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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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SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 - Social Platform identifying Research and Policy needs for Sustainable Lifestyles

The SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 Project

What is a sustainable lifestyle? // What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? // How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not? // How can our aspirations for life and well-being improvements be enabled sustainably (within one planet)?

These are some of the underlying questions driving the SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 European social platform project. We hope that exploring our website will bring you another small step closer to your own personal vision of a sustainable lifestyle in 2050. We look forward to engaging with you in this project!


Latest News

Thursday, 2013-08-08

Closing of the SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project

SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 is a European social platform project terminated in December 2012. We would like to thank all members of our social platform and network for their support and important inputs. You can find all publications of the project and videos created under the publications section on this website.

Friday, 2013-01-25

Experience Sustainable Lifestyles: New SPREAD publications and videos now available

Which steps do policy makers, business and civil society organizations have to take to enable the transformation to societies that support sustainable lifestyles? How do real Europeans think about the material use of their current lifestyles and the changes they face for living within the planetary limits? Which research questions are most pressing in the field of sustainable lifestyles?

Friday, 2012-12-07

SPREAD Final Conference: over 220 participants start activating the roadmap to Sustainable Lifestyles 2050

Our conference „Catalyzing Action: EU Sustainable Lifestyles Roadmap & Action Plan to 2050“ was a big success. Over 220 participants from all over Europe came together to learn about the latest outcomes of the project – the Roadmap to Sustainable Lifestyles 2050, the Research Agenda, demonstrating the most urgent research needs, the report on iFuture, our people’s forum showing how concrete lifest