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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

Latest News

Tuesday 2012-01-03
Focus on daily lives of citizens and their contribution to sustainability: SPREAD at GLOCAL 2011 conference

The SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project was represented at the Glocal 2011 ‘Think Global, Act Local’ conference held at Cascais near Lisbon on 29/30 November 2011. This included both a presenta[more]

Monday 2011-12-05
Baseline report on today's facts and tomorrow's trends on sustainable lifestyles published

The SPREAD project's report “Sustainable Lifestyles: Today’s Facts and Tomorrow’s Trends” provides a synthesis of research, leading policy and practice, as well as stakeholder views on potential path[more]

Thursday 2011-12-01
Counting Backwards Workshop photos and presentations available

The Counting Backwards Workshop successfully took place from 24-25 November 2011 in Helsinki. Together with 60 experts, the SPREAD team created four different scenarios on what sustainable lifestyle[more]

Thursday 2011-11-24
Counting Backwards Workshop taking place in Helsinki

"Counting Backwards" or backcasting is the aim of this two days workshop taking place from 24-25 November 2011 in Helsinki. During the two days, 60 experts will describe the four scenarios and find ou[more]

Thursday 2011-11-17
Conference presentations available online: "Sustainable Lifestyles 2050: Visions and Policy Actions"

The “Visions and Policy Actions: Sustainable Lifestyles 2050” conference took successfully place on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. It has been a pleasure to hear from our speakers about their [more]