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Visions Of LANd use Transitions in Europe

Visions Of LANd use Transitions in Europe

Objective

VOLANTE aims to develop a new European land management paradigm, providing an integrated conceptual and operational platform which allows policy makers to develop pro-active and context-sensitive solutions to the challenges for the future, rather than to react on largely autonomous external land systems developments.
Objective of VOLANTE is to provide European policy and land management with critical pathways defining the band width of possible land management policies for future European land use. Policy options will therefore be identified in time and space and their consequences in terms of states of the land system (provisioning of ecosystem goods and services) will be evaluated, leading to a ROADMAP FOR FUTURE LAND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE.
To realise this, VOLANTE is designed in three Modules to gain better understanding of the PROCESSES underpinning land use change in Europe, to exploit ASSESSMENT tools that are capable of identifying critical pathways for land management in a variety of environmental and management regimes across Europe, and to provide insight into the role of land management decisions on future sustainability: VISIONS.
VOLANTE brings together researchers with experience and expertise on land use change at various spatial and temporal scales enabling a focus on vision development. Module Processes identifies land use change and the processes causing these, testing unproven hypotheses by extensively using the experience gained in earlier projects and studying crucial missing links. Problem orientation is the basis for the Module Assessment, which will narrow down the infinite spectrum of policy decisions possible. Module Visions establishes interaction with decision makers at regional and European level, to enhance an evidence based and problem oriented science-policy interface. A special, professional and consistent effort will be made to gather the views of a broad set of stakeholders and to include them in all steps of the process.
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 167 107

Administrative Contact

Bas Pedroli (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 725 914

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 622 850

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 386 131,75

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 558 840

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 573 564

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 343 806

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 194 860

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 281 362

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 245 040

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 460 950

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 265 980

PROSPEX BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 459 420,20

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 711 276,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265104

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 055 946,60

  • EU contribution

    € 6 997 101,75

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands