Angle of approach - the foundationsīpriorities
Angle of approach - the foundations’ priorities
The Foundations evaluate four different approaches to the projects:
To ensure effect and visibility we prefer projects with one of four approaches:
We want to support cutting edge projects
The projects should be a driving force for innovative changes, ready to be implemented into a mainstream context. E.g. environmental issues that the majority does not yet know about or know how to address; issues that will be illustrated by means of data and information.
We want to support knowledge and dissemination
Research, knowledge and experience should be coordinated and disseminated to bring about change. Communication is a key element in this process in all projects. Innovation and goal-orientation should be applied to ensure good project communication.
We weigh interdisciplinary projects that will work across organisations and specialties
Environmental challenges are not solved by one sector alone. Solutions will often be found in the borderline areas between specialties and interest groups. This applies to innovative structures as well as traditional collaboration.
We prioritize projects that aim to influence legislation
In democratic societies changes are often brought about by legislative enforcements along with rates and dues. Legislation and taxes are politically enforced, and funding within this area will indirectly be politically motivated. Here we will primarily support gathering of information, dissemination and activities that, from a non-political standpoint, will prove the necessary visionary improvements of the law and its enforcement. The EU role in legislation and law enforcement will be central and should be included in this kind of projects.
We do not support
Commercial projects and projects with their main focus in the developing countries will not be supported.