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Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: towards an integrated approach on national and international stage

Objective

Fundamental trends in the European Union and the world at large provide an increasingly important policy agenda for financing sustainable energy in terms of energy efficiency, innovation in energy exploitation and development of renewable resources. The long-range forecasts for investments and energy market are determined by highly interconnected environmental, geological and technological research despite scientific differences in modelling the scenarios and interpreting the data. The medium-range forecasts for investments and energy market largely depend on geopolitical considerations and internal pressure by public opinion and stakeholders. States, firms and other actors play their game within the current legal framework at the international, regional and national level. Accordingly, the proper policy design for the sustainable energy needs to be complemented by research on the legal, regulatory and geopolitical side.
However, the characteristics of social sciences which drive their approach to such issues are determined by their fragmentation into sectoral domains and national traditions. It is commonly agreed that there are great benefits in overcoming the disciplinary divisions combining scientific, social and economic considerations in order to assess the policy impact of sustainable energy.
The evaluation of the policies for sustainable energy investments requires to connect several national approaches on such topics, not only in Europe, where the fragmentation of social sciences into national traditions is a matter of fact. In turn, the global nature of the questions addressed by the project needs to be implemented through an IRSES programme in order to strengthen the research partnerships between European research organisations and research organisations from crucial world regions as far as European interests for energy matters are concerned.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 97 200
Administrative Contact
Raffaella Galasso (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 800
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piercarlo Rossi (Dr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 36 600
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Bäckstrand (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 58 400
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Janssens (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 000
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giulia Galluccio (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefania Quaderni (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE PROVENCE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 3 800
Address
3 Place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Janssens (Ms.)
GLAWCAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 100
Address
Hornchurch Road 98
RM11 1JS Hornchurch Essex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Davide Farah (Dr.)