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European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy

Objective

Considerable challenges remain today regarding Europe´s transition towards a decarbonised energy system that meets the economic and social needs of its citizens. Rebound effects, that is, a full or partial cancelling-out of efficiency gains over time through increased overall energy use, highlight the centrality of consumption in multi-scalar decarbonisation efforts, urgently requiring attention from scientists and policy makers. Calls also abound for innovative, research-led programmes to enhance the social acceptability of energy transition initiatives and technologies. Understanding how culture-specific views and practices and energy policy and governance both shape and reflect individual and collective energy choices is of paramount importance for the success of the Energy Union.
ENERGISE responds directly to these challenges by engaging in frontier energy consumption scholarship. Recognising the persistence of diverse energy cultures, both within and between countries, ENERGISE offers an ambitious social science programme to enhance understanding of changes in energy consumption practices across 30 European countries. Moving beyond state-of-the-art research, ENERGISE theoretically frames and empirically investigates socio-economic, cultural, political and gender aspects of the energy transition. It also examines how routines and ruptures (re)shape household energy consumption practices. Adopting a cutting-edge Living Labs approach, designed specifically to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons, ENERGISE fuses tools for changing individual- and community-level energy consumption with a novel method for energy sustainability assessment. ENERGISE will open new research horizons and greatly enhance Europe’s capacity for high-impact, gender-sensitive consumption research. It also offers timely support for public- and private-sector decision-makers who grapple with the design and implementation of measures to effectively reduce household energy consumption.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 610

Participants (10)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 431 962,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 431 476,25
Address
River House High Street 53-57
KT1 1LQ Kingston Upon Thames
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 404 000
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREENDEPENDENT INTEZET NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 383 350
Address
Eva Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 520
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOCUS DRUSTVO ZA SONARAVEN RAZVOJ
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 46 500
Address
Maurerjeva Ulica 7
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 85 906,25
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 415 188,75
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments