The EU funded Horizon 2020 project SHARED GREEN DEAL-- "Social Sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL" (Duration: 2022 -2027) has officially started on 1 February 2022.
SHARED GREEN DEAL focuses on the societal changes needed to make the EU Green Deal a reality and explores how organisations and individuals can work together to make our daily lives more sustainable. The main objective of SHARED GREEN DEAL is to use social science and humanities (SSH) tools in key policy areas of the European Green Deal to trigger activities across Europe and support the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050 at the local and regional level. SHARED GREEN DEAL focuses on bringing about changes in societal practices and behaviours of individuals, communities and public and private organisations. Through the development of effective new strategies, behavioural change and long-term commitment, trust, social acceptance and consent of people, communities and organisations are addressed. In the SHARED GREEN DEAL project, 24 social experiments are being conducted in different EU Member States on six key Green Deal policy areas.
Nadine Haufe and Lucas Barning from the Sociology Research Unit are taking up the role as research leaders of the experiment stream "Schools act for mobility future" on the Green Deal policy field "Accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility". Partners in the social experiment stream are ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Europa, (practice partner) and MRI, Metropolitan Research Institute, (research support).
The project SHARED GREEN DEAL - "Social Sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL" brings together 22 leading organisations from across Europe and is one of only two research projects out of 117 submissions funded under the Green Deal Horizon2020 call.
More information on the project can be found via newsletter, opens an external URL in a new window and project overview, opens an external URL in a new window.