Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RESPONDER Invitation: Linking Policy and Science for Sustainable Innovation, 10-11 October 2013, Brussels

On 10 and 11 October 2013 the 3rd EU Dialogue on linking SCP and Growth Debates, supported by the European Commission, will take place in Brussels. The Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) is coordinating this event as part of the EU project RESPONDER. The project’s overall goal is to promote sustainable consumption by exploring novel ways of knowledge brokerage that help to improve the management of potential political, social and economic contradictions with economic growth. For more information on the project, please visit our website


On behalf of the RESPONDER Consortium, we have the pleasure to invite you to a 1.5 day journey to explore emerging issues around the topic of innovation. A selected group of policy makers and researchers from across Europe will come together to discuss areas of contention between sustainable consumption and economic growth from the perspective of innovation. The overall aim is to exchange knowledge on how to deal with these contentions and arrive at a tangible impetus for effective policy development, while also pointing to areas that still require research. In particular, the debate will focus around three themes:


- Technological Innovations and Sustainability

- Innovation in the Context of Growth & De-Growth

- Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption/ Production


Given your engagement with our central topic of innovation and/or sustainable consumption and production, we would really value your insights and hope very much that you will be able to join us.


Please find a briefing note for this event on the following website:


Registration will be open until 30 July 2013. Registration is free of charge. Please note that the number of participants is limited. Hence, we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible online via


Poster Walk

Finally, we would like to extend the invitation and give you the opportunity to present your projects, theses, results, questions, etc. on a poster. The poster walk will take place on 10 October following the lunch break. Participants are requested to be present at their designated posters during the poster session to answer any questions. If you would like to present a poster at the conference, we ask you to send an abstract by August 31st. You will be notified by September 7th, whether your poster is accepted and provided with further instructions at that time.


For any further questions about the event, please contact us

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