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Forward-looking socio-economic research on Energy Efficiency in EU countries.

Objective

HERON aims at facilitating policy makers of multi-level governance in EU, to develop and monitor energy efficiency policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking socio-economic research in seven EU and one candidate countries.
The objectives are: i. the impact of socio-economic and institutional factors on implementing energy efficiency policies and measures, ii. the development of energy-efficient pathways to the horizon 2030 and beyond taking into account the socio-economic drivers and the updated energy efficiency measures, iii. the contribution to improving energy modeling by incorporating social, educational and cultural factors so as to reflect the end-user behavior, iv. the establishment of communication channels between researchers, decision makers of different governance levels and social and market stakeholders.
These objectives will be achieved through: (1) Mapping of energy efficiency policy instruments, available technologies and social, economic, cultural and educational barriers in transport and buildings, (2) Assessment of the evidenced barriers and the main driving factors, in order to define their weight/importance for the implementation of energy efficiency policies, (3) Determination of linkages between the factors and the energy efficiency, (4) Forward-looking scenario analysis, focusing on macro- and micro-economic impacts of energy efficiency policy options, (5) Policy recommendations through multi-criteria evaluation and feedback mechanisms with policy makers and market stakeholders from EU (member states, Covenant of Mayors) and neighboring countries (Business Council of BSEC).
HERON will develop an innovative decision support tool to incorporate non-economic and non-market elements, such as social, educational and cultural, into scenario analysis.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 245 812,50

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 116 250
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Ul Viktor Grigorovich 7 Et.2 Ap.3 Zh.k. Kriva Reka Rayon Krasno Selo
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 750
Address
Headington Campus Gipsy Lane
OX3 OBP Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 69 187,50
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 750
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE - FACULTY OF MINING AND GEOLOGY
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 86 000
Address
Djusina 7
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Pohja-tallinna Linnaosa, Erika Tn 14
10416 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations