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Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise

Objective

Existing research points out that the full potential of Impact Assessment (IA) for delivering sustainable development is not being realised. Many tools to support IA are not yet being fully employed by policy makers. This is symptomatic of a large and deep gap between the two broad communities of IA researchers and IA practitioners. Practitioners tend to look for tools that are simple and transparent while the researchers are more interested in the sophistication and innovative aspects of assessment tools. The main purpose of LIAISE is to identify and exploit opportunities to bridge between these two communities in a way that leads to an enhanced use of IA tools in policy making. Its centrepiece will be a shared toolbox – simultaneously accessible and useful for policy makers as well as for the research community. The LIAISE consortium will: • Unite the multi-disciplinary competences of a core of large European institutes, that in turn consolidate the expertise from large FP6 projects. • Combine researchers that analyse current policy needs and link them in innovative ways to those who maintain and develop IA tools; • Develop a roadmap towards a virtual centre of excellence on IA, that can operate as the durable hub of existing academic and practitioner networks relevant to the themes of the NoE; • Maintain the flexibility to support ‘real life’ IA processes, informed by a structured dialogue with the IA user community; • Develop a business plan to ensure durable operation, scientific credibility and efficient usability of the shared toolbox, also in the post-project period. Resulting in: • A shared toolbox: a durable and flexible infrastructure to support IA with improved tools; • A continuously updated shared research agenda; • Capacity building and training components to spread the results of research activities to target groups in communities of IA users and IA researchers; • A virtual centre of excellence on IA

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 032 722,88
Administrative Contact
Jan Erik Wien (Mr.)

Participants (14)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 779 960
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Koßbau (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 197 280
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 063
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ian Draycott (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 505 500
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 190 513,12
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pia Frederiksen (Dr.)
SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 143 520
Address
Pohja-tallinna Linnaosa, Erika Tn 14
10416 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tea Nõmmann (Mrs.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 619 884
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Söderman (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 179 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begoña Sánchez (Ms.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 720
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Udo Bremer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 530 091,20
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alicia Meldrum (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 687,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 299 893,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Van Ittersum (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 600
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katharina Helming (Dr.)
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 720
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Rennings (Dr.)