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Assessment of Policy Impacts on Sustainability in Europe

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."

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)

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JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 306 920

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 246 220

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 144 694,80

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 316 007,60

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 203 058

Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 259 718

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 99 204,88

SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 108 240

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 127 704

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283121

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 760 877,24

  • EU contribution

    € 2 272 980,28

Coordinated by:

STICHTING JOINT IMPLEMENTATION NETWORK

Netherlands