Telling better stories to inspire a green future
The stories we tell shape how we view the world and what we think is possible. So to change the future, we need to change our narratives
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We're proud to be part of the Social sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL (SHARED GREEN DEAL) project, a consortium of 22 leading organisations from across the EU including eight universities, three research institutions, eight network organisations and three SMEs, working together to accelerate the European Green Deal through innovative and responsible action research.
Our network partners cover core elements of the European Green Deal crosscutting priorities such as civil society, democracy, gender, energy, environment, circular economy and innovation. Our objectives directly address European challenges with an aim to share actions, understandings, evidence, insights, responsibilities and benefits across stakeholders including policymakers and civil society. Issues of inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of the project to particularly account for disadvantaged and vulnerable social groups.
SHARED GREEN DEAL is structured around lessons from a set of 24 social experiments around six priority Green Deal topics. The social experiments will be delivered across different member states/affiliated countries. Importantly we take a transdisciplinary approach, covering 19 social science and humanities disciplines, with multi-stakeholder, practice-based and policy-science expertise, including gender studies as a key component throughout.
The output includes the development of tools (e.g. an online Green Deal policy tracker) and SHARED GREEN DEAL is expected to deliver changes in societal practices and in the behaviour of individuals, communities, and public and private organisations. Through the development of effective new strategies, we will address behavioural change and long-term commitment, trust, social acceptance and buy-in from people, communities and organisations.