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Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

Esch-sur-Alzette – LUXEMBOURG

Brief Biography of Partner

Initiated in 1989 and established in 2014, the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is a public research institute located in Luxembourg under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

LISER is an internationally renowned socio-economic research institute specializing in the analysis of societal change. Through its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, it provides a proactive and targeted contribution to the sustainable and inclusive development of societies at national and international levels. LISER’s mission is to undertake fundamental and applied research in the social sciences aimed at advancing knowledge, informing society and supporting public policy.

The institute aligns itself with national and European priorities and focuses its research work on two priority research programs: “Crossing Borders” and “Health and Health Systems”.

Partner’s Role in the SUNRISE project

LISER is a Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) partner in the SUNRISE project with expertise in Urban Geography, Sociology and Socio-Economics. LISER is involved in various phases of the project from the elaboration of the SUNRISE strategy to the development of pilot applications for its technical tools and their evaluation to principally assess each tool’s societal impacts related to the environmental and social sustainability of the project’s results.

LISER is also leading the project’s impact assessment to give feedback, with other SSH partners, on the planned SUNRISE solutions and evaluate their multi-disciplinary impacts (technical, societal, climate, economic). Alongside this, LISER will also coordinate the design and development of the project’s sustainability roadmap to ensure long-term sustainability, replicability and scalability of SUNRISE results.