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Contextualising behavioural change in energy programmes involving intermediaries and policymaking organizations working towards changing BEHAVIOUR

Objective

This project aims to support the shift toward end-user services in European energy policy. It will (1) develop a sophisticated but practical model of end-user behaviour and stakeholder interaction (2) integrate knowledge of context (e.g., national culture and institutions), timing and actors into demand management practice (3) pilot the transfer of context-tailored demand side programmes from one European country to another (4) create a toolkit for practitioners to manage the social and technical change involved in demand management programmes (i.e., energy efficiency and renewable-based end-user generation). This toolkit will be sensitive to the influence of context, timing and actors, and will thus facilitate the cross-country transfer and adaptation to local context of European best practices. The toolkit will in particular address the diversity of conditions and behaviour patterns in old and new EU Member States. This project will work through intensive co-operation between researchers and intermediary organisations in the field of demand management (i.e., informative instruments, pilot projects, auditing and investment support, voluntary agreements, third-party financing schemes and the like). Such organisations include governmental or semi-governmental energy agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancies and energy service companies. Together with these organisations, the project will evaluate and analyse behavioral responses to demand side measures, and test the transfer of demand side programmes from one European context to another. This collaborative project will create new knowledge on energy related end-user behaviour and will ensure that this knowledge is useful for practitioners and policy makers in different parts of Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KULUTTAJATUTKIMUSKESKUS
Address
Kaikukatu 3
00531 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 469 222
Administrative Contact
Eva Heiskanen (Dr.)

Participants (12)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 441 743
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruth Mourik (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 250
Address
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
M Hodson (Dr.)
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 029
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Manz (Mr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 136 450
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Gabor (Ms.)
SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 99 540
Address
Lai Tn 34
10133 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tiit Kallaste (Dr.)
UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE COWI LIETUVA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 56 100
Address
Lukiskiu G 3
01108 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inga Valuntiene (Ms.)
ENERGIANSAASTOPALVELU ENESPA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 107 850
Address
Vironkatu 5
00171 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikko Jalas (Dr.)
GREENDEPENDENT - SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATION
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 61 050
Address
Eva Utca
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edina Vadovics (Ms.)
EKODOMA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 71 580
Address
3-3 Noliktavas Street
1010 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Rochas (Mr.)
VERBRAUCHERZENTRALE NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 621
Address
Mintropstrasse
40215 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmfried Meinel (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 90 750
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Papastefanakis (Dr.)
MANCHESTER KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 546
Address
Oxford Street Churchgate House 56
M60 7HJ Manchester
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Janice Thomas (Ms.)