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TRENDS AND INDICATORS FOR MONITORING THE EU THEMATIC STRATEGY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Objective

Within the 6th Environment Action Programme, the Commission will develop a Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment. The work will include the development of appropriate indicators and other monitoring tools to assess the effectiveness of the strategy. This task is taken as a premise for the project. TISSUE will evaluate whether the information that can be received with help of existing indicators will be adequate to monitor the Strategy or whether further indicators should be developed. In order to successfully fulfil the task, the project will co-operate with other ongoing actions; in particular the work of the Expert Group on the Urban Environment and their Thematic Working Groups. The overall goal of the project is deployed in specific objectives as follows:
- analyse demand and define appropriate trends (in consultation with the Commission) which should be measured to properly determine progress towards sustainable development of the urban environment at local level;
- carry out comparative research on existing sets of indicators to determine whether they:
i) are able to provide the information needed to monitor developments at the different local levels on the trends identified in the first step;
ii) can be used to assess trends at the EU level;
iii) their implementation is viable;
- define the set-up needed for a harmonised set of indicators and for effectively utilising the information from existing indicators and make recommendations for further research;
analyse the conditions how to increase the acceptance of harmonised sets of indicators through Europe and motivate the cities to use them;
- collect indicators and structure the indicators into a database. The indicators to be considered are urban environment indicators in use or being developed at EU level, national level in the member states and at regional and/or local level in use across EU.TISSUE will make recommendations about the usability of different sets of indicators.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
Finland

Participants (12)

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI'
Italy
Address
Via Flaminia 21
Roma
ECONCEPT AG FORSCHUNG BERATUNG PROJEKTMANAGEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Lavaterstr. 66
Zürich
CESKY EKOLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
Address
Kodanska 10
Prague 10
DE NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK / THE NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Poerio 39
Milano
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
Address
Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNION OF THE BALTIC CITIES
Poland
Address
Waly Jagiellonskie 1
Gdansk
THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Hungary
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
Szentendre
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (NON-PROFIT)
Germany
Address
Leopoldring 3
Freiburg
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
Address
18, Square De Meeûs
Brussels
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BÂTIMENT
France
Address
4 Avenue Du Recteur Poincaré
Paris
CONSEIL DES COMMUNES ET RÉGIONS D´EUROPE
France
Address
15 Rue De Richelieu
Paris