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Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE)

Objective

The objective of MATISSE is to achieve a step-wise advance in the science and application of Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA) of EU policies. In order to reach this objective the core activity of the MATISSE project is to improve the tool kit available for conducting Integrated Sustainability Assessments, resulting in four main project activities: 1. A common conceptual framework for ISA development, implementation and evaluation will be developed. This will be related to the assessment of the current status of ISA and its pattern of use in relation to different domains and contexts. 2. MATISSE will deliver a future tool portfolio for ISA. It will improve and interlink existing tools and methods for ISA with the focus on quantitative tools. In addition, new methods and tools will be developed that capture the multi-domain, multi-level and multi-actor complexity of ISA. 3. In four case studies the improved and new ISA tools will be applied and tested. The case studies are designed to cover the broad spectrum of domains and contexts of ISA in the EU. The themes are: i) agriculture, forestry and land-use, ii) resource use, waste and dematerialisation, iii) water, and, iv) sustainable environmental technology development. 4. The involvement and engagement of stakeholders and policy makers will be secured throughout all activities of the project. This covers crosscutting capacity-building, communications and outreach tasks. To this purpose, external guidelines for ISA will be developed that will support the future use and application of tools and methods for ISA across a wide range of contexts. The resulting improved tools portfolio and ISA Guidelines will form the primary deliverables of the project. The major focus will be on ISA-modelling tools in relation to ISA-participatory methods, which will be made suitable for use by the European Commission and other actors that seek to apply ISA through a comprehensive dissemination programme.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Participants (21)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU (RIVM)
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTERS SYSTEMS
Greece
STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 1
Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA
France
Address
Ecole Centrale De Paris, Grande Voie Des Vignes
Chatenay-malabry
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUER KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GMBH.
Germany
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Old Elvet
Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Calle Campus Universitario, Edificio Bellaterra, Cerdanyola
Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERI - NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND -KOMMUNICAKATIONS GMBH
Austria
CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS
United Kingdom
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Hungary
Address
Ady Endre 9-11
Szentendre
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG
Germany
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MILIEU EN NATUURPLANBUREAU
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven
Activity type
Other