CHANGE: Montado Living Lab Approved as a Member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)

Jun 26, 2024MED News

The Montado Living Lab has now joined the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) following the recent approval of its application. This approval as a member of ENoLL serves primarily as a certification, as an international quality seal.

The Montado Living Lab for the regeneration of the agro-silvo-pastoral Montado system is a CHANGE – Global Changes as Sustainability Institute project that integrates, in addition to the research units that integrate the Associated Laboratory (MED, CE3C, and CENSE), a group of about 40 stakeholders, which includes various actors: producer and local development associations, public administration entities, companies linked to the Montado system, and owners or managers of Montado areas. The primary objective of the Montado Living Lab is the co-creation, testing, and implementation of solutions that allow the preservation and regeneration of the Montado, its ecosystems, and associated ecosystem services, using for this purpose several Montado plots distributed in the Alentejo region.

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is an international, non-profit, and independent association of reference Living Labs. ENoLL facilitates the sharing of knowledge, joint actions, and partnerships in projects among its more than 480 members in Europe and worldwide. The Association’s objective is to promote the concept of Living Labs to influence European policies, promote Living Labs, and enable their implementation on a global level.