PSLifestyle Living Labs
What are the PSLifestyle Living Labs?
The PSLifestyle Living Labs bring together European residents to co-create and shape visions of a good life with the environment in mind, as well as design solutions for making such visions a reality!
The PSLifestyle Living Labs were established in the 8 project pilot countries: Estonia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Turkey. Through local engagement in the Living Labs, PSLifestyle aims to address the challenges faced and take advantage of the opportunities available within communities, when it comes to living more sustainably. The Living Labs were undertaken throughout 2022-2023 to further co-develop and improve the Lifestyle Test - a consumption-based carbon footprint calculator that allows users to not only measure their carbon footprint but also to take actions and track their progress towards minimising it. The exchanges with the participants were embedded into the web app to increase its appeal and usability for European residents.
The PSLifestyle project is set to continue its path towards co-creating positive and sustainable lifestyles by initiating additional workshops in the eight countries during 2024. They will aim to collect local insights and innovative solutions on how to best deploy the Lifestyle Test throughout the EU as well as further identifying local and topical customisation needs, such as incorporating biodiversity aspects. Stay tuned!
What was discussed?
Over the course of six meetings, between April 2022 and March 2023, and together with other community members, local residents had the opportunity to:
- Speak about the challenges they face in their cities, more generally, and when striving to live more sustainably, with the focus on 4 key areas: food, mobility, housing, and general consumption.
- Co-design solutions and everyday actions that address those challenges and that lead to more sustainable living.
- Talk about barriers that could make the implementation of those solutions difficult and opportunities that could speed up a wider roll out.
- Develop recommendations of social, economic, political, and other areas that address key actors, such as policymakers and businesses, who could support making the jointly shaped visions of a good life a reality.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037342.