Transitions to sustainability focus in general on bringing about radical changes in entire subsystems of society, such as the mobility system, the energy system, and the food system. Recently, the focus has been broadened to lifestyle changes, consumption, the role of citizens and new actors such as bottom-up and social innovation initiatives, as well as alternative economic models that might support the transition to a sustainable society. This has been taken up by several EU funded interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects including GLAMURS (Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability), a project SERI and many European partners have worked on for over two years.
With the occasion of the GLAMURS Consortium meeting in Delft on the 4th of April, a seminar for both researchers and policymakers was organised at Delft University of Technology, in which results from several relevant EU projects were presented. The aim was to explore and discuss the links between sustainable lifestyles, social innovation, and the need of new (economic) models how this can support transitions to sustainability in order to identify policy options and to future research implications.
Additionally, a video about the GLAMURS “Case Study Exchange” event last summer was released recently. The event aimed to connect case study representatives and researchers from all over Europe that are involved in the project: