SPATIAL  FORESIGHT

territorial policy support and research

  Territory matters

   European foresight

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 information about territories and development processes to inform

  • future-oriented policies that acknowledge territorial diversity;
  • policy recommendations that enable evidence-based decision-making;
  • defined policy objectives.

 

We LOVE

We love working for better European policies, by

  • advancing the discussions on Europe and its evolution;
  • stimulating territorial thinking and future-informed policy advice;
  • spreading our project insights to a wider public through our think-tank.

 

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We are GOOD

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

  • easy to understand deliverables and visualisations of complex ideas;
  • participation in existing policy debates and inspiration for new ones;
  • inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural team that brings together reflective thinking;

 

Our passion

We are passionate about strengthening every single European territory, by

  • continuously learning to sharpen and deepen knowledge and expertise;
  • developing our capacity and methods to challenge conventional thinking;
  • encouraging sound policies and broad horizons.

 

Our profession

We consider the past, the present and the future, to

  • provide territorial policy support and research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation;
  • facilitate processes and training, develop strategies and support capacity building;
  • scan and identify trends and developments for territorial foresight.

 

We PROVIDE

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

  • critical quantitative and qualitative analysis and policy-oriented reflections;
  • meticulous process design and co-creation;
  • proactive cooperation with our partners and clients of different mind-sets and cultures.

 

Our mission

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

  • unravelling territorial complexities and diversities;
  • combining knowledge from different fields of expertise to offer deeper understanding;
  • sparking creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and participative processes.

 

Our vocation

We make a positive impact by

  • recognising different types of territories and their specificities;
  • looking across and beyond borders;
  • highlighting 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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Maria Toptsidou

analyst & policy adviser
maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

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Bernd Schuh

analyst & policy adviser
bernd.schuh@spatialforesight.eu

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Marcela Mäder Furtado

analyst
marcela.mader@spatialforesight.eu

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Paola Marinović

analyst

paola.marinovic@spatialforesight.eu

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Kirsti Hagemann

analyst

kirsti.hagemann@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 & policy adviser
maria.toptsidou@spatialforesight.eu

| read more

 


Bernd Schuh

analyst & policy adviser
bernd.schuh@spatialforesight.eu

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Marcela Mäder Furtado

analyst
marcela.mader@spatialforesight.eu

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Paola Marinović

analyst

paola.marinovic@spatialforesight.eu

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Kirsti Hagemann

analyst

kirsti.hagemann@spatialforesight.eu

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OUR ON-GOING PROJECTS

12 European projects

7 transnational and cross-border projects

5 national and regional projects

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European projects

EU_Project_2023-286

Access to affordable and quality housing for all people

Client: ESPON

Duration: 2023 - 2025

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EU_Project_2023-290

Study to support the mid-term evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2021-2027

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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EU_Project_2023-287

Review of the Territorial Agenda 2030

Client: ESPON

Duration: 2023 - 2025

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EU_Project_2023-285

Ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy crisis instruments

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2023 - 2025

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EU_Project_2023-282

Handbook on Cross-Border Energy Communities

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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EU_Project_2023_281

Territorial governance of non-standard geographies

Client: ESPON

Duration: 2023 - 2026

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EU_Project_2023-277

Scoping the socio-economic performance of the EU proximity economy

Client: EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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EU_Project_2023-276

Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Client: Interreg Europe Programme

Duration: 2023 - 2029

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EU_Project_2023-275

Study on the EU Social Economy

Client: EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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EU_Project_2022-244

Strategic coordination and financial complementarity of CPR Funds with other EU instruments

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2022 - 2023

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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 - 2023

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EU_Project_2021-xxx

Framework contract on territorial cohesion and EU budget

Client: European Committee of the Regions

Duration: 2021 - 2024

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Transnational projects

Transnational_Project_2024-291

Study on the uptake of SCO and FNLC for the CPR Funds

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2024

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Transnational_Project_2023-289

Support of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Client: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Regions and Water Management

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Transnational_Project_2023-279

SCOs and FNLTC in practice in the IPA countries

Client: European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Regional_Project_2023-283

ACTAREA workshops DE-FR border area

Client: BBSR - Federal Institute for Research on Building

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Transnational_Project_2023-266

Mapping of financial intermediaries in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

Client: European Investment Bank

Duration: 2023

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Transnational_Project_2021-229

Interreg Euregio Meuse Rhine impact evaluation

Client: Interreg Euregio Meuse Rhine

Duration: 2021 - 2024

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Transnational_Projekt_2015-077

Interreg 2 Seas Programme evaluation

Client: Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020

Duration: 2015 - 2022 

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National & regional projects

Regional_Project_2023-288

Evaluation of REACT-EU in the framework of the ERDF RPL operational programme

Client: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Regional_Project_2023-273

Evaluation of REACT-EU in the framework of the ERDF NRW operational programme

Client: Managing Authority of the ERDF programme North Rhine-Westphalia

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Regional_Project_2023-272

Territorial strategies in Sweden

Client: Swedish Board for Housing, Building and Planning

Duration: 2023 - 2024

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Regional_Project_2023-264

Cellule nationale d’Information pour la Politique Urbaine III

Client: Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning, Luxembourg

Duration: 2023 – 2026

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Regional_Project_2022-259

Cooperation nature parks Mëllerdall-Our-Südeifel

Client: The Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning (LU)

Duration: 2022 - 2024

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THINK TANK

activities

 

Discussion Papers

 

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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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.

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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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CIPU Blog

 

 

The Spatial Foresight team is actively contributing to the CIPU blog. As a national platform for urban policy and planning in Luxembourg, CIPU aims to elevate awareness of spatial planning on an international scale.

 

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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