A new link was added to the link library – to the People-Environment Research Group in University of A Coruña, Spain.

The group was created in 1995.

On the website you can find information about the group members, their research projects, events and workshops, and also read publications.

The main projects presented are:

  1.  LOCAW
    LOCAW Project responds to the challenge of the call ENVIRONMENT -2010- European Commission, on the intensification of social and behavioral changes that trigger sustainable trajectories in Europe, and analyzes the barriers and drivers to engage individually and collectively, as well as at the organization level, in sustainable and low-carbon paths.
    GLAMURS explores the complex interactions among economic, social, cultural, political and technological factors influencing sustainable lifestyles and transformations towards a green economy. It develops comprehensive models of lifestyle change in key sustainable domains, and evaluates them in terms of economic and environmental effects. The project provides policy recommendations on the design of governance approach and policy mixes for a fast-paced transition to sustainability. GLAMURS combines methods across the breadth of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, micro- and macro-economics and agent-based modelling. The project is coordinated by the People-Environment Research Group of the University of A Coruña (Spain).
    TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) is an ambitious research project that will develop a theory of transformative social innovation which is about empowerment and change in society. It is co-funded by the European Commission and runs for four years, from January 2014 until December 2017. TRANSIT will utilize a research method which encourages feedback from social entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers and academics to develop a theory with practical relevance. The theory will be based on insights from other theories e.g. transition theory, social movement theory and institutional theory. The research project studies how social innovation can bring about empowerment and societal transformation. This project is coordinated by the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).