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Key Facts:
Project start: 1 January 2011
Project end: 31 December 2012
Funding Scheme: European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme
(Coordination and Support Action)
EU Contribution: 1,423,082 €
Grant Agreement Nr: 263962


Coordinator: Collaborating Centre
on Sustainable Consumption and
Production (CSCP)
Project Director: Cheryl Hicks
Project Manager: Nora Brüggemann

EC Scientific Officer: Perla Srour-Gandon

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SPREAD Building Visions for 2050 workshop, 22-23 September 2011, Milano, Italy

From 22-23 September the SPREAD consortium partners and a selection of qualified experts from Europe came together in Milan to prepare visions of sustainable lifestyles for 2050.

During the workshop, hosted at the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano, participants have used participative and service design to collaborate and critically debate a number of initial ideas to be elaborated, transformed and combined in original and consistent visions.

Four visions have emerged, that will be used to contribute in informing and inspiring the SPREAD Counting Backwards Workshop (24 - 25 November) taking place in Helsinki and the Delphi Survey conducted with a number of experts.

Besides the SPREAD consortium partners, the following experts participated to this workshop: Olubamidele Adeyemo (UK), Nik Baerten (BE), Ursel Broesskamp-Stone (SW), Anton Brunt (NE), Piet Colruyt (BE), Ruth Doyle (UK), Eduardo Escobedo (SW), Kai Gildhorn (DE), Michael Lettenmeier (FI), John Manoochehri (SE), Ezio Manzini (IT), Asier Pérez (ES), Francesca Rizzo (IT), Franca Roiatti (IT), Sissi Semprini (IT), Giulia Simeone (IT), Jeffrey Sipma (NE), Luca Studer (IT), Inigo Urkidi (ES), Mark Vanderbeeken (BE/IT).

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Emerging Ideas Cards: a pack of cards presenting provocative ideas for 2050, built on present time emerging promising practices and solutions. They are conceived to support and feed the social and technical conversation about the future between experts and ordinary people. To download, click here.

SPREAD Launch Conference Overview