Investigating Cultural Sustainability

Funding: Investigating Cultural Sustainability (COST Action IS1007) 

Duration: 2011–2015

Contact: Oliver Bender

Culture can be regarded as a fundamental issue, even a precondition to be met on the path towards Sustainable Development that it is necessary to get to grips with in Europe and the whole world. However, the theoretical and conceptual understanding of culture within the general framework of sustainable development remains vague and consequently, the role of culture is poorly operationalised in the enviromental and social policies. The ultimate goal of the COST Action "Investigating Cultural Sustainability" is to increase understanding of and determine the role of culture in sustainable development based on multidisciplinary principles and approaches.
The Action is co-ordinated by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and supported by COST, which is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology.