BESSE

Brokering Environmentally Sustainable Sanitation for Europe

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT 

 Organization address address: Minderbroedersberg 4-6
city: MAASTRICHT
postcode: 6200 MD

contact info
Nome: Dennis
Cognome: Ernes
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 43 3883450
Fax: +31 43 3884917

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 1˙155˙318 €
 EC contributo 927˙918 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-06-01   -   2012-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

 Organization address address: Minderbroedersberg 4-6
city: MAASTRICHT
postcode: 6200 MD

contact info
Nome: Dennis
Cognome: Ernes
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 43 3883450
Fax: +31 43 3884917

NL (MAASTRICHT) coordinator 254˙970.00
2    LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Ashby Road
city: LOUGHBOROUGH
postcode: LE11 3TU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andy P.
Cognome: Cotton
Email: send email
Telefono: 441509000000

UK (LOUGHBOROUGH) participant 204˙256.00
3    LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA - LSC

 Organization address address: VIA PASUBIO 2
city: ROMA
postcode: 195

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Giovanna
Cognome: Murari
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 98877300
Fax: +39 06 98877147

IT (ROMA) participant 198˙795.00
4    RESEARCH CENTRE - REGIONAL AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

 Organization address address: LYUBOTRAN 90/3/4
city: SOFIA
postcode: 1407

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Nadia
Cognome: Nikolova
Email: send email
Telefono: 35929811395
Fax: 35929811395

BG (SOFIA) participant 56˙700.00
5    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Massimo
Cognome: Cannatà
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 6 49933803
Fax: +39 6 49933820

IT (ROMA) participant 51˙795.00
6    Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg

 Organization address address: Maria Theresialaan 99
city: Roermond
postcode: 6043 CX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Onneke
Cognome: Driessen
Email: send email
Telefono: 31888420000
Fax: 31475311605

NL (Roermond) participant 50˙558.00
7    International Water Association

 Organization address address: "Caxton Street 12, Alliance House"
city: London
postcode: SW1H 0QS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Armand
Cognome: Van Oostrom
Email: send email
Telefono: 31703150790
Fax: 31703150799

UK (London) participant 41˙664.00
8    Comune di Castel Sant'Angelo di Rieti

 Organization address address: Via Nazionale 70
city: Anetra di Cahttps:/stel Sant'Angelo (RI)
postcode: 2010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Anibaldi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0746 698629 28
Fax: +39 0746 698187

IT (Anetra di Cahttps:/stel Sant'Angelo (RI)) participant 32˙340.00
9    MUNICIPALITY OF PERNIK

 Organization address address: SV IVAN RILSKI SQ 1A
city: Pernik
postcode: 2300

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Rosita
Cognome: Yanakieva
Email: send email
Telefono: 35976649814
Fax: 35976649831

BG (Pernik) participant 19˙560.00
10    AICCRE - ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER IL CONSIGLIO DEI COMUNI E DELLE REGIONI D'EUROPA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA DI TREVI 86
city: ROMA
postcode: 187

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Emanuele
Cognome: Farnetani
Email: send email
Telefono: 390670000000
Fax: 39066793275

IT (ROMA) participant 17˙280.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'This collaborative research project will last 40 months and involve 10 partners. Its general aim is to contribute to the EU Renewed Sustainable Development Strategy through the enhancement of the links between policy and research on sustainable development in the field of sanitation (a crucial area with regard to environmental sustainability and quality of life in general). The project has two specific aims. 1. Generating new knowledge on the factors hindering the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge that can be immediately applied in support to sustainable development, and of identifying knowledge brokerage methods enabling to overcome these hindering factors and to maximise the exploitation of relevant knowledge. 2. Starting up a learning process on knowledge brokerage in general as a tool for the socialisation of Scientific and Technological Research. The project components, to be implemented in the partner countries, are: - Research. Activities will carried out for mapping the knowledge and technological options for environmentally sustainable sanitation (ESS), and the actors that possess this knowledge. This, together with a consultation of experts aimed at listing the obstacles to knowledge brokerage dissemination, will provide the basis for experimentations. - Experimentation. Knowledge brokerage experiments on ESS will be carried out in the Netherlands, Italy and Bulgaria via 3 pilot projects. - Learning. The results achieved will serve to start up a process aimed at drafting policy guidelines (including a position paper) on knowledge brokerage on ESS. - Dissemination. Dissemination and awareness-raising initiatives will be carried out on the project issues and results. 9 WPs are foreseen. WP1 and 2 for the first part of the research; WP3-6 will be devoted to the design and implementation of 3 pilot projects, WP7 will be devoted to learning process; WP8 will deal with dissemination and WP9 with project management.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU project investigated the role of knowledge brokerage in innovation processes in sanitation.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Most European approaches to sanitation are based on 19th and 20th century methods and systems. Some now consider these insufficiently sustainable, based on energy costs and environmental impact. However, there is no simple replacement for the current systems, suggesting a lack of innovation.

According to the EU-funded project 'Brokering environmentally sustainable sanitation for Europe' (BESSE), which ran from June 2009 to May 2012, such innovation would be the outcome of its efforts in knowledge brokerage in the field of sustainable sanitation. During its tenure, BESSE had two main goals: to bridge the gap between science, policymaking and implementation, and to promote inter- and transdisciplinary approaches involving sciences and social studies. BESSE implemented these through programmes intended to identify the current state of the art and knowledge gaps, and to map technology options and actors currently available.

The project conducted a series of pilot studies to model under what circumstances knowledge brokerage could accelerate the pace of sanitation innovation. BESSE ran such experiments in Bulgaria, Italy and the Netherlands. The Italian setting was rural and the other two were urban/industrial.

Project partners identified four forms of resistance to innovation: technological inertia, community disengagement, institutional immobility and research weakness. The researchers concluded that, combined, these represent a trap for sustainable sanitation.

Subsequently, BESSE began a new phase of drawing lessons from these experiments, which would ultimately lead to policy guidelines. The policy guidelines constituted a position paper, containing the project results about knowledge brokerage, and a set of policy guidelines. The resulting 26 recommendations were aimed at various actors, including water companies, civil organisations, researchers and policymakers. These were summarised by BESSE, whose partners also expressed project outcomes as a list of 20 'lessons learnt'.

The main documents delivered during the project were collated into a BESSE project resource book, published on the http://www.besse-project.info/ (project website) . The project's information was also shared through various awareness raising initiatives.

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