The system perspective of this conceptual modeling is important for understanding the complexity and for identifying the feasible steps to improve scenario predictions and decision support.
Although the focus of the SI program is on countries in the “European Eastern Partnership” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine), we expect to include other partners with interest for developing cooperation. In addition to Univ. Gothenburg (Sweden; coordinating) the initial PLATFORM consortium included Khazar Univ. (Azerbaijan), Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia), and SWS Scholarly Society (Austria).