Enhancing the Connectivity Between Research and Policy-Making in Sustainable Consumption -- CORPUS

The Institute for European Studies is a partner in the European FP7 project, Enhancing the Connectivity Between Research and Policy-Making in Sustainable Consumption (CORPUS).
The project aims to bring the policy-making and research communities in the field of sustainable consumption closer to each other. This is done through a series of workshops and a web platform. The objective is to stimulate community-building across the involved researchers, policy-makers and civil society in the field of sustainable consumption policies to arrive at a self sustaining process of knowledge management.
The web platform is under constant development and improvement. It is adjustable for registered users, tailored to their preferences. The platform contains information on SCP, scientific publications, policy documents and a list of events in the field. Additionally, the platform creates an online space for communication, networking and community building.

The IES is responsible for building the CORPUS Web Platform, which is to become a central reference point for high quality information and networking among European professionals working with sustainable consumption. It provides a space for incubating and nurturing knowledge to be shared among researchers and policy-makers through the private domain, and scientific results to be disseminated in the public domain. Additionally, the platform will facilitate a transparent, mutually comprehensible, and effective interaction (dialogue) between scientists and policy makers.

We are working on CORPUS with a consortium of 11 organisations that cover a broad area of expertise. The project is lead by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). Our other partners include the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BML- FUW), the Austrian Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (RIMAS) at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Wien), Belgian Strategic Design Scenarios (SDS), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), The Danish Topic Centre on Waste (DTCW), the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (FiMoE), the French evaluation organisation Planète Publique (PP), the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO).

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Working on this project at the IES are Harri Kalimo, Klaas Chielens and Ólöf Söebech.

Download the CORPUS project flyer here . The CORPUS project is supported under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project runs from January 2010 to December 2012.