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A Think Tank Hosting an Interdisciplinary Network to provide Knowledge support to EU Energy Policy Making

Objective

The three year coordinating action THINK will improve the knowledge support to policy making by the European Commission in the context of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. THINK is organized around a multidisciplinary group of 24 experts covering five dimensions of energy policy: science and technology, market and network economics, regulation, law, and policy implementation. The Think Tank will respond to the European Commission’s evolving needs on a semester basis and produce 12 dossiers and a book.
Each semester, two projects will go through the quality process of the Think Tank, including an expert hearing to test the robustness of the work, a discussion meeting inside the Think Tank, and a public consultation to test the public acceptance of different policy options by involving the broader community. Each Think Tank dossier will therefore include four chapters: 1) the Think Tank assessment of the energy policy options with clear recommendations for policy makers from the drafting team under guidance of the Project Leader, 2) a report including the comments from two Think Tank Advisors, 3) the expert hearing summary, and 4) the public consultation conclusions.
The coordinating action THINK will reduce the costs related to the implementation of the ambitious EU energy policy targets by assessing the impacts of policy options using an innovative organisational and analytical frame. With a core group of about 15 nationalities, this coordinating action will also help counter the fragmentation of research in Europe and bridge the gap between Member States and the European Commission by creating a common knowledge base for decision making in energy policy.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)

Participants (17)

DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serge Galant (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Jesús Martín Escorial (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Pellegrino (Mr.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Pato (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Pellizzola (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pantelis Capros (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Siewierski (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ottmar Edenhofer (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nils-Henrik M. Von Der Fehr (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Finger (Prof.)
Kuhbier sprl
Belgium
Address
Avenue De La Fauconnerie 73
Bruxelles
Administrative Contact
Doerte Fouquet (Dr.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas B. Johansson (Prof.)
FUNDACAO GOMES TEIXEIRA
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Campo Alegre 877
4150-180 Porto
Administrative Contact
Henrique José Coelho Lacerda (Dr.)
BECKER BUTTNER HELD PARTNERSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Pfeuferstrasse 7
81373 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dörte Fouquet (Dr.)