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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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As our project draws to a close, check out our final video and our two tutorials on our youtube channel: https://t.co/0pLeygp5QS 
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Our final project video - presenting our findings. Thanks to @ClimateMedia for sterling work! https://t.co/E5RvrsjIGT 

Local final TESS event in Rome 27 October 2016

The TESS partners La Sapienza and T6 Ecosystems are organising a local final event on 27 october 2016 in Rome for reporting the TESS results and tools to local CBIs and public authorities. If you are interested in participating you find more information... 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.