Ecologic Institute

Ecologic Institute is an independent research institution for environmental research and policy analysis. Since its founding in 1995, Ecologic Institute has been dedicated to improving environmental policy, sustainable development and policy practice. We strengthen the European and international dimensions in research, education and environmental policy discourse. 

Ecologic Institute’s experts cover the entire spectrum of environmental policy, sustainable development and socio-ecological research. We are committed to mainstreaming environmental issues into other relevant policy areas. We research, support and evaluate political processes on the local, national, European and international levels, bringing together actors from academia, policy making and practice. The results are in-depth analyses and innovative recommendations. Ecologic Institute is a private, not-for-profit think tank financed through its project work. Funders include the European Commission, the European Parliament, German Parliament, German ministries and agencies, civil society organizations and various foundations. Ecologic Institute is a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet) and the think tank network Think Sustainable Europe. 


Our inter- and transdisciplinary projects generate knowledge and solutions that guide the evolution of sustainable policies and their successful implementation. Our research topics include:  

  • Socio-ecological research to support sustainability transformations. 
  • Assessments of the socio-economic, legal and environmental dimensions of policies and strategies for environmental improvement. 
  • Assessments of the use of natural resources, including effects on air, water and ground quality as well as biodiversity. 
  • Research on public acceptance, governance and citizen participation at regional, national and supranational levels. 

Within REACHOUT Ecologic Institute is leading the work package on Co-creation with citizen and decision-makers through City Hubs, using its broad knowledge of the design and implementation of stakeholder engagement processes. Ecologic Institute previously produced scientific and policy relevant information using innovative co-creation approaches in numerous projects, particularly tied to climate adaptation, e.g. COACCH (H2020), BASE (H2020), and BEWATER (FP7). 

The Team

Natalia Burgos

Natalia Burgos is an International Fellow at Ecologic Institute. Thematically, she focuses on Climate Change Adaptation, Nature based Solutions..

Katriona McGlade

Katriona McGlade (F) is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, Germany where she focuses on climate adaptation policy and practice especially in coastal regions. Her interests are in collaborative, stakeholder-centred adaptation processes to develop shared knowledge and solutions. Examples of her previous work on stakeholder-centred…

John Tarpey

John Tarpey (M) is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute, Germany. He works primarily on issues including water, climate adaptation and economics, and agriculture. At Ecologic Institute, John Tarpey works on Co-designing the Assessment of Climate Change Costs (COACCH), which is focused on the economic costs of climate change and climate actions.

Jenny Tröltzsch

Jenny Tröltzsch (F) is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, Germany and coordinates the adaptation activities of the Institute. Jenny Tröltzsch works in projects pertaining to the costs and benefits of climate adaptation measures on the local, national and supranational (European Union, EU) level. Her project experiences include Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe (BASE) and Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT).

Chiara Mazzetti

Chiara Mazzetti (F) is the Head of the Events Team and Communications Manager at Ecologic Institute. She is responsible for the strategic development and coordination of a vast array of events. As a communication expert, Chiara Mazzetti is also responsible for the coordination of large partner networks across Europe and the management of communication activities aimed at promoting the results and achievements…

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The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction