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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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News & Events


When? Meeting description & location
May 24 & 25, 2011 The Future of Sustainable Lifestyles Conference; Cologne, Germany:
Launch Conference and Working Group Workshop Series I
For more information see: www.future-lifestyles-entrepreneurship.org
June 27 2011 Workshop on Sustainable Lifestyles in the Energy field;
Brussels, Belgium
September 22 & 23 2011 Working Group Workshop Series II:
Envisioning the potential for new sustainable lifestyles and their enabling factors,
Milano, Italy
For more information see: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/about-the-project/news-events/building-visions.html
September 21 2011 Working Group Core Team Meetings;
Milano, Italy
November 10 2011 EU Stakeholder conferenc: Visions and Policy Action; Brussels, Belgium
For more information see: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/about-the-project/news-events/visions-and-action-conference.html
November 23 & 24 2011 Workshop Series III:
Future scenarios and back-casting stakeholder workshop,
Helsinki, Finland
For more information see: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/about-the-project/news-events/counting-backwards.html
January-February 2012 4 face-to-face and 1 virtual People’s forum meetings. For more information see: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/about-the-project/news-events/people_forum_ifuture.html
June 14 & 18 2012 Side events at Rio+20
For more information see: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/news/newsdetails/article/spread-at-rio-20-join-our-side-event-on-june-14.html
September 2012 Closing conference; Brussels, Belgium

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Friday 2012-04-27
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Thursday 2012-04-12
SPREAD infographic available: Understanding Sustainable Lifestyles in the EU. Today’s Facts & Tomorrow’s Trends

On the basis of the SPREAD baseline report and some additional research, an infographic has been created as a visual tool for understanding sustainable lifestyles in Europe. It highlights the connecti[more]

Sunday 2012-03-25
SPREAD exchanges ideas with Education & Sustainable Living experts at the PERL Conference, Beyond Consumption: Pathways to Responsible Living in Berlin 18-20 March

In conjunction with PERL (Partnership for Education & Responsible Living) the SPREAD team organised mid-March a workshop to draw inputs from Education & Sustainable Living experts on the role of educa[more]

Monday 2012-02-27
My sustainable future – SPREAD involves citizens in four countries to make sustainable lifestyles more tangible

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Tuesday 2012-02-21
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