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Evidence from ESPON: Supporting smart, sustainable, inclusive growth


This new publication outlines results from the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (or, in short: ESPON), which may support European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) activities in the UK.

More broadly, this information should also be useful for any regional or local decision-makers who wish to promote some of the objectives included in smart growth – from strengthening research and development and innovation, to promoting social inclusion and combating poverty.

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