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Environmental Policy Integration and Multi-level Governance (EPIGOV)

Environmental Policy Integration and Multi-level Governance (EPIGOV)

There is a rapidly growing body of literature analysing and discussing measures to achieve the integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas (environmental policy integration, EPI). The project aims to structure these findings and to identify avenues for future research.

The project focuses on two main themes:

  1. Is it possible to identify modes of governance which are typically used to promote EPI at particular levels, eg. local/regional, national, EU, global? If so, which governance modes are typically used at which levels? And which are most effective or promising?
  2. How do EPI measures at the different levels affect each other and how could governance be improved to increase synergies and minimise negative interaction effects across the levels?

The European Policy Brief on EPIGOV can be downloaded here [pdf, 507 kB, English].


Funding
European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)
Partner
Partner
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
http://www.eipa.eu/en/home/ (EIPA), Netherlands
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology "Fridtjof Nansen" (IO-BAS), Bulgaria
University of East Anglia, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom
Freie Universität Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Germany
VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Netherlands
University of Economics, Prague (VSE), Czech Republic
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VU Brussel), Belgium
Duration
February 2006 to January 2009
Project ID
1858
Keywords
environmental, policy, integration, sustainable development, modes of governance, multi-level governance, policy co-oridnation, international, regime, Europe