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Assessment of Policy Impacts on Sustainability in Europe

Objective

"The EU has formulated ambitious environmental policy targets in a variety of sectors aimed at forming the basis for a sustainable European growth with increasing prosperity and reduced pressure on natural resources and the environment. The overall motivation of the APRAISE (Assessment of Policy Interrelationships and Impact on Sustainability in Europe) project is to improve the decision basis for EU and national policy makers for selecting an efficient environmental policy mix leading to the transition towards a sustainable European society, including appropriate support for environmental investments. APRAISE aims to provide an improved understanding of the efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy of environmental policies impacts and their interactions at both the European and Member State level by taking into consideration the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Furthermore, APRAISE will offer guidance on ex-ante policy impact assessment and come up with general policy recommendations. APRAISE will therefore assist policymakers in reducing inefficiencies in policy design and to create win-win situations whereby economic strength goes hand in hand with environmental protection and efficient use of natural resources.
The strategy of APRAISE is to combine an empirical data collection and assessment component with model-based policy scenario analysis in order to achieve a synergetic use of a variety of empirical and model-based impact assessment tools using different sources of data. The empirical component consists of ex-post assessments of policy effects, costs and social implications as well as on an improved systems understanding including interactions between different policies. In addition, the effects of environmental policies on technology development and deployment will be empirically analyzed through the use of both top-down and bottom-up models. Furthermore, stakeholder consultations will provide input through their diverse perspectives that exist within industry and government and validate the relevance of the different model components, in particular the outputs from model-based scenario analysis. Exchanges between the empiric and model-based components and their results’ integration of APRAISE will lead to methodological and policy recommendations .
The overarching motivation of the APRAISE project is to contribute to the research and application of sustainability oriented policymaking by building a more comprehensive understanding of the policy systems at the sectoral level, the national level, and a pan-European level. Including interrelationships and trade offs within each level on different scales of observation is of crucial importance when designing efficient policy mixes that can lead Europe to more significant sustainable pathways. European and national policymakers need a more holistic understanding of these relationships in order to design efficient environmental policies."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

STICHTING JOINT IMPLEMENTATION NETWORK
Address
Meerkoetlaan 27
9765 TC Paterswolde
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 461 213
Administrative Contact
Vlasios Oikonomou (Dr.)

Participants (9)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 306 920
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hannes Schwaiger (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 220
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steiert Maximilian (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 694,80
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Dennison (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 316 007,60
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 203 058
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus
Finland
EU contribution
€ 259 718
Address
Arkadiankatu 7
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tuomo Heikkilä (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 99 204,88
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Kozelj (Ms.)
SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 108 240
Address
Pohja-tallinna Linnaosa, Erika Tn 14
10416 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tea Nõmmann (Ms.)
KENTRO EREVNON PANEPISTIMIOU PEIRAIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 127 704
Address
Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Peiraias
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandros Flamos (Prof.)