Welcome to the ESPON Database Portal

This site supplies different users (researchers, policy makers and stakeholders at regional and local level) with data, indicators and tools that can be used for European territorial development and cohesion policy formulation, application and monitoring at different geographical levels.

The data included is mainly coming from European institutions such as EUROSTAT and EEA, and from all ESPON projects. By doing this, the ESPON 2020 Database contributes to better understanding territorial structures, the current situation and past and future trends of different types of European territories in relation with various geographical contexts (from local to global) and within a large variety of themes.

Featured data

Green infrastructure: this indicator is the latest release from GRETA project, dealing with a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas
Date: September 2019
Content: Spatial distribution of Green Infrastructure at NUTS2 and NUTS3
Alps2050 – Overnight stays: indicators from Alps2050 project give a complete overview of the Alpine region
Date: September 2019
Content: Overnight stays per 100 inhabitants at NUTS2 and NUTS3 for the Alpine region
Inner peripheries: the PROFECY project has identified territories with challenges in the access to basic services of general interest
Date: September 2019
Content: Identification of NUTS3 regions as inner periphery in Europe according to high travel times to regional centres (Delineation 1)


New mapkit published for the EUSAIR macro-region
Map EUSAIR macro-region
ESPON BRIDGES project added to the database
Map ESPON Bridges