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linking RESearch and POlicy making for managing the contradictions of sustaiNable consumption anD Economic gRowth

Objective

RESPONDER aims to develop, implement and evaluate a knowledge brokerage system on managing the contradictions of sustainable consumption and economic growth. Therefore the project will not just bridge the gap between science and policy, but will also improve the mutual understanding between what could be called the “pro-growth community” (i.e. economists and policy makers oriented towards the EU Lisbon Strategy) and the “beyond-growth community” (i.e. scientists oriented towards the limits to growth and policy makers involved in the sustainable development debate). In a series of EU dialogues a system map of sustainable consumption and economic growth will be developed together by researchers and policy makers in order to understand paradigmatic contradictions, conflicts of interest and trade-offs. The map will constitute the basis for systematizing empirical findings, questioning different assumptions, analysing policies and identifying new research questions. In a series of multinational knowledge brokerage events, the generic map will be applied to five policy areas (housing, energy, financial, transport and agricultural policies). An internet-based knowledge platform will support a continuous dialogue by “trading” information on facts, trends, policies and experiences based on system maps. Policy makers will benefit from RESPONDER by experiencing innovative forms of knowledge brokerage, by getting easy access to research findings and by networking. Researchers will benefit by understanding better the rationality of decision makers, by getting access to them, by improving the mutual understanding across different paradigms and by elaborating a joint research agenda. The consortium consists of 2 ministries, 5 universities and 3 research institutes, the Advisory Board consists of Members of the European Parliament, the business sector, NGOs and the OECD. RESPONDER is supported by policy makers from 20 European member states committing themselves to participate.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 442 740,35
Administrative Contact
Patrick Lehner (Mr.)

Participants (10)

INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 256 075,80
Address
Potsdamer Strasse 105
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marion Wiegand (Ms.)
SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 249 250
Address
Schwarzspanierstrasse 4/3
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Hinterberger (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 027
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 15 371,17
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inge Roepke (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 117 352
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
CENTRUM SPOLOCENSKYCH A PSYCHOLOGICKYCH VIED SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 95 500
Address
Sancova 56
811 05 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 106 400
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paula Antunes (Prof.)
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORTS ENERGY AND COMMUNICATION

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 800
Address
Bundeshaus Nord
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Wachter (Prof.)
Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 800
Address
Stresemannstrasse 128-130
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joerg Mayer-Ries (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 48 034,78
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helle Elmquist Schmidt (Mrs.)