Espon-Spatial Scenarios

Leader: Barcelona Provincial Council

Partners: l’Hérault Departmental Council, Torino Province, Latin Arc

Analytical partners: Politecnico di Milano, Instituto de Estudios Regionales Metropolitanos de Barcelona y Tersyn.

Period: 2008 -2010

Budget (EU funding): 180.000 €


Spatial Scenarios: New Tools for Local Governments

Project description

The goal of this project is to transfer the methodology of spatial scenarios that were developed in the ESPON 2006(3.2.) programme to the local-regional scale and – more specifically – to the Mediterranean context.

Through the Espon-Spatial scenarios project, we have worked on the actualization of wider EU spatial scenarios and the methodology transfer to NUTS III (provinces) in the Western Mediterranean.  In this vein, we have also concentrated our efforts on data collection and the assessment of trends in order to elaborate quantitative and qualitative scenarios – regarding community, cohesion and competitiveness – and thematic scenarios on strategic aspects (such as economic aspects and the financial crisis, demographic aspects, transportation, mobility, climate change, governance, etc).

ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observation Network) is a research program applied to the EU territorial development. It is related to the Structural Funds and it informs the European Comission and the EU member states.

ESPON’s main objective is to provide European, regional and local decision-makers with relevant information on the most important trends regarding the territorial impact of policies. It also provides support in the formulation and implementation of these policies.



1. Elaboration on a study on "Spatial Scenarios in a global perspective: Europe and the Latin Arc countries  "

2. Elaboration of a study in the Barcelona Province: The main report and the Barcelona analysis has been published in Catalan in a local research review papers:

3. Seminar for results dissemination- Barcelona, 21-23 Septiembre 2011. The seminar was organized together with Barcelona’s Consorcio Universidad Internaiconal Menendez Pelayo CUIMPB

Visiones y previsiones: Barcelona y Catalunya en Europa y en el mundo Authors: Andreu Ulied y Roberto Camagni



We urgently need a joint action of policy makers, private sectors, universities and civil society because the future of tourism must be sustainable

Latin Arc has participated in the European Tourism Day 2017

Latin Arc has participated, as leader of the project INTERREG Bleutourmed_C3, to the event organized by the European Commission "European Tourism Day 2017", that was held in Bruxelles last November 28th

Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.


Arco Latino at the General Assembly of UNIMED

Arco Latino will participate in the General Assembly of UNIMED in Paris the 30 and 31 of October 2017.

Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action

In the framework of the activities of the BleuTourMed_C3 the Interreg Med Horizontal Project of the Community on Sustainable Tourism, "Making tourism more sustainable! Sharing methodologies for a joint action” will take place in Athens the 4 and 5 of October 2017.

Arco Latino at the The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

In the framework of the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy - Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017, Arco Latino together with the Chamber of Achaia, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, and ICOMOS will organise the Workshop on Sustainable Tourism.