Evidence from ESPON to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
Outlines ESPON results which may support European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) activities in the UK. More broadly, this information should also be useful for any national, regional or local decision-makers who wish to promote some of the objectives included in smart, sustainable and inclusive growth – from strengthening research and development and innovation, to promoting social inclusion and combating poverty.

Attractiveness of initial vocational education and training – identifying what matters
Reveals wider issues that be crucial to understanding what makes Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) an attractive option to potential students. Shows that the composition and respective strengths of the labour market, expenditure on vocational education, as well as wider factors such as views of family members, perceptions about the quality of VET and the wider educational context all play a role.