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Social Platform identifying Research and Policy needs for Sustainable Lifestyles

Objective

The concept of sustainable lifestyles refers to patterns of behaviour shaped by personal and social interactions and conditioned by environmental and socio-economic contexts that aim at improving well-being and health of present and future generations. Sustainable lifestyles embrace economic, social, technical, cultural, legal and environmental aspects at individual, local, national, EU and international levels. Sustainable lifestyles are then related to social innovation, given the crucial importance of bottom up inputs and creativity to change behaviours. Sustainable lifestyles are a relatively new idea in the sustainable consumption and production domain and comprehensive research agenda and policy strategy for promoting it is missing in the EU. The SPREAD project aims to fill this gap by consolidating existing body of knowledge from research projects and experiences of stakeholder networks, comprising researchers, health and education experts, industry, services and civil society representatives. It aims to create scenarios of sustainable lifestyles in 2050 through a social platform, focusing on sustainable living, moving, consuming and healthy life and by setting up a peoples’ forum and an online platform in order to host an ongoing dialogue open to public. By using the back-casting approach a roadmap with a timeline on how to achieve sustainable lifestyles will be developed. To support European policy makers in their work on sustainable lifestyles the project will develop a research agenda for the future. The 24-month project is coordinated by the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP, Germany). The project partners are the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the Northern Alliance for Sustainability (ANPED, Belgium), the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), EuroHealthNet (Belgium), the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (ULUND, Sweden), Demos Helsinki (Finland), Ecoinstitut Barcelona (ECOI, Spain), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Ashoka France (ASHOKA, France).

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2010-4
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Coordinator

COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH
Address
Hagenauer Strasse 30
42107 Wuppertal
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 351 820
Administrative Contact
Michael Kuhndt (Mr.)

Participants (9)

DEMOS RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 239 613
Address
Laivurinkatu 41
00150 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aleksi Neuvonen (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 406
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 276
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Rita Ancora (Ms.)
EUROHEALTHNET ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 112 321
Address
Rue Royale 146
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Costongs (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 92 234
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jenny Liedholm (Ms.)
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 92 074
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Szabolcs Erdélyi (Mr.)
ASSOCIACIO ECOINSTITUT D'ECOLOGIA APLICADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 064
Address
Torre Dels Pardals 69 Ent.4a
08032 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Schaefer (Mrs.)
NORTHERN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 161 274
Address
Fiennesstraat 77
1070 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leida Rijnhout (Ms.)
ASHOKA FRANCE ASSOCIATION
France
Address
Quai De Jemmapes 84
75010 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Mourot (Mr.)