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1. Copyright notice

This site is intended to be used by the public for information exchange. Any attempt to modify this resource or associated information other than for instructed use is strictly prohibited and may be punishable.

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged as follows, save where otherwise stated.

© ESPON, 2013.

2. Disclaimer

The information in this web site does not necessary reflect the opinion of the ESPON Monitoring Committee.

3. Use of ESPON material

Permission is given to use the ESPON information, such as maps, graphs, data and findings under the condition that the following requirements are fully met:

ESPON information has to be cited as © ESPON, 2013

In case ESPON results are used, such as findings, maps and graphs, a disclaimer must be placed in the beginning

of the report, visible and readable, saying:

”Texts and maps stemming from research projects under the ESPON programme presented in this report do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ESPON Monitoring Committee”.

ESPON maps reproduced must follow the ESPON map design and include the ESPON disclaimer and the ESPON logo as well as the outermost regions.

To exclude using the ESPON map design for new maps produced by projects outside the ESPON framework.
A printed copy of the final report, article or project using ESPON material must be sent to INTERSTRAT Lead Partner RTPI ( the ESPON Coordination Unit (

4. Limited warranty

The ESPON Programme takes every effort to ensure that the information published on this web site is accurate. However, the ESPON Programme cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

The ESPON Programme makes every effort to check the information available on the website. It is always wise for users to run an anti virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. The ESPON Programme cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material of the ESPON web site.

5. Third-party sites, products, and Services

The mention of specific research institutes, universities, public institutions and private organisations does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the ESPON Programme in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

The ESPON web site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the ESPON Programme, and the ESPON Programme is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The ESPON Programme provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the ESPON Programme.

6. Privacy policy

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