Synergy Projects

GLAMURS was collaborating to create synergies with the other projects financed by the FP7.


EU-InnovatE investigated the active roles of end users in shaping sustainable lifestyles and the transition to a green economy in Europe. The aim of the FP7 project was to gain a better and broadened understanding of the active roles of end users in sustainability innovation processes and sustainable entrepreneurship with a special emphasis on the four domains food, living, mobility, and energy.
Frank-Martin Belz



GREEN SURGE will identify, develop and test ways of linking green spaces, biodiversity, people and the green economy in order to meet the major urban challenges related to land use conflicts, climate change adaptation, demographic changes, and human health and well-being. It will provide a sound evidence base for urban green infrastructure planning and implementation, exploring the potential for innovation in better linking environmental, social and economic ecosystem services with local communities.
Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch


Pathways Project

The EU FP7 project PATHWAYS looked at the possibilities of transitions to a low-carbon, sustainable Europe based on the analysis of different scientific disciplines, i.e. modelling exercises, transition research, and participative action research. While each of these disciplines has its strengths, none of them can give a full picture. By combining and coordinating these different disciplines, PATHWAYS aims at providing better policy advice for European, Member State and local policy‐makers.
Andries Hof


TESS Project

TESS was a 3-year, European-wide research project funded by the EC FP7 programme. It aims to reach an understanding of the potential for community-led initiatives to help deliver a truly sustainable, low-carbon future. The main research questions were: How can innovative, grass-roots green initiatives lead to the transformational changes required to meet decreasing carbon targets and wider community objectives; how can the wider emergence and success of such initiatives be supported?
Anne Holsten



TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) is an ambitious new FP7 4-year research project that will develop a theory of social innovation that focuses on transformation in terms of empowerment and change in society. TRANSIT will utilize a research method, which encourages feedback from social entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers and academics to develop a theory with practical relevance.
Flor Avelino & Julia Wittmayer


ARTS Project

ARTS (Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability) was committed to understanding the role and impact of transition initiatives in cities and examining the conditions that can aid accelerating change towards a sustainable low-carbon society. ARTS was an integrated, inter- and trans-disciplinary project with a clear methodology of examining how a diverse set of transition initiatives can be coupled and rescaled in order to speed-up their delivery and impact on multiple low-carbon domains in 5 case study regions across Europe: Brighton in the UK, Budapest in Hungary, Dresden in Germany, Flanders in Belgium and Stockholm in Sweden.
Niki Frantzeskaki


RICHES Project

Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society: The RICHES project is about change. For many in 21st century Europe, Cultural Heritage (CH) is more about what it is than who we are: though enormously rich, this treasure is often locked away, or crumbling, or in a foreign language, or about a past which to many people – young , old, newcomers to Europe and settled inhabitants – seems of little relevance. But this is changing.