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Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise

Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise

Objective

Existing research points out that the full potential of Impact Assessment (IA) for delivering sustainable development is not being realised. Many tools to support IA are not yet being fully employed by policy makers. This is symptomatic of a large and deep gap between the two broad communities of IA researchers and IA practitioners. Practitioners tend to look for tools that are simple and transparent while the researchers are more interested in the sophistication and innovative aspects of assessment tools. The main purpose of LIAISE is to identify and exploit opportunities to bridge between these two communities in a way that leads to an enhanced use of IA tools in policy making. Its centrepiece will be a shared toolbox – simultaneously accessible and useful for policy makers as well as for the research community. The LIAISE consortium will: • Unite the multi-disciplinary competences of a core of large European institutes, that in turn consolidate the expertise from large FP6 projects. • Combine researchers that analyse current policy needs and link them in innovative ways to those who maintain and develop IA tools; • Develop a roadmap towards a virtual centre of excellence on IA, that can operate as the durable hub of existing academic and practitioner networks relevant to the themes of the NoE; • Maintain the flexibility to support ‘real life’ IA processes, informed by a structured dialogue with the IA user community; • Develop a business plan to ensure durable operation, scientific credibility and efficient usability of the shared toolbox, also in the post-project period. Resulting in: • A shared toolbox: a durable and flexible infrastructure to support IA with improved tools; • A continuously updated shared research agenda; • Capacity building and training components to spread the results of research activities to target groups in communities of IA users and IA researchers; • A virtual centre of excellence on IA
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 032 722,88

Administrative Contact

Jan Erik Wien (Mr.)

Participants (14)

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FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 779 960

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 197 280

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 349 063

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 505 500

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 190 513,12

SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 143 520

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 619 884

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 179 250

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 720

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 530 091,20

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 687,50

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 299 893,75

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 445 600

ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 357 720

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 243826

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 354 537,30

  • EU contribution

    € 6 996 405,45

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands