Samples of Green Economy Projects


Europe’s Energy Future: A Secure and Low-Emission Transport Sector

In a policy oriented follow-up project of the recently finalised project ”Europe’s Energy Future”, FORES and its partners on behalf of the European Liberal Forum will focus on the relation between energy security and climate by concentrating on the transport sector.
ECO-TRANS Project description


TIPSTIPS – Enhancing the Capacity of EU Transport Projects to Transform Research Results into Innovative Products and Services

TIPS was funded by the European Commission to enhance the capacity of EU transport projects to transform research results into innovative products and services.

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TIPS Main Questionnaire
Publication: Pohoryles,R.2014. Excellent research, but insufficient valorization? The case of the European Transport Research in the 7th Framework Programme. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Volume 27(3)


ECO-BUILD ECO-BUILD Advancement and Implementation of the EcoBuilding Concept

The ECO-BUILD project provides policy makers and stakeholders with · an overview of the internationally most advanced concepts and technologies for Eco-buildings, best practice solutions for implementing those concepts and ·an assessment of the potential of and problems.

Project Description
Report 1: Best Practice Examples
Report 2: National and regional policy measures for improving the energy efficiency in the building sector

WIN-WIN Sustainable energy supply: Production and import of biomass and bio fuels


The project provides a significant contribution to this issue by analyzing the problem areas, elaborating eco-social standards and identifying possible steering tools.

Project Description
Report (German with English Abstract)
Publication: Vadrot, A. & R. Pohoryles. 2011. Multi-level governance, technological intervention, and globalization: the example of biogenetic fuels. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. Special Issue: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE, Volume 23 (4)


How to combine energy security with reduced emission

Several of Europe’s long-term challenges are connected to the supply of energy. Recent events in Ukraine, EU’s long-term climate targets, the findings and use of shale-gas in the US have all come to highlight the need for a well thought energy policy for Europe. The use of renewable energy and energy efficiency will be a crucial way towards a low-carbon society.

ENERGY FUTURES Project description
Report Austria
Publication: Stenson (ed. 2015) Daniel Engström Stenson (ed). 2015. Europe’s Energy Future: How to combine energy security with reduced emissions. Brussels: ELF


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REGIONET Strategies for Regional Sustainable Development



REGIONET provides an integrated approach to support the implementation of sustainable development in regions across Europe. The project has brought together different stakeholders and contributes knowledge for forward looking regional policy-making and regional development plans to take into account issues of sustainability.

Project Description
Gerald Berger & Michael Narodoslawsky. 2004. Regional sustainable development the role of structural funds. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Volume 17(1)
Lafferty,W. & Michael Narodoslawsky (eds.). 2003. Regional Sustainable Development in Europe. Oslo: ProSus

Foresight Full FORESIGHT

A Foresight Exercise to Help Forward Thinking in Transport and Sectoral Integration

FORESIGHT for TRANSPORT is an innovative exercise which seeks to break new ground in the assessement of future trends and options regarding mobility. Building on cross-sectional policy integration, it identifies those factors that drive or should drive mobility and transport development and will outline how to realise sustainable mobility.

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aware AWARE

How to Achieve Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management Connecting Research, People and Policy Makers in Europe
The AWARE project funded by the European Commission has looked at how scientific knowledge is used in policy formulation and implementation, and how policy managers interact with the public and civil society in the specific field of water policy in Europe. More specifically, the project addresses the anthropogenic deterioration of water ecosystems in coastal areas.

EU Citizens’ Declaration


Raising Citizens Awareness and Appreciation of EU Research on Sustainable Transport in the Urban Environment
MOVE TOGETHER is an EU funded project aiming to enhance citizens’ involvement and direct contribution to urban sustainable mobility by raising citizens’ awareness of European policies and RTD)projects and by looking at their knowledge needs.

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European Water Markets between Regulation and Competition
AQUALIBRIUM aims at giving an overview on the current debates and analyses the various models of involvement and co-operation between the public and the private water sector in all EU member states.

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Regional Innovation Policy Impact Assessment and Benchmarking Process: Cooperation for Sustainable Regional Innovation
This EU funded project contributes to the ‘Research and Innovation’ priority, of which the aims are to encourage a more innovation-friendly environment throughout the EU, stimulate technological innovation and set up innovative technology businesses.

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Deliverable 20-FINAL


Raising Citizens and Stakeholders Awareness, Acceptance and Use of New Regional and Urban Sustainability Approaches in Europe
The project aims at raising the awareness and testing the acceptance and usability of results achieved by the recently closed or ongoing EU research projects on urban sustainability.

Project Information
RAISE Report


Knowledge Network, Governance in Action
The purpose of this project was to draw a comparative panorama of the existing experiments with regard to local governance in the field of urban policies. The report presents significant examples of “good” and “less good” practices implemented by existing projects and networks.

Knowledge Networks (Comparative Report)


The Provision of Basic Services in Liberalised Markets
The BASIC project analyzed the provision of basic services or ’services of general interest‘ in the electricity, telecommunication, public transport and postal service sectors in eight European countries, namely, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

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BASIC Stakeholder Discourse