ESPON 2013 is an applied research programme partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and partly by the 28 EU member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Its research has built an evidence base to support policy development for territorial cohesion and development. ESPON appoints two experts to sit on the Sounding Board for Applied Research projects and to provide advice and peer review throughout the research.
Cliff was a peer reviewer on the Sounding Boards for two Applied Research projects.
- European Development Opportunities in Rural areas – EDORA (2008-2011) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/edora.html
- Geographical Specificities and Territorial Potentials in Europe – GEOSPECS (2010-2012) http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Projects/Menu_AppliedResearch/geospecs.html