Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Samuel

Contact Surname: Martin-Sosa

Contact Address:

C/Marqués de Leganés 12 28004 Madrid Spain

Telephone Contact Number: +34 915312739

Fax Contact Number: +34 91 531 26 11

Email Address: internacional@ecologistasenaccion.org

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Other

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Ecologistas en Acción

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.ecologistasenaccion.org

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Short Profile of Organisation Ecologistas en Acción is organized as a confederation of around 300 local groups all over different towns and ciies of the Spanish geography, counting with over 34000 individual members . It is one of the largest environmental organisations in Spain, highly respected by institutions and society, which focusses in different environmental issues (water, energy, wastes, transport, biodiversity, oceans,..) This organisation is critical with the present society model and lifestyle, and believes that important changes in the production and consumption patterns should be faced in order to avoid an ecological crisis. A paradigm shift in society values is needed to properly tackle the global crisis. Scientific information on the environmental diagnosis properly delivered to society in a way that citizens take responsabiliy and make informed choices given the environmental context. We focus on sustainability from a wide scope, visualizing a sustainable society from a social justice, social economy, and eco-feminism point of view (the role of women in the job of taking care of life and biodiversity needs to be unveiled). Type of activites carried out: monitoring environmental impacts (air quality, coastal impacts, land changes, ….) education and training programmes networking and alliances-building with reliable counterparts (trade unions, artisanal fishermen, farmers, social organisations, citizens and organisations in Souther countries, environmental NGOs, teachers,...) dialogue with policy-makers (different ministries, European Commission, MEPs,..) alert-raising and communication FIELDS OF EXPERTISE: Communicating science to society Research on education and science curricula Environmental monitoring Dialogue with policy makers Access to media large social base Large events organisation capacity What can we offer: 1. Relationship with scientists and education proffessionals: We have the potential of being a social knot between science and society, with large portfolio of our members playing a proffessional role in education institutions (Including universities and research centers) and being part at the same time of our organisation, with a high internal profile. We have access to professionals researchers dealing with a veried range of issues (air quality, energy, biodiversity and ecology, ocean conservation, social sciences and humanities,...). We are recognized by society (including some research centers) as a number one referent NGO dealing with consumptiom and lifestyle issues. See figure at page 144 in the report “Global Change 2020/2050 Consumption and Lifestyles” (Fundación CONAMA 2012) 2. Communication to society: We have a great potential both to communicate and promote behavioural changes in society. Access to citizens: Our social base is very large. We have 34 000 individual members, and reach thousands more through different means. Aditional 15 000 receive a weekly bulletin. Twitter ∘ 66.000 followers (we had 40.000 end of 2012) ∘ More than 3000 messages published ∘ More than 25.000 RT, 27.000 mentions, 1100 Replies and 4100 favourites Facebook: ∘ Over 82.000 followers in our main fanpage (we had 30000 end 2012) ∘ 1237 messages published in 2013 ∘ Impact of 1400 comments, 49.000 likes and 21900 Shares ∘ 45 aditional fanpages, profiles and facebook groupsof our local groups, amounting to more than 20.000 followers Access to media: Our NGO is a sound source of information for journalists. 1500 media contacts receive our PRs. 3. Capacity of using a network of committed citizens acting as envirnmental impacts watchdogs all over the country (using for example personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets) Our members not only receive the information but feel committed to our tasks on a voluntary bases 4. Access to decission-makers: We are considered as a respectful speaker by instituions and decission makers. We have experience in advocate work, policy dialogue, having dialogue capacity with different ministries, governmental bodies (some of which we are members of), parlamentarians, etc 5. Multi-stakeholder dialogue. We have a strong ability of convenening together people and institutions of very different spheres, due to our common practice of working in permanent alliance (with other NGOs, social movements, professional groups, academia, etc....)

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Environment, citizens, communication, media, dissemination, social networks, alert-raising, policy dialogue, stake-holder platform dialogue, policy lobby,...

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

 Providing for a better understanding on how communities perceive and respond to climate change and seismic and volcanic hazards

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

What can we offer: 1. Relationship with scientists and education professionals: We have the potential of being a social knot between science and society, with large portfolio of our members playing a professional role in education institutions (Including universities and research centres) dealing with a varied range of issues (air quality, energy, biodiversity and ecology, ocean conservation, social sciences and humanities,...). We are recognized by society (including some research centres) as a number one referent NGO dealing with consumption and lifestyle issues. See figure at page 144 in the report “Global Change 2020/2050 Consumption and Lifestyles” (Fundación CONAMA 2012) 2. Communication to society: We have a great potential both to communicate and promote behavioural changes in society. Access to citizens: Our social base is very large. We have 34 000 individual members, and reach thousands more through different means. Aditional 15 000 receive a weekly bulletin. Twitter ∘ 66.000 followers (we had 40.000 end of 2012) ∘ More than 3000 messages published ∘ More than 25.000 RT, 27.000 mentions, 1100 Replies and 4100 favourites Facebook: ∘ Over 82.000 followers in our main fanpage (we had 30000 end 2012) ∘ 1237 messages published in 2013 ∘ Impact of 1400 comments, 49.000 likes and 21900 Shares ∘ 45 aditional fanpages, profiles and facebook groups of our local groups, amounting to more than 20.000 followers Access to media: Our NGO is a sound source of information for journalists. 1500 media contacts receive our PRs. 3. Capacity of using a network of committed citizens acting as environmental impacts watchdogs all over the country (using for example personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets) Our members not only receive the information but feel committed to our tasks on a voluntary bases 4. Access to decission-makers: We are considered as a respectful speaker by instituions and decission makers. We have experience in advocate work, policy dialogue, having dialogue capacity with different ministries, governmental bodies (some of which we are members of), parlamentarians, etc 5. Multi-stakeholder dialogue. We have a strong ability of convenening together people and institutions of very different spheres, due to our common practice of working in permanent alliance (with other NGOs, social movements, professional groups, academia, etc....)

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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