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Symposium on "Business in Development - new avenues for complementarity and collaboration" on Monday, 30 June 2014 [2014-04-14]
Corporate sustainability reporting has become the norm for many multinational corporations (MNCs). However, the concrete impacts of the global operations of MNCs on society and the environment in developing countries often remain unclear. GLOBAL VALUE, an EU-funded research project, aims at filling in this gap and creating a toolkit for measuring business impacts on global sustainable development. On 30 June 2014 the GLOBAL VALUE project will take centre stage at a multi-stakeholder symposium taking place at WU Vienna.
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Sustainable raw materials management: Open multi-stakeholder dialogue launched! [2013-12-16]
The new FP7-funded project COBALT addresses needs and opportunities to foster sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe. The COBALT Opening Conference, held on 28-29 November 2013 in Brussels, brought together more than 80 participants from 15 European countries to engage in an open dialogue and to increase mutual understanding for opportunities towards sustainable raw materials management in Europe. The conference encouraged different stakeholder groups (incl. representatives from business and industry, environmental NGOs, consumer organisations, policy making, and research) to share their common as well as different views on sustainable raw materials management.
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Sustainable Development in the EU - A statistical assessment of progress in sustainable development [2013-12-12]
Eurostat has published the fifth edition of its Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy, entitled "Sustainable development in the European Union". The new 2013 edition more clearly than ever shows the disruptions caused by the economic crisis on employment, poverty, resource and energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and other important aspects related to sustainable development. The WU Institute for Managing Sustainbility, together with its partners Ecologic (DE), INFRAS (CH) and Haymarket (UK), has supported Eurostat in the preparation of this publication.
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Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy [2013-10-30]
Eurostat has published its new flagship publication "Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy". It is the first of a new series of annual publications providing statistical analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or other phenomena in society. The WU Institute for Managing Sustainbility, together with its partners Ecologic (DE), INFRAS (CH) and Haymarket (UK), has supported Eurostat in the preparation of this publication.
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Towards a Sustainable Europe: Experts Call for Stronger Joint Efforts to Stimulate Systemic Innovations [2013-10-24]
Technological innovations are commonly seen as decisive for overcoming environmental exploitation and degradation. That this view is too narrow was the common sense of an encounter of Europe’s leading sustainability experts which took place in Brussels from 10-11 October 2013. The researchers stressed that only the interplay with social innovations can lead to a significant step towards a sustainable society. The experts’ gathering was attended by 38 sustainability experts from 12 countries. It was part of the European project RESPONDER, which enables scientists and policy makers to exchange experiences and knowledge with regard to sustainable consumption issues.
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COBALT Opening Conference on “Industry and society’s needs for sustainable management of raw materials in Europe: Exploring solutions for future action”, Brussels, 28-29 November 2013 [2013-10-22]
A conference on sustainable raw materials management, that also aims to contribute to the work of the European Commission’s European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, will take place in Brussels on 28-29 November 2013. The conference, “Industry and Society’s needs for sustainable management of raw materials in Europe: Exploring solutions for future action”, will bring together the EU and national representatives from industry, civil society, public authorities, research and geological surveys to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe.
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WU is moving to its new Campus - new address from September 2013! [2013-07-05]
WU is moving to the new WU Campus at the end of August. From 2 September 2013 you can find us at the following address:
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna
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RESPONDER Invitation: Linking Policy and Science for Sustainable Innovation, 10-11 October 2013, Brussels [2013-06-25]
We have the pleasure to invite you to the 3rd RESPONDER EU Dialogue on "Linking Policy and Science for Sustainable Innovation" taking place 10-11 October 2013 in Brussels. A selected group of policy makers and researchers from across Europe will come together to discuss areas of contention between sustainable consumption and economic growth from the perspective of innovation.
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Systemic Sustainability Management - call for abstracts [2013-05-27]
The autumn meeting of the Section Sustainability Management of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) will take place 7 and 8 October 2013 at the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The meeting will focus on the topic "Systemic Sustainability Management - Complexity, Resilience and Systems Thinking". The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5 July 2013.
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New FP7 project on resource efficiency and security of supply of raw materials [2013-05-24]
RIMAS is coordinating a new FP7-funded project, COBALT (COntributing to Building of Awareness, Learning and Transfer of knowledge on sustainable use of raw materials) which has started in May 2013. Over a period of two years, the project runs a series of interactive events to mobilise the participation of civil society and industry representatives as well as policy-makers in the areas of resource efficiency and sustainable raw materials use. By doing so, COBALT supports a favourable framework for the development of the European Innovation Partnership on 'Raw Materials' by increasing the awareness and societal acceptance, and tackles the problem of skill shortages in the area of critical and scarce raw materials as well as raw materials with high environmental and social impacts.
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Tim Jackson: “Policy must force finance markets to take a longer term view” [2013-05-17]
The transition to a sustainable economy cannot be delivered without transforming the finance system away from one which is dominated by short term speculation and asset bubbles into one that lends far more to the real economy, properly integrates ecological risks into long term investment and helps savers understand how their money is allocated by banks and pension funds. This was the view of a gathering of EU sustainable finance experts at the RESPONDER workshop on "Changing the Finance System to enable the Transition to a Sustainable Economy" held in Brussels on 14-15 May 2013.
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Sustainable Food Consumption: Experts Demand Ambitious Governance Reforms in the EU [2013-05-07]
On 18-19 April, more than 50 specialists from 15 countries met in Lisbon (Portugal) to discuss current food consumption trends and necessary reforms in order to achieve a sustainable food system. Identified hotspots that call for interventions are the damages to environment that are caused within the food chain and health issues.
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Sustainable Mobility for European Cities: Experts Sketch the Future [2013-03-25]
Urban mobility is crucial for making Europe’s cities more sustainable. The key for improvement is concerted and goal-directed planning, say Europe’s leading mobility experts. It is important that the cities develop long-term goals for their respective mobility future. Last week, more than 66 professionals from 16 European countries discussed in Bratislava the trends, barriers and approaches for sustainable mobility in European cities. The experts agreed [...]
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2nd round of RESPONDER Knowledge Brokerage events (food, finance, housing) [2013-03-20]
We are happy to cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd round of RESPONDER knowledge brokerage events. Registration for all upcoming knowledge brokerage events is now open:
>> Shaping the future of sustainable food consumption: Challenges and opportunities for policy and science integration (18-19 April 2013, Lisbon, PT)
>> Changing the Finance System to enable the Transition to a Sustainable Economy (14-15 May 2013, Brussels, BE)
>> Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe: Exploring Policy Options and Open Research Questions (6-7 June 2013, Barcelona, ES)
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"Towards Sustainable Mobility in European Cities" - March 21-22, 2013 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic [2013-01-21]
We are happy to cordially invite you to participate at the 2nd RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on sustainable mobility, entitled "Towards Sustainable Mobility in European Cities - Insights and Issues for Policy Makers and Researchers". The event will be held on March 21-22, 2013 in Bratislava/Slovak Republic and will draw together a selected group of researchers, policy-makers, activists and business representatives from the EU and neighbouring countries to discuss trends in urban mobility, policies and practices to strengthen sustainable urban mobility, visions of low-carbon, secure and competitive mobility systems in cities, and sustainable mobility approaches that reduce spatial segregation, urban sprawl and promote social inclusion.
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FP7-4-SD.eu: sustainability-monitoring of FP7 has been completed [2012-11-21]
The Monitoring System FP7-4-SD.eu that has been set up on behalf of DG Research & Innovation has been updated with the most recent screening results of the FP7 Work Programme 2013. The update concludes an important part of the empirical work on assessing how the FP7 and its Specific Programme "Cooperation" contributes to the EU's sustainable development objectives and targets. An interactive database allows to analyse the whole "Cooperation" Programme (2007-2013) for its SD-related impacts from various viewpoints.
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A "Green Economy" for Europe: Experts Discuss the Transformation of the Concept into a Policy [2012-11-05]
For two days European science and policy experts convened last week in Brussels to discuss Europe's sustainable future. The "European Dialogue on Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth" addressed the challenges of the concept of "Greening the economy" in order to enable the formulation of adequate policy strategies. More than 50 professionals from 13 countries across Europe took part in the discussion.
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RESPONDER: 2nd multinational knowledge brokerage event on "Green ICT for Sustainable Consumption?" (17-18 January 2013, Vienna) [2012-10-12]
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) have the potential to foster sustainable consumption through product-specific improvements, increased dematerialization, and the implementation of “smart technologies” in various sectors of the economy. The 2nd Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event “Green ICT for Sustainable Consumption?” brings together policy-makers, high-level scientists, and business representatives to address pressing questions on the potentials and challenges of ICT to foster Sustainable Consumption and provide an impetus for effective policy development.
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8th ESDN Workshop "Financial Markets, Institutions and Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development - Dimensions, Issues and Actors of an Emerging Arena" [2012-10-11]
The workshop - taking place on 22-23 November 2012 in Brussels - intends to scope the mechanisms and operational design of financial markets, explore the functional and dysfunctional aspects in a SD perspective and, on this basis, develop concrete fields of action for SD policy related to financing, financial markets and finance governance.
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RIMAS organises a PDW (Professional Development Workshop) at the AoM conference 2012 in Boston [2012-06-20]
At this years AoM (Academy of Managament) conference in Boston, RIMAS will organise a PDW (Professional Development Workshop) on the topic "Revisiting Responsible Competitiveness: The Business Case for CSR from a Systemic Perspective". The PDW will be held on 3 August 2012 from 12:15-14:15.
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Eurostat published citizens' guide for the Rio+20 summit [2012-06-15]
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has released the publication "Figures for the Future – 20 years of sustainable development in Europe? A guide for citizens", in connection with the Rio+20 summit that will take place on 20-22 June 2012. This publication presents the EU Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) which are used to measure and monitor the EU Sustainable Development Strategy in a new and easy-to-understand style. The publication is complemented by four videos about green growth, green economy and poverty.
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WU awarded with the Austrian Sustainability Award for building up the RIMAS institute [2012-04-23]
In the course of a ceremony on 23 April 2012, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) was awarded with one of eight "Sustainability Awards" for building up the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (RIMAS). With this award, Austrian environmental minister Nikolaus Berlakovich and Austrian science minister Karlheinz Töchterle appreciated the European-wide research efforts undertaken at RIMAS. WU rector Christoph Badelt and the director of RIMAS, André Martinuzzi, accepted the award on part of WU and RIMAS.
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Upcoming RESPONDER workshops on sustainable mobility and sustainable housing - register now! [2012-02-28]
RESPONDER is an FP7 project dealing with the contradictions between sustainable consumption and economic growth. The project explores novel ways of knowledge brokerage between research and policy making in five different areas. The next knowledge brokerage events will address Sustainable Mobility (21-23 March, Bratislava) and Sustainable Housing (28-30 March, Barcelona). If you are interested in participating at these multinational knowledge brokerage events, register now!
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happy projects’12 conference: PROJECTS & (re-thinking) RISKS [2012-01-04]
The international happy projects’12 events will take place from May 10th – 12th 2012 in Vienna. This project management highlight is organized by the ROLAND GAREIS CONSULTING in cooperation with the PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP, Vienna University of Business and Administration, and brings together more than 300 project managers and experts every year. The conference will focus on risk reduction and risk management which form an important objective of sustainable development.
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André Martinuzzi awarded with the “Senator Wilfling” price [2012-01-03]
On 19 December 2011, André Martinuzzi, director of the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability, has been awarded with the “Senator Wilhelm Wilfling Förderungspreis” for his excellent research performance. The price is awarded once a year to persons who have contributed considerably to the WU’s research profile.
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EU SDS Monitoring Report 2011 has been published [2011-11-24]
The 2011 Monitoring Report of the European Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) has recently been published on the Eurostat website. Together with its partners Ecologic (DE), INFRAS (CH) and IPPR (UK), RIMAS has been strongly involved in the elaboration process of this publication.
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FP7-4-SD.eu - News on the monitoring of the FP7 contribution to SD [2011-05-02]
The monitoring system FP7-4-SD.eu has been updated with the most recent data on FP7 projects from the “Cooperation” Work Programme 2010. The FP7-4-SD.eu database now contains data on about 3,000 research projects with more than 33,000 project participations and a total EC contribution of more than € 10,500 million (Work Programmes 2007 to 2010). In addition, the usability of the four available “Views” has been improved, and video tutorials have been introduced in order to better illustrate the functionality of the website.
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13th annual international conference Environmental Economy, Policy and International Environmental Relations [2011-04-13]
The University of Economics, Prague and the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic are preparing the 13th annual international conference "Environmental Economy, Policy and International Environmental Relations" to be held from 13-14 October 2011 in Prague. The conference's target group are PhD. students, young scientists and researchers (up to 39 years of age). The call for abstracts is open until 20 May 2011.
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Happy Projects 2011 Conference on „Projects & Values“ [2011-04-12]
The topic of the happy projects’11 conference (May 12th-13th, Tech Gate Vienna) is PROJECTS & VALUES, which provides more in-depth information about the topic PROJECTS & SUSTAINABILITY of the happy projects’10 conference. The conference will focus on value orientation which forms one basis of the principle of sustainability.
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IMPACT – Looking for CSR experts in the sectors of construction, textile, automotive, ICT and trade [2011-04-12]
The research project “IMPACT – Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR” will carry out comprehensive case studies and EU-wide surveys on the following question: what is the impact of CSR on competitiveness, the environment and work? The project focuses on five sectors – construction, automobile, textile, ICT and retail – applying econometric methods, case studies, network analyses and a two-step Delphi-survey. The firs Delphi round will start in September 2011. If you are an expert wishing to participate in the survey, please send an email to robert.kudlak@wu.ac.at.
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Podium discussion "Growth and the Environment" on May 3rd, 2011 at WU Vienna [2011-04-12]
In the evening of May 3rd 2011 a podium discussion with Tim Jackson (Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey) und Karl Aiginger (Director of WIFO, Austrian Institute of Economic Research) on “Growth and the Environment” (working title) will take place at the WU Festival Hall. The podium discussion is organized and moderated by Prof. Sigrid Stagl (WU Vienna).
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RESPONDER – a new EU-project on Sustainable Consumption and Economic Growth [2011-03-21]
RESPONDER is a new European project funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme coordinated by the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability at WU Vienna. RESPONDER aims at promoting sustainable consumption by assessing potential contradictions with economic growth - taking into account aspects of green growth, non-growth and de-growth. The project will explore novel ways of knowledge brokerage between research and policy making. For this purpose, RESPONDER will carry out participatory system mapping in a series of EU dialogues and multinational knowledge brokerage events.
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2nd "Policy meets Research"-Workshop on Sustainable Food Consumption [2010-12-17]
The focus of the second workshop that will take place on 27 -28 January 2011 in Vienna is on policy instruments to promote more sustainable food consumption. Presentations will be given, amongst others, by government representatives of France, Finland, Denmark and the UK. Participation at the workshop is free of charge.
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Does Corporate Responsibility Pay Off? [2010-11-25]
On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, RIMAS explored the links between CSR and competitiveness in Europe's industrial sectors. The report "Does CSR pay off?" can be downloaded here:
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FP7-4-SD.eu - News on the monitoring of the FP7 contribution to SD [2010-10-28]
Another major update of FP7-4-SD.eu has been released today. Most importantly, the screening results of the most recent “Cooperation” Work Programme 2011 have been added to the database, which now contains data on about 2400 topics (Work Programmes 2007 to 2011). Moreover, the new “Longitudinal View” allows for analysing the FP7 contribution to the EU SDS over time.
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Workshop on Sustainable Food Consumption on 21-22 October 2010 in Vienna (Austria) [2010-10-05]
The Workshop on Sustainable Food Consumption takes place on 21-22 October 2010 in Vienna (Austria) on the premises of the Austrian Ministry of Environment. This workshop is the first in series of three. Each will be a forum of intensive exchange, each with a different focus on sustainable food consumption.
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Monitoring system on FP7 contribution to sustainable development - Release 2.0 [2010-07-13]
Today, the European Commission published the second release of the web-based tool, www.FP7-4-SD.eu, that allows the contribution of cooperative research funded by the 7th Framework Programme to the EU renewed Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) to be traced. The new release of this platform includes a geographical view of SD-related topics and projects at regional level as well as project data for projects funded under the 2009 calls for proposals.
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Call for applications "Research Fellow CSR" [2010-04-26]
The Research Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business announces an open position for a full-time Research Fellow, starting 1st July 2010 and with a duration of two years (24 months). Responsibilities include: Independent research and assistance to the project leader in two CSR research projects (financed from EU FP7 and Austrian National Bank): literature review and quantitative and qualitative empirical research and analysis, project report writing, preparation of scientific publications, project management assistance.
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New public web-based tool to trace the effects of FP7 on sustainable development [2010-04-21]
The European Commission publishes today a web-based tool that allows tracing the contribution of cooperative research funded by the 7th Framework Programme to the renewed EU sustainable development strategy. The tool is available at FP7-4-SD.EU and presents the results of analyses of about 2000 FP7 topics that have been conducted by RIMAS together with partners from the Netherlands (TU Delft), Germany (Ecologic Institute, ISI Fraunhofer) and Switzerland (INFRAS).
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EASY-ECO Brussels Conference "Sustainable Development Evaluations in Europe" [2010-04-12]
A Call for Papers for the next EASY-ECO Conference on Sustainable Development Evaluations in Europe in Brussels, Belgium (November 2010) has been published. We encourage researchers from all disciplines (including young researchers), professionals from related fields of work, commissioning agents, and evaluation users and other stakeholders to submit abstracts for the EASY-ECO Brussels Conference 2010 until 15 May 2010!
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EU SDS Monitoring Report 2009 has been published [2009-12-16]
The 2009 Monitoring Report of the European Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) has recently been published on the Eurostat website. Together with its partners Ecologic (DE), INFRAS (CH) and IPPR (UK), RIMAS has been strongly involved in the elaboration process of this publication.
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Our office has moved! [2009-09-07]
The Research Institute for Managing Sustainability has moved - you'll find our new office at Franz Klein Gasse 1, A-1190 Vienna! Please also note the new phone numbers of some staff members.
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Austrian CSR-Stakeholder Dialogue [2009-07-09]
On June 24th 2009 almost 90 participants followed the invitation of respACT – austrian business council for sustainable development and gathered for the Austrian Stakeholder Dialogue in the Viennese Vista3. They commented on the status quo of the new Austrian CSR and Sustainability Guiding Vision’s development process. For a documentation of the stakeholder dialogue, please see the respACT press release.
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EASY-ECO Budapest Conference 2009: Stakeholder Perspectives in Evaluating Sustainable Development [2009-01-28]
The next conference within the EASY-ECO series of conferences and trainings, the EASY-ECO Budapest Conference 2009, will be held from 16-18 October 2009 in Budapest (Hungary) and will focus on key developments in linking Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and stakeholder management to sustainability evaluation in the corporate domain in Europe. A call for papers has already been published; application is open until 15 May 2009.
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ESDN Quarterly Report December 2008: The Interfaces between the EU SDS and the Lisbon Strategy [2008-12-19]
The current ESDN Quarterly Report focuses on the interfaces between the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) and the Lisbon Strategy processes. After a brief outline of two major governance issues in relation to both strategies (policy integration and multi-level governance), the QR provides an overview of the Lisbon Strategy and the EU SDS as well as of the similarities, differences and interfaces of the strategies. This is followed by two scenarios of future strategic development in the EU post-2010.
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EUROSTAT Monitoring Report of the EU SDS [2008-12-10]
RIMAS has won a European-wide call for tender issued by EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the EU. Together with Ecologic (Germany), INFRAS (Switzerland) and IPPR (UK), RIMAS will elaborate the upcoming EU SDS Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2011.
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EASY-ECO Training on Evaluation of Sustainability in Lund (Sweden) [2008-11-11]
The next EASY-ECO Training on Evaluation of Sustainability will be held from 14-18 April 2009 in Lund, Sweden. This training will be focused on the areas of evaluation of energy and sustainable consumption policies and programmes. Application for this event is open until 30 November 2008.
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Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Consumption and Production Conference and Workshop [2008-09-15]
The Conference will be the first event of the EU FP-7 project named the Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Consumption and Production (DelibProcessSCP). The event will be organised by the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), the Centre for Sustainable Design - University for the Creative Arts (CfSD) and the Regional Environmental Center (REC).
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Documentation of the ESDN Conference 2008 now available [2008-09-01]
The full conference documentation of the ESDN Conference 2008 (29 June-1 July 2008 in Paris) can now be found in the ESDN Conferences section, including the Conference Proceedings, the list of participants, the PowerPoint slides and audio files of the keynote presentations as well as the Discussion Paper.
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EASY-ECO Saarland Training - Application open until 23 June 2008 [2008-04-16]
The next EASY-ECO Training, the EASY-ECO Saarland Training, will be held from 20-24 October 2008 in Saarbrücken (Germany). Application for this event is open until 23 June 2008.
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ESDN Quarterly Report on "The Governance of the Lisbon Process" [2008-04-01]
The report describes the governance of the Lisbon Process as well as some basic characteristics of Lisbon National Reform Programs and reviews the coherence of Lisbon indicators used across the EU.
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EASY-ECO Vienna Conference - Proceedings [2008-03-20]
The Proceedings of the EASY-ECO Vienna Conference (hosted by RIMAS from 11-14 March 2008) are now available for download! The conference documentation includes papers, presentations, podcasts and videos.
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Eurostat publishes BOKU/RIMAS study [2008-02-04]
Eurostat has published the final report of a project conducted by BOKU and RIMAS on indicators used in National Reform Programmes (NRPs) and National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDSs).
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ESDN Quarterly Report on "Objectives and Indicators of Sustainable Development in Europe" [2007-12-23]
The current ESDN Quarterly Report December 2007 summarizes the key findings of a study commissioned by Eurostat on objectives and indicators of sustainable development (SD) in Europe.
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ESDN Quarterly Report on "Strategic Approaches to Climate Change in Europe" [2007-10-04]
The current ESDN Quarterly Report provides an overview of strategic approaches to climate change in Europe, in particular in SD strategies and national climate change strategies.
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EASY-ECO Vienna Conference 2008 - Call for Papers [2007-08-09]
We are pleased to announce the next conference in the EASY-ECO series of trainings and conferences, the EASY-ECO Vienna Conference "Governance by Evaluation: Institutional Capacities and Learning for Sustainable Development" which will be held from 11-14 March 2008 in Vienna, Austria. The current Call for Papers, together with the application for EU-Grants, will be open until 10 October 2007.
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Special Issue 'European Environment': Sustainable Development Strategies in Europe: Taking Stock 20 years after the Brundtland Report [2007-07-04]
On the occasion of the anniversary of the so-called Brundtland Report, Reinhard Steurer and Andre Martinuzzi from RIMAS (the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability that operates the ESDN Office) have edited a special issue with five contributions on "Sustainable Develoment Strategies in Europe". The special issue charts the evolution of SD policy making over 20 years, triggered by the Brundtland Report (the first global sustainable development (SD) strategy in a broader sense).
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EASY-ECO 2008-2010 [2007-07-04]
The successful EASY-ECO series of conferences and training courses on 'Evaluation of Sustainabiliy' will be extended and continued until 2010.
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'Evaluating Sustainable Development’ - new book series accompanying the EASY-ECO series of events [2007-06-29]
The first two volumes of the 'Evaluating Sustainable Development' have been published! The objective of this series is to provide a bridge between academic and applied research, and present results directly relevant to policy makers. It will address methodological challenges, facilitate an exchange of experience between disciplines and practitioners, and contribute to capacity building for evaluation The volumes will comprise of selected papers presented at the international EASY-ECO conferences organised by a consortium of seven leading European universities and research institutes.
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Documentation of the ESDN Conference ESB07 online [2007-06-29]
The documentation of the ESDN Berlin 2007 Conference (ESB07) featuring proceedings, MP3 audio files, speeches and photos is now available.
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Analysis of national sets of structural and sustainable development indicators [2007-06-27]
The objective of this project, commissioned by Eurostat, is to contribute to the improvement in the comprehensive and consistent use of indicators to define and measure progress in the implementation of National Reform Programmes (NRP) and National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS) priorities.
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Final report on “Raising Awareness for CSR in EU Member States” [2007-05-31]
The report documents government initiatives at the national level that aim to raise awareness for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in EU Member States. It supports a structured exchange among the members of the High-Level Group (HLG) on CSR.
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ISO 14001 - Experiences, Effects and Future Challenges: a National Study in Austria [2007-03-19]
As Austria was one of the leading countries in promoting the EU scheme EMAS, and as there has been no specific study on Austrian experiences with ISO 14001, the purpose of this study is to describe the experiences with and effects of ISO 14001 in Austria.
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EASY-ECO Saarland Conference Proceedings [2006-12-04]
The Proceedings of the EASY-ECO Saarland Conference (papers, preentations and podcasts (MP3)) are available for download!
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CSR policies in Europe [2006-08-04]
First results in the project CSR policies in Europe (financed by DG Employment and Social Affairs) on CSR Awareness Raising.
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European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) [2006-06-04]
Within the framework of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) Office we have launched a comprehensive website on Sustainable Development Strategies (SDS) in Europe.
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EASY-ECO Manchester Conference Proceedings [2005-07-04]
The Proceedings of the EASY-ECO Manchester Conference (Impact Assessment for a New Europe and Beyond, 15-17 June 2005) are available for download.
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