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Bridging Organizations and Marginalised Communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in EuRope - BOLSTER

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Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme, BOLSTER is designed to understand how marginalized communities are affected by the European Green Deal (EGD)-related policies and if involving these communities in decision-making processes increases the support for transition plans.

BOLSTER will deliver new scientific evidence on decarbonization transition strategies and how they intersect with various dimensions of inequality, such as gender, race, age and class. It will conceptualize the principle of leaving no one behind by developing participatory governance models and transition guidelines based on climate justice and gender equality.

The project consortium is led by the University of Tilburg (TiU) and includes, in addition to ECAS, the following partners:

3-year Grant Agreement (September 2022 – August 2025)

  • ECAS leads the planning and organization of two types of policy dialogues – three EU-focused policy dialogues and min. 10 regional policy dialogues, focusing on target regions of the project. The policy dialogues will have three goals: stimulate cross-regional policy learning, validate the Transition Guidelines and participatory governance models developed by the project, and transfer findings to other policy areas.