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 Heather Jean A… icon

Advancing Sustainable Solutions: Insights from the ENGAGE.EU Think Tank 2024

The ENGAGE.EU Think Tank serves as an annual event dedicated to fostering collaborative research among the nine ENGAGE.EU partners and propelling academic inquiry forward on pressing global challenges. The third installment was held from 11 – 15 March in Bergen, Norway. NHH Norwegian School of Economics hosted the event, drawing nearly 30 researchers from various disciplines to explore the intricacies of “Leading the green transition: Advancing research for sustainable value creation.”

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By Clémentine Labrut icon

Exploring Open Science: Overview from ENGAGE.EU Data Management Days

From 6 to 8 March 2024, University Toulouse Capitole had the pleasure to welcome researchers, doctoral students, and support staff from the 9 partners of the Alliance. These Data Management Days served as a seamless continuation of our ongoing efforts at the university to advance the discourse surrounding research data management, which already includes the implementation of specialized courses and collaborative workshops with library staff.

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By James Small icon

A reflection and thank you: ENGAGE.EU research communities

It’s the season of celebrating, connecting with colleagues and creating memories. It’s also the perfect time to look back at the past years and cherish the path we’ve walked together. As for ENGAGE.EU, we have recently closed our first 3 years of partnership, and we are moving forward with 4 more years and an enlarged alliance. In this blog, James Small and I (Rianne Strijker) would like to share with you some of our successes and highlight some of the key achievements of our task: from ideas to strategy, towards an online platform. And we're happy to shine some light on what's next for the research community.

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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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