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How to achieve sustainable water ecosystems management connecting research, people and policy makers in Europe

Objective

The issue of concern of the AWARE project is the anthropogenic deterioration of water ecosystems, in particular in coastal areas. The new approach proposed by the AWARE project to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making exploit the concept of integrated adaptive ecosystem management, engaging scientists, policy makers and the public (the latter including both stakeholders and lay citizens/water users) into comparable case studies of participatory scenario-building. The emphasis given to the role of the public enlarges the concept of organisational learning to the wider concept of social learning. The specific objectives and WPs of the AWARE project will include therefore: WP1: to design and prepare the pilot experiments of participatory scenario-building; WP2: to perform three case studies of participatory-scenario building in different coastal regions of Europe; WP3: to make an evaluation and assessment of the pilot case studies and of the proposed approach; WP4: to foster networking between science institutions, policy authorities and stakeholders in the case study areas and at EU level, and disseminate the approach elsewhere in Europe. The AWARE consortium includes 14 partners of complementary expertise in the field of aquatic ecosystems studies (UU, UPMC, ULB, UNIPR), social sciences (ADELPHI, ICCR, Missions Publiques), system analysis (ISIS, JRC-IES, UNISI) and integrated water management (BIOFORSK, POLIEDRA), plus the Environmental Service from the Provincial Administration of Ferrara and the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF). The consortium will be complemented by an advisory group of 10 policy makers and stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/limnology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Address
Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 359 751
Administrative Contact
Carlo Sessa (Mr.)

Participants (13)

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 140 760
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nina Ystehede (Ms.)
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 061
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Carius (Mr.)
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES - ICCR

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 80 224
Address
Schottenfeldgasse 69/1
1070 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liana Giorgi (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 978
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Bryhn (Dr.)
MISSIONS PUBLIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 102 292
Address
Rue Du Sentier 35
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Mathieu (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 195 707
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Arminda Machado (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 41 944
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvano Focardi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 199
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Menozzi (Prof.)
POLIEDRA-CENTRO DI SERVIZIO E CONSULENZA DEL POLITECNICO DI MILANO SUPIANIFICAZIONE AMBIENTALE E TERRITORIALE CONSORZIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 980
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Atzeni (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 126 207
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Billi-Rizza (Dr.)
PROVINCIA DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 25 653
Address
Corso Isonzo 105
44100 Ferrara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvano Bencivelli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 558
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Goblet (Mr.)
BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 24 042
Address
Antonijas Iela 3-8
LV-1010 Riga
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kristina Veidemane (Ms.)