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Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development

Objective

ENTRUST provides mapping of Europe’s energy system (key actors & their intersections, technologies, markets, policies, innovations) and an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors (esp. gender, age and socio-economic status). New understandings of energy-related practices and an intersectional approach to the socio-demographic factors in energy use will be deployed to enhance stakeholder engagement in Europe’s energy transition.
The role of gender will be illuminated by intersectional analyses of energy-related behaviour & attitudes towards energy technologies, which will assess how multiple identities and social positions, combine to shape practices. These analyses will be integrated within a transitions management framework which takes account of the complex meshing of human values and identities with technological systems. The third key paradigm informing the research is the concept of energy citizenship, with a key goal of ENTRUST being to enable individuals overcome barriers of gender, age and socio-economic status to become active participants in their own energy transitions.
Central to the project will be an in-depth engagement with 5 very different communities across the continent, who will be invited to be co-designers of their own energy transition. The consortium brings a diverse array of expertise to bear in assisting and reflexively monitoring these communities as they work to transform their energy behaviours, generating innovative transition pathways and business models capable of being replicated elsewhere in Europe.
Deliverables will include a policy tool-kit incorporating contemporary best practice in promoting energy transitions at a Europe-wide level; a suite of innovative transition pathways and community engagement tools designed to stimulate dialogue and break down barriers to behaviour change and the adoption new technologies at a community level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 044 303,90

Participants (7)

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 345 155,81
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 709 128,34
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REDINN - SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 331 156,25
Address
Via Mar Di Bering 39B
00040 Pomezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 494 750
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERBYTE SMART ENERGY SOLUTIONS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 105
Address
Avinguda Torre Blanca 57, Creapolis Building
08173 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAMTECH SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 986,50
Address
Via Venti Settembre 18/5
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 236 808,78
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 14/11
16121 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)