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Synergies in Multi-scale Inter-Linkages of Eco-social systems

Objective

The consortium participants have developed tools for analysing the different dimensions of sustainability in a FP6 project DECOIN (Development and Comparison of Sustainability Indicators). The objective of the proposed SMILE project is to apply and further develop these tools to analyse the trade-offs and synergies between different aspects of sustainable development. A number of case studies will be carried out to assess the use of the toolkit in different socio-economic, environmental and cultural contexts and at different levels. The project analyses the trade-offs and synergies that exist between the different objectives related to sustainable development by utilising the different indicators developed within the European Sustainable Development Indicator (SDI) Working Group as well as new types of indicators provided by the tools developed by the consortium partners in previous projects. The assessment takes place (i) between economic and environmental aspects, (ii) between economic and social aspect, (iii) between social and environmental aspects and (iv) between all the three objectives. In addition, interfacing the scientific results with societal/policy processes (stakeholder participation, sustainable consumption and production patterns) will be assessed and policy recommendations will be formulated. The assessment of the interlinkages of the different dimensions will form the basis for policy recommendations on improvement of sustainability conditions at various geographical scales. The futures oriented approach of the project, including construction of different scenarios of future development paths relating to the synergies and trade-offs, will provide knowledge that will be relevant for economic, social and environmental policies and their combination in the longer term.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Coordinator

TURUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 276 800
Administrative Contact
Jarmo Vehmas (Dr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 800
Address
Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton 38
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Imma Romagnuolo (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 800
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katja Schustakowitz (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 175 600
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Nijkamp (Prof.)
THE MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 800
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carol Bisset (Ms.)
ROMANIAN ACADEMY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Romania
EU contribution
€ 111 380
Address
13 Calea 13 Septembrie
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucian-Liviu Albu (Prof.)
VALTIOVARAINMINISTERIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 31 820
Address
Snellmaninkatu 1A
00023 Valtioneuvosto
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jukka Hoffren (Dr.)