These two back-to-back workshops organised in the context of two FP7 projects – INSTREAM (Integrating Mainstream Economic Indicators with Sustainable Development Objectives) and OPEN:EU (One Planet Economy: Europe) – have the aim of gathering experts’ and policy makers’ feedback on a number of innovative sustainability indicators and to provide a platform for sharing experiences and best practices in using these tools.
The first workshop will present some preliminary outcomes of the OPEN:EU project, with a focus on the Footprint Family of indicators (i.e. the Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints). Its main objective will be to gather stakeholders’ and experts’ feedback on the EUREAPA tool being developed by the project and its link to the policy cycle.
The second day will focus on the INSTREAM project, providing key insights and preliminary outcomes of its qualitative and quantitative analyses, linking economic indicators with measures of sustainability and well-being. This will be the first of a series of workshops dedicated to specific policy areas which will take place in different European cities. This first event will focus in particular on the use of indicators in policy areas of relevance to biodiversity conservation.