SHARED GREEN DEAL’s core goal is to stimulate shared actions on Green Deal initiatives across Europe, by providing Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) tools to support the implementation of 8 EU Green Deal policy areas, at the local and regional level.
SSH research on the green transition has thus far focussed on changes to either individual experiences (‘micro-level’) or societal organisation (‘macro-level’). SHARED GREEN DEAL innovatively focuses on ‘middle range’ (‘meso-level’) changes to bridge these two levels. With regard to this ‘meso-level’, the project will produce applied guidance to facilitate change, and will link societal actors together to foster knowledge transfer and harness their collective experience to then feed back into the ‘macro-level’. SHARED GREEN DEAL, thus, stimulates behavioural, social and cultural change across Europe, aligned with EU Green Deal policy priorities.
Importantly, the project takes a transdisciplinary approach, covering 19 social science and humanities disciplines, and incorporates multi-stakeholder, practice-based and policy-science expertise. Moreover, gender studies is a key component that will guide activities throughout the project’s lifetime. SHARED GREEN DEAL will deliver changes in societal practices and in the behaviour of individuals, communities, and public and private organisations.
SHARED GREEN DEAL is structured around lessons from a set of 24 social experiments that target six specific priority Green Deal topics (Clean Energy, Circular Economy, Efficient Renovations, Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Food, Preserving Biodiversity), all of which contribute to the climate action and zero pollution ambitions of the Green Deal. The social experiments will be delivered across different member states/affiliated countries.