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This website is subject to the Europan Commission's general disclaimer, copyright notice and rules related to personal data protection as stated on In addition, the following specific conditions apply.


The project team of FP7-4-SD.EU maintains this website on behalf of the European Commission in order to enhance public access to information about the 7th EU Framework Programme. Neither the project team nor the Commission accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

By using this website you are accepting all the terms of this disclaimer notice.


Research Institute for Managing Sustainability,
Vienna University of Economics and Business,
Franz Klein Gasse 1, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Authorised Representatives: Dr. André Martinuzzi

If you want to get in touch with the project team please use the contact form.

Copyright notice

© European Union, 1995-2010 FP7-4-SD.EU was developed and implemented in the course of the tendered project "Monitoring system for FP7 contribution to sustainable development", Contract no RTD/I2/08/01, on behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research. All monitoring data of FP7-4-SD.EU is owned by the European Commission. The software of FP7-4-SD.EU was programmed by Maystorm GmbH Vienna and is under its copyright.

If you want to publish analyses or results derived from the interactive parts of FP7-4-SD.EU (‘database’ section) you should get in touch with the project team to make sure you have applied the right filters and your interpretation of the results is correct.

Except where otherwise stated, downloading and reproduction of documents (especially policy briefs and fact sheets) or information available on the FP7-4-SD.EU website (especially the results of the interactive parts) is authorised. Only policy briefs and fact sheets in the news section are official monitoring results and are approved for citation and professional usage (e.g. in presentations, power points, etc.) subject to the condition that due acknowledgement is given as follows:

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The permission granted above does not extend to any textual or artistic material (drawings, photos, audio, video, etc.) on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third-party. In these circumstances, authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the appropriate copyright holders.

All logos and trademarks are excluded from the general permission above.

Specific privacy statement

As any other European Institution, the European Commission is subject to specific legal obligations concerning the protection of personal data and their processing. These obligations are described in Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 ( of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.

Any personal information you provide to FP7-4-SD.EU will be held securely, and your personal details will not be disclosed to third parties. We will disclose information we maintain when required doing so by law, for example in response to a court order. We may also disclose information in response to a legitimate request from an official law enforcement agency (e.g. the police, or an investigating magistrate).

We have put in place, and we regularly review and update, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to safeguard correct usage of the information we collect on-line.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

FP7-4-SD.EU has set up a number of automatic checking systems (e.g. if an e-mail address provided no longer exists) that may indicate when particular registered user appears to no longer be making use of the service. In the event such a case is detected, we will make every effort to contact the concerned registered user before deleting this information, but FP7-4-SD.EU reserves the right to delete personal information records, and associated service and access rights, that appear to be no longer in use and/or valid.

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Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. FP7-4-SD.EU puts together log file information from all of our visitors, which we use to improve our understanding of user needs and behaviour patterns, and consequently make improvements in the site layout and information it contains, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.

User registration

Visitors who want to use the interactive parts of FP7-4-SD.EU are asked to register individually and to log into the system. Registered users may submit their feedback on screening results, enter their opinion on the expected impacts and explain on which sources or evidence their expectations are based. To enter into a high level discussion, we ask you to enter your name and organisation. In order to improve the functionality of the database and adapt it to the needs of its users, we track the analyses you use, the filter options you prefer and the graphs and tables that are downloaded the most. This information is kept in strict confidentiality and is only analysed in an aggregated and anonymous form.


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