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Sustainability Performances, Evidence and Scenarios (SPES)

The aim of the SPES project is to generate new knowledge about the nexus between economic growth, human flourishing and sustainability, fostering the transition towards the sustainable human development in European countries and regions.

The project investigates, theoretically and empirically, how to reconcile the four pillars of the sustainable human development perspective – productivity, equality, sustainability and participation – and their nexus in an integrated framework to promote the transition towards sustainable human development in Europe.

SPES combines a range of methods, such as 1) econometric analyses, including microsimulation and panel data analysis; 2) co-design workshops with key stakeholders in Europe and the Global South; 3) scenario analysis; and 4) comparative country case studies.

SPES will produce a policy and measurement framework which will give further strengths to the transition towards sustainable human development by informing both the public debate and the implementation of existing policy frameworks, with a particular focus on the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the European Green Deal and the NextGeneration EU.

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  • Partner institutions

    • University of Florence (coordinator) – Italy
    • University of Bordeaux – France
    • Oslo Metropolitan University – Norway
    • University of Amsterdam – Netherlands
    • IIASA International Institute on Applied Systems Analysis – Austria
    • TÁRKI Social Research Institute – Hungary
    • Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade – Serbia
    • European University Institute – Italy
    • Social Platform – Belgium
    • PEP Partnership for Economic Policy – Kenya
    • LSE London School of Economics and Political Science (associated partner) – United Kingdom
    • ASviS Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (affiliated entity) – Italy