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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead (1901-1978)


TESS (Towards European Societal Sustainability) is a European research project which aims to illustrate the role of community based initiatives in creating a sustainable, low-carbon Europe. It is supporting policy makers by contributing to a better understanding of how initiatives can become more successful.

TESS is also helping initiatives to monitor and report on their environmental impacts, including carbon reduction. It aims to develop a measurement method, which is comparable across Europe. Read more

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We will be hosting two webinars:

  • One on the TESS Track-It! calculator on  Thursday 29th September 2016, 13.00 BST for UK / 14.00 CEST for Europe
  • Another one on the Resilience Compass on Thursday 20th October 2016, 13.00 BST for UK / 14.00 CEST for Europe

Please email to Anne Holsten to register to attend.


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TESS @ 14th European Week of Regions and Cities

In collaboration with the European Commission, TESS and its two sister projects ARTS and PATHWAYS organise the session “Cities as actors of open innovation: Accelerating Transition towards Sustainable and Low-carbon Societies” on 11 October 2016, 14:30-17:00 during... read more



Visit our interactive website for community-based initiatives, where you will be able to browse an interactive map of small-scale social innovation initiatives across Europe; collect, discuss and share your experiences with others; find resources to help you in organising your projects; see the development of self-assessment tools to help you evaluate your carbon reduction impact.