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EcoLink: EcoCentres as a tool for local sustainable development and for environmental research implementation

Project Leader
Holzner Wolfgang, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Campus UAB, Edifici C, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.
Contact person: David Sauri;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales SY20 9AZ, United Kingdom.
Contact person: Peter Harper;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
EC Joint Research Centre - Ispra, Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) - Land Management Unit, 21020 Ispra (Varese), Italy.
Contact person: Jean-Francois Dallemand;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Ecosite du Pays de Thau, Parc Scientifique et Environnemental BP118, 34140 Mèze, France.
Contact person: Philippe Brière;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Kammersgaardsvej 16, Sdr. Ydby, 7760 Hurup Thy , Denmark.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
The Small Earth, Klaverblad 1, 5280 Boxtel, Netherlands.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Montpellier I, Avenue de la Mer BP 9606, 34090 Montpellier, France.
Contact person: Jean-Marie Boisson;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator

Further information:

Hager Herbert, Project Staff
Kriechbaum Monika, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Institute of Integrative Nature Conservation Research
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
EcoCentres are different sites that combine applied environmental R D with sustainable technology demonstration, visitors and training centres, dissemination and local development roles.
EcoLink aims to assess what research is needed to enable EcoCentres to better fulfil the roles expected of them by public authorities and stakeholders.
This will be achievedthrough inventories, case studies, and four thematic workshops, bringing together researchers, stakeholders, EcoCentre operators and decision makers, addressing research needs relevant to EcoCentres'role in (a) environmental R D implementation (b) nature conservation (c) local sustainable development (d) EU environment policy implementation.
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