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KNOwledge from Science to SOcitieS

Objective

KNOSSOS seeks to address the gap between science and society in the field of environmental research with a focus on policy makers and civil society, who are the main recipients of the project. We propose to take stock of available research results that are useful for policy-making. KNOSSOS will then add a knowledge management system, with innovative tools to guarantee fast and easy access to relevant information. This initial phase will also yield collaborative workshops on evidence-based policy making and training for policy makers in the field of environmental research. KNOSSOS puts an emphasis on disseminating research findings beyond Europe: through a number of ‘Knowledge Fairs’ as side events of international conferences, but also by including DG Research findings in one of the world’s largest collections of Environmental Science Research, the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE). In order to ensure swift uptake of European environmental research into policy making, KNOSSOS, with its partner IEEP, the Institute for European Environmental Policy, will issue monthly policy briefs for European, national and international policy makers. Aiming for enhanced visibility of European mission to raise public awareness about emerging environmental issues. KNOSSOS’ strength lies in the composition of its consortium: UNEP, the world’s leading environmental authority, joins forces with the Institute for European Environmental Policy, a renowned independent not-for-profit institute with a strong reputation in giving policy advice; and with GLOBE EU/Europe, an excellent partner in training policy-makers and disseminating deliverables. KNOSSOS will have an impact on both policy makers and civil society in and beyond Europe. Our goal is to make European environmental science not only understandable, but also actionable and a preferred reference for all who seek information to pressing ecological questions of our time.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions
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Coordinator

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 663 948
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Motard (Ms.)

Participants (4)

The Club of Rome - European Support Centre

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Tuchlauben 8 - 15
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas Schauer (Dr.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 100
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Froomberg (Ms.)
GLOBAL LEGISLATORS ORGANISATION FOR A BALANCED ENVIRONMENT-EU
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 086
Address
Rue Stassart 131
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kiti Vihavainen (Ms.)
Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment Europe
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 40 344
Address
Rue Stassart 131
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rafael Jiménez-Aybar (Mr.)