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Territorial Approaches to New Governance (ESPON TANGO)

The ESPON applied research project 'Territorial Approaches for New GOvernance' (ESPON TANGO) will delve deeply into the conceptualisation and operationalisation of territorial governance across Europe.

The aim is to provide evidence to support future territorial development policies in general and Cohesion Policies that improves regional competitiveness, social inclusion and sustainable and balanced growth of the European territory in particular.

The ESPON TANGO project will assess current trends in territorial governance as well as develop a robust typology and a framework of good governance practices. The required information will be gathered in particular through in-depth case studies. A central goal of the project is to identify and deduce innovative and promising practices of territorial governance across Europe that shall be synthesised and disseminated in a policy-relevant 'Handbook of Territorial Governance'.