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Tools for sustainable
development

Spotlight on key projects

LIAISE, a network of excellence, aims to bridge the gap between the research and the policy community in the fied of impact assessement, mainly by providing a shared IA toolbox - a durable and flexible infrastructure accessible to policy makers and researchers.

AWARE
Focusing on the issue of the anthropogenic deterioration of water ecosystems, this project proposes a new approach to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making by exploiting the concept of integrated adaptative ecosystem management.

PRIMUS
Designed to bridge the gap between research on the European level and policy-making at (and for) the local level, PRIMUS is working on the theme of sustainable urban management - covering the way how the various policy areas of urban development (energy/water/waste, transport, planning and design, social inclusion, etc) are integrated.

ENCI-LowCarb
The overall aim of ENCI-LowCarb is to engage civil society in research on low carbon scenarios

ESDInds
This project involves five very different Civil Society Organisations specialised in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to investigate on how to develop more useful indicators to measure the impact of value/behaviour change elements in their ESD projects and on how to improve the environmental impact of projects through advice at ground level.

Sustainability A-Test
This project is about assessment tools used to assess a policy's contribution to sustainable development.

MATISSE
MATISSE aims to achieve a step-wise advance in the science and application of integrated sustainability assessment of EU policies.

SENSOR
SENSOR deals with sustainability impact assessment tools for environmental, social and economic effects of multifunctional land use in European regions.

MODELS
The objective of MODELS is to support the European Commission’s services to operate advanced computer-based economic modelling tools in order to perform comprehensive impact assessments of the policy agenda set for the Lisbon Strategy.

INDI-LINK
This project aims at further improving EU sustainable development indicators. It assesses the interconnections between the different priorities of the renewed EU SDS and derives policy conclusions for its implementation.

DECOIN
DECOIN deals with sustainable development indicators and the methodology of analysing interconnections between different trends in the EU. It will be followed up by an FP7 project called SMILE.