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COllective action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837722

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

Objective

There are large knowledge gaps around the governance of the low carbon energy system transition in a smooth and participative way, ensuring that citizens are at the centre of the required fundamental transformation and enabling the full efflorescence of their creative potential. Social innovation is a prime way to tap into that potential while Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs), a social innovation in itself, are a prime way to mobilize people and to ensure the acceptance for and participation in the necessary transition process. However, both social innovation and CAIs lack proper scientific and field-tested understanding of their development and factors for success. As of today, the role of citizen-driven CAIs (e.g. energy communities, cooperatives, purchasing groups) and their contribution to the energy transition has neither been quantified at an aggregate level, nor has their contribution potential been estimated or understood in sufficient depth. The COMETS project aims to fill these knowledge gaps by quantifying the European-wide aggregate contribution of CAIs to the energy transition at national and European levels by investigating their evolution and scaling up at an in-depth level in six selected countries. The main expected impacts of the project are two-fold. Firstly, COMETS will advance the scientific knowledge on the motives, desires, objectives and barriers of such collective action initiatives and their historical and future role in the energy transition. Building on the information gathered and tested for its robustness, we will then co-develop and test supportive tools together with CAI members, decision makers and the scientific community. Lastly, these stakeholders will then be able to exploit the main outputs of COMETS, namely a Supporting Platform for CAIs, the enhanced knowledge base, scenarios and roadmaps for spreading CAI models, even after the project is concluded.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Address

Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 444 572,50

Participants (11)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 240 800

HOGSKULEN PA VESTLANDET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 531 543,75

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 169 800

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 154 890

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 286 472,50

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 388 096,25

RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR DES INITIATIVES COMMUNAUTAIRES SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 274 050

MITTETULUNDUSUHING TARTU REGIOONI ENERGIAAGENTUUR

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 188 160

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 164 920

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 118 125

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 38 570

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837722

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy