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Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability

Objective

The overall aim of GLAMURS (Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability) is to develop a theoretically-based and empirically-grounded understanding of the main obstacles and prospects for transitions to sustainable lifestyles and a green economy in Europe, as well as of the most effective means to support and speed them up. The call states explicitly that for transitions to be possible there is a need to address the demand side, reevaluate growth models and find appropriate ways to produce lifestyle changes and economic paradigm shifts. The result will be the development, testing and assessing of several integrated pathways for transitions to a low-carbon Europe.

GLAMURS will develop theory, models and evidence on obstacles and prospects for the transformation to green economies and lifestyles in Europe. It will do this through multi-scale, multi-region integrated research involving psychologists, economists and policy experts studying individual and societal levels, combined with environmental impact modeling of the effects of scenarios and policy interventions on lifestyle and economic transitions. The research will engage policymakers and stakeholders at the European and regional scales, studying citizens' everyday lives in the present, and emerging initiatives: 'early adopters' of more sustainable lifestyle practices and behaviors. It will provide recommendations on the best governance designs and policy mixes for achieving a sufficiently-fast paced transition in Europe in line with the objectives established in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Resource Efficiency Flagship Initiative.

It will also evaluate the context the project creates to understand how citizens, researchers, stakeholder organizations and policymakers come to know what it is they need to do to bring about individually, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable living, disseminating our work through diverse media.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 850 360
Administrative Contact
Adina Claudia Dumitru (Dr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 635
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Finus (Prof.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 691 300
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Onsøyen (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 550 326,75
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 035
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benito Minnella (Mr.)
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 080
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marion Reske (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 282 280
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabiana Lucente (Ms.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 602 739
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Crichton (Mrs.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 369 034
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjoleine De Wit (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 160 880
Address
Bd Vasile Parvan 4
300223 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ion Dumitru (Ms.)
SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 383 166,25
Address
Schwarzspanierstrasse 4/3
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Hinterberger (Dr.)