Introduction

DECOIN project responds to the EU FP6 SSP Priority "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area, Scientific Support to Policies". At the EU policy level, the project will contribute to the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy and the 6th Environment Action Programme and the related Thematic Strategies.

The DECOIN project deals with sustainable development indicators and the methodology of analyzing inter-linkages between different trends in the EU. The DECOIN project will contribute to the research towards a sustainable European knowledge society through the development of the EU framework of Sustainable Development Indicators. Through the methodological work concerning the analytical frameworks the project will help the EU and its Member States to better observe the trends in relation to the different dimensions of sustainability. The very broad societal relevance of the overall research topic is exceptional and so the project will play an important role in serving the society as a whole.

Project funded by the European Community under the Sixth Framework Programme.