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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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Thematic Areas

How we are organized.

Four working groups are formed at the outset of the SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project and each works through different project activities (work packages). The working groups comprise a wide variety of societal stakeholders including representatives from business, civil society organizations, policy-makers and research organizations.

These working groups will be aligned with four focus areas:

These four thematic areas are relevant for an interactive investigation of sustainable lifestyles that aim at reducing the use of natural resources and environmental impacts, while improving well-being and health of the ageing European society. Alongside the four core working groups, there will be a ‘health’ oriented theme cross-cutting all groups and mediating between the platform and health-related stakeholders. Maintaining health in all the working groups allows for a cross-sectoral approach, a connection that so far has received little attention, with the aim of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. The promotion of healthy and sustainable lifestyles have several elements in common: they both aim to achieve a better quality of life, including a certain level of well being, and both aim to change habits and behaviours of EU citizens.

All working groups will have representatives from all over Europe.