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SQM System

 

Basic Concepts
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Concepts

A) A common language concerning Sustainable Development

  • for introducing basic concepts of SD in the public debate, in administrations, in business
  • for comparing and discussing different interpretations and priorities all across Europe
  • for exchanging experiences  between different contexts and cultures

Basic SD concepts                    

B) An assessment framework concerning the orientation towards Sustainability 

  • for the appraisal of situations and trends (in territories, businesses )
  • for the appraisal and evaluation of projects and proposals
  • for the appraisal and evaluation of programmes and policies

The framework is scaleable in order to be adaptable to different contexts and target groups. It can be combined with different appraisal methods.

ORIENTATION                         SQM framework overview

C) An assessment framework concerning the social potential of communities 

  • for the appraisal of situations and trends (in cities, regions, businesses, organisations )
  • for the appraisal and evaluation of projects, programmes and policies
  • for the description of the relevant context of experiences

The framework is scaleable and can be combined with different appraisal methods.

SOCIAL POTENTIAL                     SQM framework overview

D) An assessment framework concerning transformation strategies

  • for the analytic description of interventions with the help of a common framework
  • for the specification of appropriate actions
  • for the appraisal and evaluation of projects, programmes and policies

The framework is scaleable and can be combined with different appraisal methods.

DYNAMICS                               SQM framework overview

E) A conceptual framework for the transparent construction, management and evaluation of multi-level programmes

  • management by objectives of complex multi-level programmes in diverse environments
  • construction of multi-level programmes with a coherent system of objectives
  • monitoring and fine-tuning of multi-level programmes with distributed responsibilities
  • evaluation of projects, programme elements and whole programme at different stages
  • adaptation of this framework to the requirements of different European Funds
 

Last update: 01.12.03