Sustainable society

Sustainable society can be interpreted as a resilient, inclusive, participative society, in which the wellbeing of its members is pursued and protected. This includes research topics as the welfare state, democracy, education, but also challenges such as population growth and poverty. It covers studies on the influence of demographic ageing, religious or cultural values, migration and urbanization. This research theme addresses issues at the institutional and individual level with many interconnected actors. 

A cross-disciplinary approach, combining researchers from different areas of expertise and societal partners, can help to improve our understanding of the problems and support policy decisions . 


Related SDGs

GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Collaboration Opportunities

Collaboration Groups




By Rianne Strijker icon

Open to complexity: Collaborating for open science

Open science practices are encouraged in academia today, as well as by the ENGAGE.EU alliance. Research needs to become more ‘open’ for interaction with stakeholders within and outside the protective walls of the university. But it’s not always clears what this means for researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Fortunately, more support is becoming available and more knowledge is shared. From the symposium ‘open to complexity’, I’m sharing some personal insights.

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