In close coordination with the 30 projects on the sustainable economy, the scientists of the NaWiKo project have developed clusters of six overarching thematic areas. The clusters will support building inter-linkages between projects that deal with similar content or face similar challenges (e.g. the use of particular methodological approaches) in order to take advantage of mutual learning and transfer effects. The cluster-based exchange of NaWi projects furthermore helps identify synthesis topics and develop joint synthesis papers on overarching questions in the longer term.

The thematic clusters are: