Spatial Development Strategies in the Enlarged EU: ESPON Project 1.2.3 on Spatially Relevant Aspects of the Information Society

  • Kristine Müller
  • Sabine Zillmer
Part of the German Annual of Spatial Research and Policy book series (GERMANANNUAL)


The project presented in this paper has been part of the ESPON 2006 Programme1 and was financed under the Community Initiative INTERREG III. This programme represents an international network of scientists, politicians and other stakeholders working within the area of European Spatial Development. Among other things, this programme aims at improving the understanding of European territorial diversity and development, and supports the development of suitable instruments and institutions for an enhanced perception and application of ESDP2 options3. Within this framework the ESPON project 1.2.3 — in which the Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) collaborated as a project partner — aimed at the identification of spatially relevant aspects of the information society. On the basis of an analysis of corresponding structures, processes, and policy actions already undertaken, the project developed policy recommendations aimed at supporting the development of an information society in Europe.


Information Society European Spatial Development Perspective Spatial Development Strategy Network Readiness Index European Spatial Planning Observation Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristine Müller
    • 1
  • Sabine Zillmer
  1. 1.Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS)Erkner

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