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European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development

Objective

In the last two decades the world has experienced several crises. In light of these trends and to more effectively move towards sustainable development, several organisations and international actors have developed the concept of green economy as action-oriented approaches. Priority interventions are aimed at triggering technology adoption, and stimulate behavioural change. In fact, eco-innovation can be considered an enabler for a green economy to the same extent that the green economy can be understood as an enabler of sustainable development.
Green.eu is designed to address these challenges, ranging the conceptualization of eco-innovation and the green economy, to the harmonization of the approaches needed to coherently assess performance, identify gaps (successes and failures) for the effective adoption of technologies that can create win-win results. In particular, the project is designed so as to improve (1) harmonization of definitions, (2) collection of relevant information on the performance of past and current efforts, and (3) coordination among stakeholders. Green.eu sees the main challenges in an improved understanding (and scientific assessment) of the concepts of green economy and eco-innovation, on the adaptation of policy agendas, the documentation of best practices and guidelines for knowledge transfer and transferability.
The inter- and transdisciplinary green.eu network (including knowledge brokers, programme owners and global industry networks) is research based and aims to accelerate the transition towards a green economy significantly, with a European focus on co-development of knowledge. It aims to exploit win-win-opportunities and to improve the take up of R&D results. It includes the following work packages: Networking and co-ordination; Harmonization of concepts of green economy and eco-innovation; Eco-innovation policy agendas; Best practices, knowledge transfer, transferability; Integration and operationalization of lessons learned.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 621 425

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 320
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 312,50
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 330
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
KNOWLEDGE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Via San Giovanni Battista 2
21057 Olgiate Olona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 700
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 312 000
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 425
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 125
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 180 500
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 541,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments