Policy Ideas Database for Sustainable Prosperity

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How to move towards a new normal after COVID-19.

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Reflect your assumptions about the economy.

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Building a Resilient Economy

Analysing options for systemic change to transform the world’s economic and financial systems after

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The workshop's aim was to explore in more detail how the Doughnut model could be applied in the EC.

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Our Mission

The project Sustainable Prosperity – made in Europe aims to inform policymaking with innovative and transformative ideas and knowledge, how to shape a thriving Europe.

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3 goals

for sustainable prosperity

17 objectives

to guide policy action

230 policy ideas

to inspire implementation

Why to rethink economic growth

Policy Areas

Ensuring economic stability and resilience.

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Ensuring the social foundation in Europe and beyond.

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Safeguarding planetary boundaries.

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Ensuring stable public finances and fair taxation.

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Kate Raworth

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10 Principles to Build Back Better

Showcases examples of inspiring actions around the world that are moving us towards a wellbeing economy by Wellbeing Economy Alliance


Fear of stagnation

A review on growth imperatives by Oliver Richters and Andreas Siemoneit


The Amsterdam City Doughnut

A tool for transformative action developed by Doughnut Economics Action Lab


Decoupling debunked

Evidence and arguments against green growth as a sole strategy for sustainability by ZOE-Insitute


Building a Green Stimulus for COVID-19

A Recovery Plan for A Greener Better Future


(Non-)Use of Societal Wellbeing Indicators

Understanding the (non‑)Use of Societal Wellbeing Indicators in National Policy Development: What Can We Learn from Civil Servants? A UK Case Study by Christine Corlet Walker


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