TESS – Towards European Societal Sustainability

T6 is a partner in the European research project TESS – Towards European Societal Sustainability- co-financed by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project started end of 2013. Transitions to low-carbon societies take place at multiple and complementary scales. Transition processes are highly dependent on the innovative potential of community-based initiatives and their articulation with appropriate institutional architecture. Community-based initiatives are potentially more adaptable and less constrained by current structural circumstances than top-down policies and can give impetus to large-scale and technology driven changes. TESS will provide an understanding on the upscaling possibilities of such high-potential community-based initiatives. More information