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Transactional Environmental Support System

Objective

TESS will assist policy makers to integrate knowledge from the EU, national, regional and local level into the decision making process while also encouraging local people to maintain and restore biodiversity ecosystem services. To achieve this, a transactional environmental decision support system will be designed, linking central policy planning to local livelihoods. To develop this system, TESS will first research the needs and capacities of central policy makers and local actors, identify paths and trajectories of cooperation, and model required transactions between the central and the local in relation to each one’s needs. A set of representative case studies from the whole EU (including the New Member States and pre-accession countries) will test the validity of the models and consolidate the project’s results into the design for a transactional environmental decision support system, named TESS. TESS will also include base-line information and predictive models for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Sustainability (Impact) Assessment (SIA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). TESS will be supplemented by a set of brief and memorable policy guidelines to ensure its usefulness and enable its application in a European context. The process of developing TESS will be facilitated by a large interdisciplinary consortium, in which participants include European associations with a strong network of support and influence not only in the Brussels milieu, but also at the grassroots.
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 300 800

Administrative Contact

Basil Manos (Prof.)

Participants (13)

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BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 163 195,48

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 185 538,04

ANATRACK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 164 029,70

ERENA,ORDENAMENTO E GESTAO DE RECURSOS NATURAIS LIMITADA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 103 699,70

TERO MONOPROSOPI IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 200 978,61

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE USE SPECIALISTGROUP OF IUCN/SS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 87 500

Federation des Asssociations de Chasse et Conservation de la Faune Sauvage de l'Union Europeenne

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 63 790

ZENON FELIKS TEDERKO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 99 650,30

CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE ZAVOD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 6 352,34

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 114 200,40

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 147 851,60

DOGAL HAYATI KORUMA VAKFI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 77 375

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 86 150,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212304

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 343 455,24

  • EU contribution

    € 1 801 111,47

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece