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Work Package 3: Zero Pollution Living Labs

The overarching aim of Work Package 3 is to assemble research teams with relevant stakeholder groups, to synthesize knowledge from different fields of expertise and validate scenarios, closely coordinated with the ‘source to sink’ analysis (WP4) and scenario development process (WP4).

| August 22nd, 2023 | work packages

Lead institution: Wageningen University


  • To operationalize the living lab methodology and to organize joint knowledge production with relevant stakeholder groups and set up, maintain and coordinate the Living Labs;
  • To facilitate an iterative process between WP4 activities and the joint knowledge production in the Living Labs;
  •  To test and compliment the WP4 integrated assessment with field experiences and formulate future pathways to achieve zero pollution for three EU regional seas;
  • To assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of regional scenarios towards zero pollution with stakeholder groups;
  • To ensure that the main outputs of WP3 are fed into the Living Lab Parliament in WP5.


work packages

WP1: Project Coordination
Objectives: To provide good project governance and strategic oversight and ensure good communications with the Commission and within the consortium To manage all internal communications between project partners through the coordination of strategic face-to-face meetings, and monthly conference calls with WP leaders. To support the consortium to meet all operational, technical, financial and contractual responsibilities. […]
WP2: Building Blocks for Zero Pollution Governance
Work Package 2 will provide an overview of Zero Pollution governance in the EU including relevant legislation and policy processes and European Commission communications. It will provide insights on the main gaps and obstacles causing a discrepancy between the as-is situation and the desired environmental situation for selected priority pollutants, and identify opportunities and best […]
WP4: Integrated Case Study Pollutant Assessments
The overarching aim of Work Package 4 is to develop scientifically robust and transparent assessment methodologies for 2 case study pollutants (PFAS and TWP) and apply them, in close collaboration with the Living Labs process (WP3), to create a series of scenarios that will feed into the development of WP5 Framework, Roadmap and a set […]