Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Development (EPOS)
Period: October 2006 - September 2009
Supported by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin
Ecologic Institute, Berlin
Other partners on the website: www.ecologic.eu
Involved IÖW employees:
Dr. Frieder Rubik
(Project leader IÖW), Dr. Esther Hoffmann
, Rebecca Stecker, Franziska Mohaupt
EPOS is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the framework of social-ecological research (SÖF). The main focus of the project is policy evaluation with a focus on sustainability issues. The network is concerned with the evaluation of policies, political strategies, programmes, and instruments.
Social-ecological research is a concept developed by the German Ministry of Education and Research that aims to promote ecological transformation of society while simultaneously improving social justice and economic conditions. It is closely linked to the concept of sustainability, exploring the links between the social and ecological pillars of sustainable development and ways to create synergies between them. Its core elements are problem-orientation, actor-orientation, inter- and transdisciplinarity. The EPOS project establishes a network of leading European institutions that are active in the field of policy evaluation with a focus on environment and sustainability.
Core of the project is a series of network meetings which are centred on specific issues in policy evaluation. The publication of a number of papers and of a book is planned. In addition, two public events – a summer school in 2008 targeted to young scholars and a high-level policy conference in early 2009 – will ensure the dissemination of project results and the involvement of the interested public and scientific community.
Project website: www.ecologic.de/soef/epos/index.html
Publication of the project:
von Raggamby, Anneke; Rubik, Frieder (2012)
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA
Selected presentations of
Sustainable Development Evaluations in Europe: From a Decade of Practices, Politics and Science to Emerging Demands
Brüssel (Belgien), 17 Nov 2010 - 19 Nov 2010
Conference EASY-ECO Budapest Conference 2009 "Stakeholder Perspectives in Evaluating Sustainable Development
Budapest (Hungary), 18 Oct 2009
Topic: Evaluation and Assessment
Research field: Ecological Product Policy, Corporate Environmental Management