PATHWAYS Venice.jpg The PATHWAYS team at the project meeting in Venice



The EU FP7 project PATHWAYS has focused on key objectives of EU sustainability policy. This is intrinsically linked to the success of two key transitions: 1) the energy transition and 2) the land-use transition. The PATHWAYS project used methods and tools from different approaches to provide an integrated story about the changes necessary to meet the EU targets. PATHWAYS focused on a selected set of transition domains – electricity, heat & building, mobility, agro-food-systems, and multifunctional land use & biodiversity. The final policy briefs provide the key messages from the PATHWAYS project for each of the domains analysed in the project. These briefs can be downloaded here.


On November 21-22, PATHWAYS together with the EEA organised a workshop at the EEA in Copenhagen. The objective of the workshop was to explore how PATHWAYS and related projects can support the development of knowledge for transitions at the European scale, focusing in particular on how they can contribute to the planned SOER 2020 systems assessment. Apart from the EEA and PATHWAYS, members of the OECD, European Commission, EEA scientific committee, and the projects ARTS, TESS and CARISMA participated in this workshop. The presentations of the workshp are avialable for download here.  




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