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Socio-economic, environmental, technological and governance aspects influence our territories now and in the future. The development of trends in each of these areas will define how our territories and places look like in 30 years. In short, a trend is an emerging pattern of change likely to impact large social groups or governments and require a response. Such trends are not developing at the same pace and do not affect each community and territory in the same way.

This survey aims to collect your insights on relevant trends that describe the development of the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions until 2050. In 30 years, a lot can happen, hence your expert views on trends, their development and territorial implications are important to us.

Inputs collected via this survey informs the development of territorial scenarios for the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions. Territorial scenarios presents plausible development of a territory. A scenario may show: the extent to which digitalisation of societies could affect rural areas in 2050, or to which extent low carbon economies could affect key industrial areas in 2050.

Territorial scenarios for the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions will be developed in the framework of an ESPON project. Territorial scenarios aim to inform policy making in the two macro-regions and identify pointer for policies to enhance the implementation of the macro-regional strategies in the regions. More information on the project can be found on ESPON’s webpage:

Thank you in advance for sharing your point of view on the development of the Danube and / or Adriatic Ionian macro-regions. Completing the survey will take about 10-15 minutes of your time. The survey will remain open until 2 July 2021.

Information collected through the survey will be treated anonymously and aggregated for analysis. Individual answers provided will not be shared with third parties. Personal data will not be stored or communicated to third parties. Any information collected will be used only for the purposes of the above-mentioned study and will be deleted upon closure of the project.

In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Frank Holstein (

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