[su_box title=”8th World Sustainability Forum”]SCORAI Europe is happy to announce an official partnership with the 8th World Sustainability Forum, taking place in Geneva from September 14 to 19, 2020. Members will be able to avail of a 20% discount on registration fees. A session stream relevant to « sustainable consumption » topics will be proposed, and information on paper, poster and other contributions can be found online at: For further information on SCORAI involvement, please contact the co-organizers for SCORAI Europe, or[/su_box]


About SCORAI Europe


SCORAI Europe aims to support a community that contributes forward-thinking, innovative research in the area of sustainable consumption, while also bridging academic research with mainstream thinking and policy making. SCORAI Europe cooperates closely with the European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) and our sister SCORAI organisation in North America, as well as other research networks that are focused on the challenges of addressing the society-environment nexus from a consumption perspective.

To become a member of SCORAI Europe (no membership fee involved, for the time being), please subscribe to the mailing list (see section Listserv management below). Members will receive information on upcoming activities and be invited to share information relevant to sustainable consumption research and action in the European context with other members. For more information on SCORAI Europe, please contact

Listserv management


Workshops and Conferences

Since its inception, SCORAI Europe has organised and run a number of workshops and conferences with the aim of bringing together practitioners and researchers to enhance understanding and find innovative approaches toward sustainable consumption. For more information please click on the links below.

  • Geneva (2019): Consumption corridors: exploring concepts and implications
  • Budapest (2016): Sustainable Consumption and Social Justice in a Constrained World
  • Vienna (2015): Beyond” Transition? Understanding and Achieving Sustainable Consumption through Social Innovation
  • Leipzig (2014): Degrowth and Sustainable Consumption – Inspiration for mutual learning
  • Lausanne (2014): Sustainable consumption’ problem framing and research design: Can we be inter- and transdisciplinary and do we truly want to be?
  • London (2014): Understanding of innovative approaches to sustainable consumption
  • Rotterdam (2013): Pathways, Transitions and Backcasting for Low-Carbon and Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Istanbul (2013): Bridging Across Communities and Cultures Towards Sustainable Consumption
  • Muenster (2013): The Search for the Good Life – Taking the Sustainable Consumption Lens Seriously
  • Bregenz (2012): Sustainable Consumption During Times of Crisis

Steering Committee

  • Julia Backhaus, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Frances Fahy, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Audley Genus, Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Charlotte Louise Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Sylvia Lorek, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany,
  • Henrike Rau, University of Munich, Germany
  • Marlyne Sahakian, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Edina Vadovics, GreenDependent Institute, Hungary
  • Janis Brizga, NGO Green Liberty & University of Latvia, Latvia

Founding members

  • Nilgün Ciliz, Bogaziçi University
  • Neil Coles, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute/CSCP
  • Antonietta Di Giulio, University of Basel
  • Doris Fuchs, University of Münster
  • André Martinuzzi, WU Vienna
  • Oksana Mont, Lund University
  • Jaco Quist, TU Delft
  • Inge Røpke, Danish Technical University
  • Lucia Reisch, Copenhagen Business School
  • Willi Sieber, Austrian Institute of Ecology
  • Gerd Scholl, Institute for Ecological Economy Research
  • Ulf Schrader, TU Berlin
  • Martin Schweighofer, Austrian Institute of Ecology
  • John Thøgersen, Aarhus University
  • Arnold Tukker, TNO