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Welcome to the ESDinds project website

What is the ESDinds project?
The ESDinds Project was a collaborative research project funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme from 2009-2011. The aim was to develop useful indicators for evaluating values-based processes and outcomes in civil society projects [read more...]

What were the main findings?
The ESDinds indicators have been showoun to be effective in helping to:

Measure values-based practices which are important to projects and organisations

Crystallize what organisations are really about

Communicate shared values internally, to clients, funders and the public

...transforming policy and practice on the way.

A reference list of values-based indicators

An open access web platform including a toolkit

Documented case studiess in civil society, business, informal education and faith groups, including several evaluations

General summary of the project and outcomes (pdf)

Take Part and Collaborate
The We Value web platform and online community was launched during the ESDinds project and now has over 100 members from around the globe.
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Join this online community to have free access to the WeValue indicators toolkit developed through the ESDinds project and explore how to apply it to your context.

International Conference - December 2010

The ESDinds team organised an International Conference in December 2010 in order to bring together an emerging Community of Practice in Indicators, Sustainability and Values.
View papers, videos and presentations from the event on the Making the Invisible Visible conference web pages