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Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security

Objective

MAGIC is a proposal coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in collaboration with partners which have a proven and track record in their respective fields of competence.

Our objective is to open the path towards a new way of managing the Nexus in which researchers and decision makers work together in the search for development strategies that can contribute to the smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth required by the EU 2020 Strategy, while maintaining a leading and informed participation in international discussions about global issues, like climate change or food security.

In order to do so, MAGIC deploys a set of novel, cutting-edge and system-oriented approaches that originates from system ecology, bio-economics and Science and Technology Studies. Their combination allows MAGIC to highlights if a certain mix of EU policies results in undesirable or unforeseen outcomes. Climate, water, land energy, and food modeling are integrated into a socio- and bio-economics framework using an iterative and participatory method. Significant care is taken to embed these ideas and approaches within the advisory and decision making functions of the European Commission.

Impacts are twofold.

First, MAGIC contributes a methodological framework where the needs for advice of different DG in the design of development strategies for the EU are covered using a method that can embrace the complexity of the nexus, for a better understanding of the interactions it holds.

Second, the project provides ‘on the flight’ advice to the EC about the timeliness and soundness for the EU 2020 Strategy and the EU position in international agreements of EU policies -like the Water Framework Directive, the Common Agricultural Policy, or the Low-Carbon Economy Strategy- and targets of implementing technologies -such as fracking, desalination, biofuels and GMOs.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 745 837,50

Participants (8)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 892 600
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 973 125
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 689 026,25
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 627 450
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 766 910
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 641 085
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLIMATE ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 645 477,50
Address
Ritterstrasse 3
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 476 250
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)