TerritoriALL - Quality of Life

In this TerritoriALL we seek answers to a fundamental question: what is QoL?
Andrej Vizjak, the Minister for the Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia, underlines that QoL is among the main priorities of the Slovenian Presidency
Romina Boarini, Director of the Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity of the OECD, describes the impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives and the effort to build back better after the pandemic
Andrej Zorko, EESC Workers’ Group member notes that we cannot have an economic recovery without maintaining sound social security for all
Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of the Social Policies Unit in Eurofound point out that successful recovery depends greatly on our ability to make sure that the transition to the ‘new normal’ does not leave rural areas behind
Frank Bogovic, Member of the European Parliament explains that smart villages can improve access to services for rural areas, helping citizens take ownership and responsibility for their territories
Marie-Josée Vidal, Director-General of the Department of Spatial Planning, analyses the international consultation “Luxembourg in transition”
Sandrine De Meyer, from Perspective.Brussels, describes Belgium’s effort to protect open spaces and limit urban sprawl
Alenka Smerkolj, Secretary-General of the Alpine Convention, underlines that data is key for policymaking as it is hard to define QoL
Lili Madjar, Director of the Regional Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, reminds us different perceptions about QoL should be considered when planning and measuring results
Culture and tourism are two aspects that are directly linked to QoL. Victoria Ateca-Amestoy and Andreas Joh. Wiesand from the ESPON HERIWELL project and Cristina Nuñez, Director of NECSTouR, provide us with insights into how these two sectors can support well-being and local economies in the post-pandemic era.
You can also read the latest insights from our ESPON projects and publications

TerritoriALL Quality of Life Articles

Wiktor Szydarowski, Director, ESPON EGTC
Integrating Quality of Life into policymaking
Andrej Vizjak, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia
The international consultation “Luxembourg in Transition”
Marie-Josée Vidal, Director-General, Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning, Luxembourg
What is quality of life?
Jorge L. Vega Valle, Inmaculada González Agejas, Sigurdur Arnason, Eedi Sepp
Quality of work for the quality of life
Andrej Zorko, member of the EESC Workers' Group
Territorial quality of life as a common property for citizens
Carlo Sessa, Research director at ISINNOVA
Cultural heritage impacts in "corona" times: the HERIWELL population survey
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU Andreas Joh. Wiesand, European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research
Atlas on Quality of Life in Slovenia
Janez Nared, senior research fellow, Anton Melik Geographical Institute
Post-pandemic tourism reactivation: good practices from European destinations
Cristina Nunez, NECSTouR Director
Rethinking government fit for digital age
Martin Gauk, Project Expert - Data, Toolbox and IT ESPON EGTC
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of working
Michaela Gensheimer, Senior Project Expert ESPON EGTC
Quality of life in metropolitan areas – Metropolitan City of Turin perspective
Claudia Fassero, Head of European and International Programs and Projects Unit, Metropolitan City of Turin
What futures for the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions in 2050
Maria Topsidou, policy adviser, spatial planning
(Re)assembling metro regions
Andreea China, project expert, ESPON EGTC
Promoting sustainable urbanization and land-use in your region
David Evers, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Ivana Katurić, URBANEX Giancarlo Cotella, Politecnico di Torino
Opportunities for the regional development of the new ESPON interregional data on trade of goods
Carlos Llano Verduras, CEPREDE Xabier Velasco Echeverría, NASUVINSA
The economic and social impact of COVID-19 in rural and urban areas
Massimiliano Mascherini, Eurofound Head of Unit Paola Asja Butera, Eurofound traninee
Measuring the quality of life
ESPON presentation
Quality of life in the Alps
Alenka Smerkolj, Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Incorporating the concept of quality of life in Slovenia’s development policies
Lilijana Madjar, Development Council of Cohesion Region Zahodna Slovenia
Belgian Proposal for a Pilot Actions on Territorial Agenda 2030
Sandrine De Meyer, Brussels Region
Smart villages for a better life in rural areas
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament
Quality of life: putting people and places at the centre of policy
Romina Boarini, Director, OECD WISE Centre
Looking ahead in times of uncertainty: having the resolve to move on from a winter of discontent towards … a glorious summer?
Marie-Lorraine Dangeard, senior expert General directorate operational and strategic support
ESPON 2030: Kicking off the consultation on the first Thematic Actions Plans!
ESPON Programme Managing Authority
Regional Strategies for Sustainable and Inclusive Territorial Development
ESPON presentation