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GOSD - governance for sustainable development:
options and opportunities in a knowledge-based society


GOSD was submitted to the European Commission in 2002 as an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Objectives:

The suggested Integrated Project will explore the development of a resource-optimised knowledge-based service society in relation to all of the dimensions of sustainability by way of applying a back casting methodology to identify
(1) gaps between desired futures and current trends, and
(2) adequate policy requirements.

Governance - the institutional dimension of sustainability
Economic development cannot be sustainable without good governance. In the European context, governance incorporates rules and regulations that affect the way in which power is exercised at the European level and in the EU Member States.

The European Commission emphasises that democratic institutions and representatives of the public must try to connect EU decision-making bodies with its citizens in order to assure effective and relevant policies. The challenge to the EU is to renew and open up the European political process while fully respecting individual and national identities.

See also: http://www.gosd.net/


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