feat clermont2Adaptation to a new economic reality (AdaptEconII) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded in the frame of H2020 and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions.

In the AdaptEcon ITN twelve Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are trained for a PhD at the University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland), University of Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden) and University Clermont Auvergne (Clermont Ferrand, France). The students will obtain a joint PhD from two of the participating universities.  Each Early Stage Researcher will also have a training period in a collaborating institution in the UK (New Economics Foundation; Schumacher Institute), Sweden (Swedish National Defence College) or Germany (Wuppertal Institute; Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS).

The aim of Innovative Training Networks is to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, that are able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. AdaptEcon is a transdisciplinary ITN that embeds young researchers of the future into new economic thinking.

The AdaptEcon research methodology is based on biophysical economics, including thermodynamics and resource mass balances of the whole world. This is a trans-disciplinary program interlinking system science, ethics for an interdependent world, natural science, and observation-based political science with biophysical economics that includes expertise from academia and Civil Society Organisations.  This guarantees that a trans-disciplinary methodological approach for Sustainability Science or Transition Research applies: starting from a concrete problem rather than a theoretical hypothesis, researchers engage with important issues in the given context in order to generate new, robust knowledge that also is relevant for the non-experts who will implement strategies and changes. All of the PhD projects together will result in a decision support tool for an economy emphasizing biophysical reality.

The information and views set out in this project are those of the researchers involved and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union.