The purpose of RECOMS is to train 15 ESRs/ doctoral candidates in innovative, transdisciplinary and transformative approaches to promoting and facilitating resourceful and resilient community environmental practice.

RECOMS is funded by the European Commission (2018-2022). The project is comprised of a transdisciplinary consortium of scientists, practitioners and change agents from 11 public (universities and government research centers), private and non-profit organisations, located in 6 European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany and The Netherlands.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement number 765389.

Solutions and innovations

The Dutch government focusses on finding new solutions for upcoming challenges in mobility, water systems and climate change in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders. One of the challenges is to combine different functions like recreation, water management, nature, culture and mobility in overall climate adaptive solutions in what is called ‘opgavegericht werken’.

Solutions and innovations are being developed in co-creation with market parties, public authorities, regional, and civil society groups. Several methods of social design are and will be tested to involve these parties and to combine challenges. Experimental projects offers an ideal study ground for social design, integrated landscape design, strategic stakeholder involvement along with other methods of market and civic engagement.

Project period


European programme

Horizon 2020

Project website

Website RECOMS