Add definition of case study.
Several major EU research projects have recently conducted case study research on community-based sustainability initiatives in Europe: TESS, TRANSIT, PATHWAYS, ARTS, PATHWAYS and ENABLE. They collectively provide a variety of case studies, from community-based initiatives to transnational networks.
Case studies span Europe and typically focus mainly on a particular issue or domain of action, often resulting from the scope of the research project or interests of researchers (e.g. food production/consumption; renewable energy production/consumption; transport; waste; economy; forest and biodiversity; civic engagement, education, etc.). Nevertheless, in most cases the scope of action of the local initiatives or national/transnational networks covers multiple sectors or domains, reflecting the holistic approach that characterises much community-based action.
Examples of case studies:
- Coopernico Energy Cooperative
- Eno Energy Cooperative
- Energy Scotland
- Transition Lucioles
- Aran Islands Energy Cooperative
- Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative
- Comrie Development Trust Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust
- PeR: Renewable Energy Park
- Orendain Municipality (Gipuzkoa, Spain)
- Amalurra Community