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Energy CHOices supporting the Energy union and the Set-plan

Objective

ECHOES is a multi-disciplinary research project providing policy makers with comprehensive information, data, and policy-ready recommendations about the successful implementation of the Energy Union and SET plan. Individual and collective energy choices and social acceptance of energy transitions are analysed in a multi-disciplinary process including key stakeholders as co-constructors of the knowledge. To account for the rich contexts in which individuals and collectives administer their energy choices, ECHOES utilizes three complementary perspectives: 1) individual decision-making as part of collectives, 2) collectives constituting energy cultures and life-styles, and (3) formal social units such as municipalities and states.
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better Energy Union, system change is required. While technological change is a key component in this change, successful implementation of that change relies on the multi-disciplinary social science knowledge that ECHOES produces. Therefore, three broad technological foci which will run as cross-cutting issues and recurrent themes through ECHOES: smart energy technologies, electric mobility, and buildings. All three technology foci address high impact areas that have been prioritised by national and international policies, and are associated with great potential savings in greenhouse gas emissions.
ECHOES’ uniquely comprehensive methodological approach includes a representative multinational survey covering all 28 EU countries plus Norway and Turkey, syntheses of existing data and literature, policy assessments, as well as quantitative experiments, interviews, netnography, focus groups, workshops, site visits and case studies in eight countries. All data collected in the project will be systematised in a built-for-purpose database that will serve both as an analytical tool for the project and as a valuable resource for stakeholders and researchers after the project’s lifetime.

Call for proposal

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

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 979 233,75

Participants (14)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 465 693,75
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 391,25
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITET PO ARCHITEKTURA STROITELSTVO I GEODEZIJA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 82 425
Address
Hristo Smirnenski Blvd 1
1046 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZMIR EKONOMI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 285 625
Address
Sakarya Cad No:156 Balcova
35330 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 663 750
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 500
Address
Via Ostiense 133
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 401 232,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 875,50
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Elektrik Uretim Anonim Sirketi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 41 625
Address
Nasuhakar Mah. Turkocagı Cad. No:2/f-1
06520 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDATSIYA TSENTAR ZA ENERGIYNA EFEKTIVNOST - ENEFEKT
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 37 560
Address
Christo Smirnensky Blvd 1 Fl 3
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION PLAN DE ACCION GLOBAL PARA LA TIERRA GAP ESPANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 312,50
Address
Calle Regueros, Num. 8 Planta 1, Puerta D
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
LAND STEIERMARK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 53 440
Address
Landhausgasse 7
8010 Graz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENEL SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 137
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORKS S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Via Ombrone 2
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)