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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213217

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 258 314

  • EU contribution

    € 2 475 731

Coordinated by:

KULUTTAJATUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

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.
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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

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 250

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 352 029

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 136 450

SIHTASUTUS STOCKHOLMI KESKKONNAINSTITUUDI TALLINNA KESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 99 540

UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE COWI LIETUVA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 56 100

ENERGIANSAASTOPALVELU ENESPA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 107 850

GREENDEPENDENT - SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATION

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 61 050

EKODOMA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 71 580

VERBRAUCHERZENTRALE NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 146 621

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 90 750

MANCHESTER KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 219 546

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213217

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 258 314

  • EU contribution

    € 2 475 731

Coordinated by:

KULUTTAJATUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

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