Towards an economy for sustainable well-being: Integrated policies and transformative indicators (ToBe)
Towards an economy for sustainable well-being: Integrated policies and transformative indicators (ToBe) is an EU-funded project focusing on creating a new economic model based on sustainable well-being.
Research on wellbeing economy is flourishing as Europe aims to become the first carbon neutral continent in the world. While the need for a new economic system is widely acknowledged and Europe has set an ambitious sustainability agenda, the pathway to achieve these goals is still missing.
Working on developing a better understanding of how to identify shared and attainable policy goals for a sustainable wellbeing economy within planetary boundaries and how to support the policy process towards a sustainability paradigm, ToBe aims to fill these gaps. To pursue this goal, the ToBe project works on expanding theoretical and empirical understanding on a sustainable wellbeing economy.
What we do
The main objective of ToBe is to contribute to a clearer understanding of how to move to a sustainability paradigm. Along the 5 work packages, ToBe works on: 1) creating a theoretical framework for a sustainable wellbeing economy; 2) identifying different processes of economic growth; 3) evaluating and comparing alternative growth initiatives; 4) developing an ecological macroeconomic model combining conventional macroeconomic variables with indicators of wellbeing and sustainability; 5) co-creating policy solutions together with stakeholders.
The ToBe consortium is led by Tampere University and involves the following partners:
- Stockholm University
- Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (VTT)
- Association Europeenne des Agences de Developpement (EURADA)
- Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po)
- Haute École ICHEC (ICHEC)
- Institut Za Politicku Ekologiju (IPE)
- Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
- Universiteit Gent (UGent)
- European Policy Centre (EPC)
- Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)
- Escuela Politecnica Nacional (EPN Ecuador)
- Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan Ab (CHAL)
- University of Leeds (UnivLeeds)
Funding source: EU Horizon Europe (Grant Agreement No 101094211).