On the 7th of February the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Managing Authority of the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Italy-Slovenia, has hosted in Trieste a scientific meeting organised by t33 Srl in order to present the factsheet on this cooperation area, produced by the TerrEvi project (cofinanced by the European Union in the framework of the ESPON 2013 Programme). Ms Laura Comelli, Managing Authority of the Programme, participated at the meeting together with Mr Marko Glavina, Ms Michela Giarle, Ms Sandy Petrossi and Mr Skerlic Iztok, head of the JTS. Andrea Gramillano, t33 expert, highlighted the potential of the ESPON territorial evidence approach in the programming phase. The debate demonstrated the possible contribution of this approach also to the ex ante evaluation process.
Being ESPON knowledge basis already highly developed, the TerrEvi project, belonging to the ESPON scientific platform, has been conceived for making the available evidences more accessible and used by European Structural Funds programme authorities and stakeholders. TerrEvi developed a methodological concept for using available territorial evidence for the 2014-2020 programming period and tested the full potential of the methodological concept in ten pilot cases, developing ways forward how ESPON territorial evidences can be useful for both Growth & Jobs and Territorial Cooperation Programmes. In particular, TerrEvi project has produced:
- 66 factsheets for the European Territorial Cooperation programmes;
- 10 Territorial Evidence Packs for 10 regional and ETC programmes.
The on field experience (workshops, case studies) of TerrEvi highlighted a large interest in the regional managing authorities regarding the use of ESPON tools in supporting the programming activity.
After the meeting of Trieste, the TerrEvi dissemination programme is expected to involve authorities managing other cooperation programmes, ministerial programmes and regional programmes supported by the European Regional Development Fund.