Directions of action

Directions of strategic action of the Centre :

1. Climate change and “green” energy 

  • meeting the energy requirement of the population
  • ensuring independence and security of energy
  • increasing energy efficiency
  • modernizing the systems of cogeneration and urban heating
  • increasing energy production from renewable sources

2. Sustainable Transport

  • making the transport systems efficient in order to meet the needs of the population and economy
  • increasing access to public transport systems
  • the design of the intermodal / combined transport systems
  • modernizing the interurban public transport systems
  • risk management in public transport systems
  • minimizing the adverse effects of transport on the environment (noise mapping)

3. Sustainable economic development – economic growth and resource usage

  • developing the tertiary and quaternary sectors of the national economy
  • eco-efficient management of resource consumption and increase of their yield
  • promotion of models and practices of consumption, respectively sustainable production
  • increasing the population’s access to services
  • increasing the attractiveness of national economy for investments
  • developing a professional network of business services
  • reducing the dependence of the rural population of subsistence economy
  • increasing employment and labour productivity
  • chains of production
  • sustainable tourism

4. Education and FPC, respondents

  • completing the university curriculum integrating issues of sustainable development
  • developing new occupational standards for innovative trades
  • analyzing the training needs at the level of business sector
  • analysis of employment demand in the economy and structural changes in the labour market

5. Regional Development

  • sustainable regions
  • the development and implementation of spatial database and integrated management of the territory, population and resources, as a basis for sustainable development and strategic forecast
  • the accomplishment of good practices for civil society development, including support and participation in developing and implementing policies at local and regional level for sustainable development

6. The Sustainability of Social System

  • population and development
  • the trends of demographic evolution in Romania/Europe and its effects on subsystems, social institutions and mechanisms: school, economic (employment), political subsystems and of social protection (combating poverty and social exclusion, the effective functioning of the pension- and the health insurance system)
  • the external and internal migration; trends, causes and effects on socio-economic balance
  • the trends in the processes of social stratification and mobility
  • the educational system as a key factor in the process of sustainable development
  • the changes in family structures and the shift of the place and role of family in the post-modern society
  • the political and administrative systems – decisive factors for the implementation of decisions and adjusting social mechanisms affecting sustainable development
  • the change of values; the place of the issue of sustainable development in the post-modern values
  • quality of interpersonal relationships; assessing the level of trust between people and the other elements of social capital
  • social communication
  • the quality and level of social participation; the place and role of NGOs and other instances of civil society in decision-making
  • order and freedom; social deviance and control; the principles and the functioning of the legal system and the other instances involved in social control

7. Urbanism and sustainable urban development

  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable spatial planning
  • the exploration of different dimensions of sustainability in urban context: construction and services, urban-rural interaction, urban mobility