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Enabling the Energy Union through understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe

Objective

The Energy Union Framework Strategy laid out on 25 February 2015 has embraced a citizens-oriented energy transition based on a low-carbon transformation of the energy system. The success of the energy transition pillar in the Energy Union will hinge upon the social acceptability of the necessary reforms and on the public engagement in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing low carbon energy transitions. The ENABLE.EU project will aim to define the key determinants of individual and collective energy choices in three key consumption areas - transportation, heating & cooling, and electricity – and in the shift to prosumption (users-led initiatives of decentralised energy production and trade). The project will also investigate the interrelations between individual and collective energy choices and their impact on regulatory, technological and investment decisions. The analysis will be based on national household and business surveys in 11 countries, as well as research-area-based comparative case studies. ENABLE.EU aims to also strengthen the knowledge base for energy transition patterns by analysing existing public participation mechanisms, energy cultures, social mobilisation, scientists’ engagement with citizens. Gender issues and concerns regarding energy vulnerability and affluence will be given particular attention. The project will also develop participatory-driven scenarios for the development of energy choices until 2050 by including the findings from the comparative sociological research in the E3ME model created by Cambridge Econometrics and used extensively by DG Energy. The findings from the modelling exercise will feed into the formulation of strategic and policy recommendations for overcoming the gaps in the social acceptability of the energy transition and the Energy Union plan. Results will be disseminated to relevant national and EU-level actors as well as to the general public.
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA

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Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 499 617,78

Participants (11)

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NOTRE EUROPE - INSTITUT JACQUES DELORS

France

EU Contribution

€ 486 125

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 299 656,25

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 348 681,25

ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 344 562,50

CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 341,16

REKK ENERGIAPIACI TANACSADO KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 276 312,50

EKONOMSKI INSTITUT AD BEOGRAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 97 230

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 336 600

CENTRE FOR GLOBAL STUDIES STRATEGY XXI

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 95 687,50

POLSKI INSTYTUT SPRAW MIEDZYNARODOWYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 142 062,50

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 230 539,81

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727524

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 337 416,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 337 416,25

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA

Italy