OIR conducted a study examining the local governance structure of SME and entrepreneurship policy in the EU. 17 cities and regions within and beyond the EU borders were analysed...
OIR has contributed to a study for the Committee of the Regions on the challenges and obstacles faced by entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) on islands and...
OIR is presently conducting a new study which examines the democratic dimension of EU negotiations on free trade agreements, with a particular focus on the role and...
In Austria and in the European context in general, the discussion on smart cities has been mostly focused on large urban areas. There is a pronounced lack of knowledge on smart...
Spatial planning | 22.03.2017
ESPON-COMPASS project has been launched
ESPON COMPASS is an applied research project, which will provide a comparison on territorial governance and spatial planning systems in Europe. OIR will conduct two of the case...
Europa | 06.03.2017
ESPON-Workshop Territorial Futures
The ESPON study on ‘Possible European Territorial Futures’ explores different futures for Europe and their territorial impacts. The aim is to generate new insight on possible...
On the 7th of February 2017 the project ‘ESPON TIA Tool Update‘ started with a meeting in Luxemburg. The tools project which was tendered by the European Spatial Planning...
On 13th December 2016, OIR had the pleasure to welcome a delegation from the Albanian Ministry of Urban Development. After exchanging the fields of work and tasks of OIR and the...
Under the topic "Where are European cities heading? Evidence for better policy-making", an ESPON seminar was held from 7 to 8 of December in Bratislava. Due to the great success...
OIR together with Spatial Foresight und SWECO has concluded a project providing an overview of the implementation of the performance frameworks in 2014-2020 ESI funds. DG Regio...