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POLicy for NAtural RESouces

Objective

POLINARES concentrates on the global challenges faced with respect to access to oil, gas and mineral resources over the next 20 years and proposes solutions for the various policy actors, including the EU. Combined theoretical and empirical analyses will use expertise from a wide range of disciplines including political science, economics, geology, engineering, technology, law and security studies. The initial aim will be to understand the causes of past and current conflict and tension relating to access to these resources and identify emergent sources of future conflict and tension. New frameworks for analysis will be developed using historical experience and political and economic theories. Future availability and demands for energy and other selected minerals will be assessed to provide the basis for evaluation of potential future sources of tension and conflict. Technical and economic data for critical resources will be analysed for key factors determining recent and future supply and demand, and to develop scenarios for the future. Current and recent practices and strategies of key actors will be examined to understand, refine and calibrate theoretical models developed. Building on scenarios developed to identify and assess the major future risks for tension and conflict, POLINARES will integrate assessments of future supply and demand with the understanding of the behaviour of actors and their interactions and interdependencies. Later, the project is devoted to identifying future policy approaches. POLINARES will establish a new set of criteria for evaluating past, current and future policy approaches, and will develop new understanding from how experience in other natural resource sectors of different approaches have been and can be used. A novel set of policy approaches and will be established aimed at mitigating anticipated tensions and conflicts, and will identify clearly the roles which the EU can play in promoting such policy approaches and options.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 675 595
Administrative Contact
Philip Andrews-Speed (Prof.)

Participants (13)

Osrodek Studiow Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia

Participation ended

Poland
Address
Koszykowa 6A
00-564 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iwona Wisniewska (Ms.)
ENERDATA SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Alsace Lorraine 47
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alban Kitous (Mr.)
STICHTING FONDS INSTITUUT CLINGENDAEL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 242 400
Address
Clingendael 7
2597 VH S Gravenhage
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lucia Van Geuns (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 851
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Soldan (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 168 876
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
ENERDATA SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 239 862
Address
Avenue Alsace Lorraine 47
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alban Kitous (Mr.)
SNL FINANCIAL SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 174 000
Address
Po Box 3127
169 03 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Storm (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 195
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Obuba (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 452 067
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Pellizzola (Ms.)
GULF RESEARCH CENTER FOUNDATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 149 266
Address
Avenue Blanc 49
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rachida Amsaghrou (Ms.)
DEN HAAG CENTRUM VOOR STRATEGISCHE STUDIES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 316
Address
Lange Voorhout 16
2514 EE 'S-gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Rademaker (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 214
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
OSRODEK STUDIOW WSCHODNICH IM. MARKA KARPIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 34 000
Address
Ul.koszykowa 6A
00-564 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iwona Wisniewska (Ms.)