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Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability

Objective

The objective of ARTS is to benefit policy, practice and theory related to accelerating sustainability transitions and to create opportunities for innovation (including social innovation) by coupling, rescaling and accelerating sustainability initiatives in European city-regions. ARTS will create interfaces between policy, practice and theory that are spaces for co-creation, theory building, policy experimentation, social innovation and learning. ARTS will have an aggregated impact on transition regions, on national and European policy related to facilitating transitions, and on theory and governance of sustainability transitions. The focal unit of analysis will be innovative activities and related actor-networks that are fundamentally changing energy, food, shelter and mobility provisioning patterns at the scale of a city or region, situated within a wider European context. ARTS will explore how lessons from these initiatives can be drawn for broader transitions to sustainable low-carbon European societies. We seek to identify the values, conditions and mechanisms for accelerating sustainability transitions, develop strategies to assist and stimulate their acceleration and assess them with dynamic modelling approaches. We will explore these conditions based on a diverse set of transition initiatives in five regions across Europe in an inter- and transdisciplinary way: Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Flanders, and Stockholm. The developed acceleration governance approach and modelling platform, support decision making, and social learning processes to speed-up the implementation of EU’s Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Strategies. They deliver to the energy targets (20/20/20 targets, the EU Energy Strategy), and the targets addressed in the Roadmaps (2050-Competitive Low-carbon Economy, Resource Efficient Europe), while supporting transitions to innovative (Innovation Union Flagship Initiative) socially sustainable (2020 Growth Strategy) low-carbon societies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 562 900
Administrative Contact
Helmi Hansma (Ms.)

Participants (12)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE RAUMENTWICKLUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 600
Address
Weberplatz 1
01217 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerold Janssen (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 390 344
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rossana Dowsett (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 401 039
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Jansen (Mr.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 114 400
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dilek Akgün (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 271 010
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Elmqvist (Prof.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 189 258
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 800
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elke Rick (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 38 375,44
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Bogaard (Mr.)
GAK OKTATO, KUTATO ES INNOVACIOS NON PROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOIT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 102 413,87
Address
Pater Karoly Ut. 1
2103 Godollo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Csaba Fogarassy (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 099,56
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Phillip Lewis
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 53 586,13
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
éva Vas (Ms.)
PENNANT RENDEZVENYSZERVEZESI ES KULTURALIS SZOLGALTATO BETETI TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
Jokai U. 11
4900 Fehergyarmat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Czunyi (Ms.)