-220

Mëllerdall development strategy

Client: LEADER regioun Mëllerdall

Duration: 2021 - 2022

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Regional_Project_2021-215

Institutional mapping for Lithuanian cooperation areas

Client: ESPON EGTC

Duration: 2021

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Regional_Projekt_2020-195

Rural Coworking Spaces

Client: LEADER Regioun Mëllerdall

Duration: 2020 - 2022

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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 publish Spatial Foresight Briefs & Illustrations. These very short and focused papers on current themes are easy to access by policy makers and researchers alike.

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Blog & Community

 

Our blog on territorial future thoughts stimulates forward thinking about spatial development and European integration, with our community on laterlat forsight thinking.

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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 platform promoting co-operation both between theory and practice and among regions.

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