One of the objectives of the ESPON 2020 Database is to provide an easy access to data from ESPON 2020 activities.
These data should be policy-relevant, non-redundant and reliable and cover the wide spectrum of results which were produced by ESPON projects. In order to do so, data must be carefully selected and tied with precise metadata. The ESPON 2020
Database project builds upon the data collection strategy (and concepts) defined by the ESPON M4D project which developed the ESPON 2013 Database. However, it adapted this strategy to avoid certain constraints and allow for a better traceability of data.