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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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Why is this project unique?

Our project represents a European social platform that addresses the challenge of reducing current levels of energy, transport and resource use while at the same time improving health and quality of life of an ageing European society. What makes this social platform project unique is that it 

  • Aims to create scenarios of sustainable lifestyles in 2050 through a social platform, focusing on sustainable living, moving, consuming and healthy life and by setting up a people’s forum and an online community in order to host an ongoing dialogue open to the public.

  • Will use a back-casting approach that will aid the creation of a concrete action and research roadmap with a timeline on how to achieve sustainable lifestyles by 2050.

  • Wants to engage European-wide communities to ‘sharedly’ scale up good practices where impact is needed.

  • Aims to collaboratively build with hope, optimism, expertise, skills & creativity a an easy accessible vision and concrete ideas, for more sustainable ways of living, that inspire and trigger action in the fields of practice, policy and research