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Transformational Industrial Policy
Setting the frame for a European green and just transition
The WISE Horizons project seeks to accelerate systemic change towards a new economic paradigm with wellbeing, inclusion, and sustainability at its core.
Towards a thriving Europe beyond economic growth
Measuring what counts: mainstreaming wellbeing and sustainability in policymaking
Energy Independence Council
Developing a feasible and ambitious strategy to reduce Germany's dependence on natural gas
Speaker Series: Social Policy Unpacked
Exploring pathways for fair green and digital transitions
Future Generations Governance
ZOE supports the Network of Institutions for Future Generations to promote long-term thinking and governance for present and future generations
Rethinking governance in the EU
Changing the ‘how’ of policymaking through new methods and tools
EU Wellbeing Economy Coalition
A civil society coalition for moving policy beyond economic growth towards a wellbeing economy
Conceptualising and Measuring Economic Resilience
Guiding our economies to become resilient to external shocks and crises
Fiscal Policy for a Thriving Europe
Making the EU fiscal framework fit for the green and just transition
Wellbeing Economy Policy Design
A project which supports four pilot cities through the process of designing and implementing policies for the wellbeing economy, using the Wellbeing Economy Policy Design Guide
Thriving Cities Initiative
A pilot project for pioneering cities who aim to transition to more equitable and sustainable economies and lifestyles to achieve the targets of the Paris agreement
More quality of life, less environmental consumption
Gemeinsam mit dem Umweltbundesamt unterstützt ZOE die Umsetzung von Projektideen mit Bezug auf Suffizienzpolitik
Recovery Index for Transformative Change
Analysis of 13 EU Member States through newly developed, Recovery Index for Transformative Change
Policy Pathways towards 1.5-Degree Lifestyles
This project explores how to translate research on sustainable living into ambitious and transformative policies at the EU level.
A Green Economic Recovery in Europe
This project explores how post-pandemic stimulus packages can be deployed in a way that benefits people, planet and prosperity.
Exchange Group: Just Transition in the European Car Industry
The project aims to contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal in the car industry.
Putting beyond growth into action - An EU advocacy strategy for FINGO
The project aims to develop an advocacy strategy to translate existing proposals for an economy beyond growth into political action.
Better quality of life, less environmental consumption
User-oriented development of sufficiency policy project outlines in the environmental department
Policy Strategies beyond Green Growth (DECOUPLE)
Analysis of absolute decoupling and policy proposals for sufficiency
Economic complexity and financial markets in the EU
How can economic and financial policies strengthen European cohesion?
International distributive effects of resource efficiency
What are the international distributive effects of increasing resource efficiency?
Environmental Costs and Alternative Welfare Measures
How can environmental and welfare aspects be better integrated into existing economic models?
What can a prototype for a company-funded basic pension look like?
Pupils Make School
What could a new curriculum for economics and politics look like?
How can we creatively counter cost pressure in care facilities?
Policymaking Beyond Growth
Which instruments and processes can help EU policy to focus on social and environmental objectives?
Economic Growth Imperatives
Why can't the economy stop growing? An analysis of problems and causes.
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