RAISE was a project funded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Programme for Research, within the sub-priority on Global Change and Ecosystems.
The project aimed at raising the awareness and testing the acceptance and usability of results achieved by the recently closed or ongoing EU research projects on urban sustainability.
This was done by arranging a citizens conference process that involved 26 citizens, one from each EU Member State plus Romania, selected from those who submitted their application to participate using the questionnaire posted on this web-site. The participants represented the “average citizens” from the different countries of Europe. They were asked to formulate their view on the acceptance and use of selected urban sustainability approaches, technologies and solutions coming from EU research findings in a sequence of three preparatory meetings, whose results were presented in a final conference in Brussels, involving also stakeholder representatives and politicians.
The project was carried out by 5 partners: ISIS (Italy) Coordinator, ICCR (Austria), Ramboll Management Brussels (Belgium), IMPACT Consulting (Romania) and CIMPAN (Poland).