What we do
The Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) is a Pan-European
think tank aiming to explore sustainable development options for European
societies. It was set up in September 1999.
Sustainability strategies must be integrated or they are not sustainable.
SERI aims therefore at a comprehensive view at sustainability both empirically and in its policy recommendations.
SERI integrates the ecological objective to reduce environmental space with elaborated economic, social and institutional sustainability strategies.
SERI develops strategies on a macro, meso, micro and meta level of economies/societies.
SERI looks at the impact of activities and policies in Europe on other parts of the world
SERI's work is based on methodological pluralism.
On the other hand we are far from working on everything important in the field of sustainable development. While integrating ecological, social, economic and institutional dimensions, SERI focuses the notion of environmental space (in terms of resources, energy and land-use) and the measurability of social and economic dimensions of SD. Indicator-based policies are therefore important for our recommendations.
How we do it
We are a virtual internet based institute. From our pool of staff and members comprising a broad spectrum of qualifications we can select appropriate teams for each project.
The research carried out by members of SERI supports the
dialogue within European civil society. It specifically aims to further
develop the exchange of ideas between environmental citizens organisations,
governments, trade unions and industry.
The Sustainable Europe Research Institute
SERI's work is structured along the four dimensions of Sustainable
development: environmental, social, economic and institutional. Together
with our work on improving methodology and a group of cross-cutting themes
, this makes up the 6 general dimensions, in which we work and discuss
the more specific themes.
Ecological Dimension: Reducing Throughput and the Use of Environmental Space
Economic Dimension: Safeguarding Competition and Prosperity
Social Dimension: Strengthening Social Cohesion
Building Institutions for Sustainability
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|last update 10-Feb-2002|