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Coevolutionary approach to unlock the transformative potential of nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities

Objective

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are governance techniques and models that directly and cost-effectively benefit both nature and humans. Despite the progress in NBS design and implementation, the socio-political challenge is that NBS are often tailored for the privileged, their design is expert-led, and their implementation hampered by institutional and administrative inertia. NBS have not been able to support a just transformation of habits for sustainability, and fail to incorporate non-human actors or include marginal and vulnerable humans as true beneficiaries of these solutions. COEVOLVERS goes beyond the state of the art by introducing a co-evolutionary approach, which offers a radically new view for NBS design and implementation by looking at NBS at the interface of technological and biological spheres and considering full co-creation as an interplay not only between the stakeholders but also between human and nonhuman actors. To accomplish this, COEVOLVERS explores through seven Living Labs (LL) across Europe the situational and place-based conditions around the socio-politics of NBS design and implementation. The purpose is to alter the socio-ecological conditions to provide governance models and techniques, motivation structures and practices for more inclusive NBS and resilient communities. COEVOLVERS helps develop already existing, incipient, and emerging NBS with local actors by means of participatory and digital transdisciplinary methodologies. COEVOLVERS will support the growth of novel capabilities, entrepreneurship, and renewal capacity for a just transition. COEVOLVERS engages and informs policy- and decisionmakers to ensure their contribution to transformational impacts. We integrate co-created knowledge and preparedness to act with actual governance and decision-making structures to ensure implementation and critical evaluation together with the continuous reconfiguration and development of models, techniques and tools.

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 376 972,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,50

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT ERFURT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 607 500,00
Address
Nordhauser Strasse 63
99089 Erfurt

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Erfurt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 517 000,00
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari

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Region
Isole Sardegna Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
USTAV EKOLOGIE LESA SAV, V. V. I.
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 427 000,00
Address
L. Stura 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen

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Region
Slovensko Stredné Slovensko Banskobystrický kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ESSRG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 396 750,00
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 456 405,00
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 424 000,00
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona

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Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CETIP NETWORK SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 428 375,00
Address
Nad Primaskou 2468/1a Vinohrady
100 00 Praha 10

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CITY OF TURKU
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 370 000,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 27 A
20100 Turku

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAGHAZ EGYESULET
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 250 625,00
Address
Istvan Kiraly Utca 25
3463 Negyes

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Region
Alföld és Észak Észak-Magyarország Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data