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Publication date:2013-03-14, Last updated:2013-11-26

The ESPONTrain project provides both education for postgraduate level of higher education and training in how to use ESPON concepts and techniques in policy-making and practice. USESPON has developed additional training which can be accessed via the ESPONTrain VLE.

The USESPON curriculum consists of 3 modules, available to all USESPON VLE users: Delphi, Nexus and Urban Benchmarking. These modules are aiming at making ESPON findings more accessible and easier to implement in practice. They have been specifically designed for policy makers and practitioners dealing with territorial development and cohesion strategies and plans.

The tools being presented through the USESPON-VLE are easy to understand, can be applied through a step-by-step procedure and do not require a specialized software or a strong understanding of multi-variate statistical methods. General information about the VLE and the manual for users are available below.

If you want to take part in the USESPON VLE courses please send an e-mail (in English) to in order to receive further information for logging and using the VLE.