Corporate accountability for human rights and the environment in Europe

The project aims to advocate for sustainable legislation and foster a culture of economic fairness in Slovenia. Our primary objective for 2024 is the transposition of the CSDDD legislation, a crucial step towards achieving a more sustainable and equitable economy. As active members of the economic justice steering group, we participate in regular meetings with ECCJ Working Groups and other coalitions. With the support of funding, we can intensify our efforts both nationally and internationally, advocating for ambitious legislation and shaping the discourse on economic justice. By partnering with Delavska svetovalnica, we can highlight cases of corporate abuse and [več ...]

14. 3. 2024|


Life COMET will catalyze the mapping and capacity building of community energy stakeholders across Eastern EU, with the aim of forming community energy coalitions on national levels. The project aims at shaping a future of enhanced community energy: collaborating to build strong national coalitions, elevating community energy to new heights, and enabling empowering frameworks and services for organisational growth and impact in Eastern EU. Focus leads capacity-building activities for key stakeholders in the field of energy communities. We will build national energy community coalitions by identifying, involving and empowering relevant national stakeholders. To better understand the state of the [več ...]

12. 3. 2024|

INCITE-DEM: Citizens Reinventing Democracy

The challenges of the transforming world test the capacity of our democracies in terms of democratic participation, political trust, and societal consensus. Citizen participation and co-creation processes are critical to support representative democracy processes and improve the quality of political decisions. New Horizon project INCITE-DEM aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in representative democracies. Based on research, the project will experiment with inclusive design processes for democratic innovation in practice, by setting up so called democracy labs in 6 countries. Experiences and research will [več ...]

14. 7. 2023|

Imported deforestation

DESCRIPTION and PURPOSE The European institutions are coordinating on the so-called Anti-Deforestation Regulation (Regulation on the import/export of certain product groups related to deforestation and forest degradation). Support for such a law is high, with 8 out of 10 Europeans supporting a ban on deforestation. Under the Regulation, companies importing/exporting and selling products in Europe will be obliged to carry out a mandatory due diligence process. Only raw materials and products for which importers and traders can prove that their production does not cause deforestation will be traded on the EU market. The regulation is currently being negotiated in [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|


RENOVERTY will foster energy efficiency building upgrades in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)/Southeastern Europe (SEE) countries, as well as Southern European countries (SE), by setting the methodological and practical frame to build renovation roadmaps of vulnerable rural districts in a financially viable and socially just manner. The project will design operating single or multi-household roadmaps for rural areas, and a scalable model to ensure the wide geographically replicability and take-up of the roadmaps, at both the CEE/SEE and SE regions and scale it up for the entire EU. Specifically, the project activities aim to deliver tools and resources [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|

Enough for All

The activities of the platform Enough for All – Sustainable Management of Community Resources for the period 2019–2026 take place in the framework of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project (LIFE17 IPC/SI/000007). It is an integral project that employs awareness-raising, education and training of key stakeholders to promote the implementation of measures that will help Slovenia reduce greenhouse gas emissions more effectively by 2030, i.e. a transition to a low-carbon society as quickly as possible. The platform Enough for All – Sustainable Management of Community Resources is based on the idea that we cannot ensure our wellbeing as individuals, but [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|

OUR FOOD.OUR FUTURE – We are hungry for Justice

#GoEAThical: European youth advocate for sustainable food supply chains that respect migrant workers' rights and reduce climate change, hunger and poverty as key drivers of migration. Our food system has a major impact on climate change and the causes of migration (poverty, hunger, etc.). To ensure a sustainable change in the attitudes and behaviour of more than 30 million young Europeans, we will start by analysing food consumption, highlighting the global links between the issues and making it clear that we all have a leading role to play in promoting a fairer, more dignified and more inclusive world. One [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|


ENERGISE recognises cultural change as a key ingredient in successful energy transitions. Individual energy consumption is a function of who we are, where we come from, and the socio-cultural and material contexts in which we live. Societal norms and routines with regard to work, education, family life, consumption and recreation greatly determine our patterns of energy use as well as our ability and/or willingness to change those patterns. Without a comprehensive understanding of these energy cultures, public policy measures to reduce energy consumption at the individual or household levels are likely to fail. ENERGISE adopts a Living Labs approach to [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|


ENGAGER is a research network aimed at developing and strengthening an international community of researchers and practitioners focused on combating energy poverty – a condition typically manifested by the inability to secure adequate levels of domestic energy services (such as heating, lighting, cooling, appliances). ENGAGER brings together scholars and practitioners based both within and outside Europe who focus on various aspects of complex energy poverty challenges. The ENGAGER 2017-2021 COST Action seeks to bring about transformational change in the investigation and amelioration of household-level energy poverty in Europe. It is facilitating the development of comprehensive, innovative and evidence-based policy frameworks. [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|


EmpowerMed addresses the challenge of energy poverty in the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the inclusion and empowerment of women. In the Mediterranean countries, coastal areas face a number of specific challenges in the field of energy poverty, mainly related to the thermal comfort of housing. Buildings are barely insulated, often with non-existing or very inefficient heating systems. The cooling component is an important element of energy poverty in these areas. Energy poverty disproportionately affects women and women-led households, but at the same time, women are powerful agents in the fight against energy poverty. Although much is known [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|


Unify: Bringing the EU together on climate action aims to facilitate the effective and early transition of Member States across Europe to low carbon and resilient economies by unifying three key policy opportunities: programming of EU funds, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), and national and the EU’s Long Term Strategies. Through its targeted activities in 10 Member States and at the EU level, the Unify project showcases that if these three key EU policy processes are consistent, ambitious and in line with the Paris Agreement objectives, they could help all EU Member States to step up climate action. Through [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|


LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE - an integral project that will use awareness campaigns, education and training of key stakeholders to encourage the implementation of measures that will enable Slovenia to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Focus implements or participates in the implementation of the following project activities: raising awareness of climate change and its impacts on Slovenia, and promoting good practices in the field greenhouse gas emissions reductions; providing support to local communities for the transition to a low-carbon society – including through a Focus-managed online platform for sustainable management of community resources; capacity building for low-carbon society [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|
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