|The PATHWAYS team at the project meeting in Venice|
CASE STUDY DATABASE ONLINE
There are many case studies on local and regional transitions. Some of those look at community-based initiatives, others at higher levels such as cities or even countries. Until now, an overview of existing European transition case studies was missing. In a joint effort of the European FP7 projects PATHWAYS, TESS, and ARTS, a database of existing case studies was developed. The database is still under development, and in the coming months the database will be populated with many more case studies. Everybody is welcome to add existing case studies to the database, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
OECD BOOK REVIEW ON SYSTEM INNOVATION
Karoline Rogge has written a book review on the OECD System Innovation project. Over the past two years, the OECD’s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) has been studying how the concept of ‘system innovation’ – used in the sense of ‘socio-technical transition’ – could help orient innovation policy towards meeting societal challenges. In its roughly one hundred pages, the report explores the concept of SI as a promising horizontal and long-term policy approach to addressing social, economic and environmental challenges. Most case studies have in common that the studied transition is still at an early phase, which is also suggested by the recent findings of the PATHWAYS project.
The EU FP7 project PATHWAYS is a unique project that explores the possibilities for transitions to a low-carbon, sustainable Europe. The essence of PATHWAYS is that it combines the analysis of different scientific approaches: integrated assessment modelling, socio-technical transition analysis, and initiative-based learning. read more