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Policy Influence of indicators

Objective

Our overall aim is to help find better ways of using indicators in all aspects of policy, but with a thematic focus on the role of indicators in fostering and supporting change in areas of policy making towards ‘Sustainable Development’. The research area of indicators in the presumed service of sustainability will provide a rich ground for addressing the actual use, influence and impacts of indicators, reflecting dynamic interactions between forces for policy continuation and versus policy change. . The objectives of the project are to:  Design a coherent framework of analysis and generate hypotheses on the use and influence of indicators, by pulling together the disparate strands of research and practical experience of indicator use and influence, focusing broadly on European policies, but with a special emphasis on fostering change towards sustainability  Test the analytical framework and the hypotheses on specific cases of sector integration and sustainability indicators, as well as composite indicators (indices) in order to • identify the ways in which indicators influence policy, including the unintended types of influence and situations of ‘non-use’; and • Identify factors that condition the way in which indicators influence policies, including the process and the outcome of designing and producing indicators, the type of indicators, expectations of stakeholders involved, the role of the organisations preparing and disseminating the indicators, as well as general socio-cultural and political background factors. • Recommend ways to enhance the role of indicators in supporting policies

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 278 903
Administrative Contact
Pia Frederiksen (Dr.)

Participants (8)

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 156 227
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Vuorinen (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 186 331,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Gudmundsson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 165 540
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bauler (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 183 887,40
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Stansfield (Ms.)
The Bayswater Institute
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 942,90
Address
Orme Court 9
W2 4RL London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simon Bell (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 450
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rossana Loretta Dowsett (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 67 440
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juanito Camilleri (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 89 002,20
Address
Stefanikova 3
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Július Oszlányi (Dr.)