View and sign our ‘Research & Innovation Agenda 2020-2030’ which highlights how energy-SSH can be better embedded into energy policymaking, innovation and research over the next decade:

Horizon Europe is the EU’s upcoming major research funding programme (Framework Programme 9), running from 2021 to 2027, and will allocate almost €100 billion. Horizon Europe will continue the tradition of structuring funding calls around global challenges such as energy, and the current proposals include a Climate-Energy-Transport cluster.

Research findings from the energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH*) are fundamental to understanding and meeting energy policy challenges. Neglecting SSH insights – for example into the social, political, historical and psychological dimensions of energy transitions – risks failing to meet Europe’s ambitious visions for its energy future.

However there is a large gap between energy-SSH research and strategic energy policy bodies in terms of common working agendas. Building on input from a diversity of well over 10,000 stakeholders over two years, we present here SHAPE ENERGY’s specific recommendations to fill this gap.

These seven principles outline clear actions for European funders, policyworkers and researchers to support a more impactful role for energy-SSH in defining the energy agenda over 2020-2030. A clear reference point for these principles – given its significance – is the upcoming Horizon Europe programme.

Already supported by numerous signatories, we invite you to add your support. These will be submitted to the European Commission’s strategy unit for Energy Research and Innovation (within DG RTD) in January 2019, with an update given in spring 2019.

*SHAPE ENERGY works across the full range of Social Sciences and Humanities, including energy-related research (both current and potential) within: Business, Communication Studies, Development, Economics, Education, Environmental Social Science, Gender, History, Human Geography, Law, Philosophy, Planning, Politics, Psychology, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, and Theology.

1SSH must feature more explicitly in Horizon Europe’s energy research and innovation funding opportunities, compared to Horizon 2020.

● Whilst there has been tangible progress in the mainstreaming and monitoring of SSH during Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), energy-SSH remains significantly underfunded. In 2016, only 4% of the EU’s Horizon 2020 energy research programme budget went to SSH partners, with 96% to STEM** partners with an emphasis on new energy technology development projects. SHAPE ENERGY advocates an ambition to double SSH partners’ share to 8% through Horizon Europe.

● Whilst SSH disciplines are diverse, they all place societies and humans (and how they interact with the energy system) centrally. We argue that ‘solutions’ to energy challenges must explicitly consider how energy is actually integrated within society.

● This means there is a need for both interdisciplinary (across SSH and STEM) and SSH specific calls, as in Horizon 2020. More, however, could be done to deepen SSH’s role in such interdisciplinary projects (see Principle 2) ensuring SSH does not only play a subordinate role.

● One specific way to achieve this is to reduce the number of ‘SSH-flagged’ calls, but ensure those that are flagged have very clear detail on where and how SSH is expected to be significant part of the work plan.

** Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Foulds, C., Robison, R., Balint, L. and Sonetti, G., 2017. Headline reflections – SHAPE ENERGY Call for Evidence. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Strom, T.B., Lemaire, C., Zacna, J., Arango Montanez, J. and Birnbaum. B.I., 2018. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – 3rd Monitoring report on SSH flagged projects funded in 2016 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

Birnbaum. B.I., Keraudren, P., Strom, T. and Vavikis, T., 2017. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – 2nd Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2015 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Hetel, L., Møller, T-E. and Stamm, J., 2016. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

“Anfinsen, M. and Heidenreich, S., 2017. Energy & gender – a social sciences and humanities crosscutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.”

Büscher, C. and Sumpf, P., 2017. Energy & multi-stakeholder interests – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Fox, E., Foulds, C. and Robison, R., 2017. Energy & the active consumer – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Sari, R., Voyvoda, E., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Karababa, E., Topal, C. and Islambay, D., 2017. Energy justice – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

2Core SSH issues need to be more deeply integrated into technical energy projects which seek to address societal challenges.

● Technical energy projects that include meaningful consideration of SSH issues – e.g. political, ethical, historical, cultural, institutional – benefit from being more societally relevant and increasing the robustness and real-world impact of their findings.

● Funders are increasingly aware of the risks of not including SSH perspectives, including that problems will arise when trying to embed technological energy solutions in real organisational, cultural, or economic contexts. However, the European Commission could produce more in-depth guidance on what is expected from a project which has been ‘SSH-flagged’.

● The energy-SSH field is highly active and diverse. However, from outside, the field is often seen as only playing certain roles, e.g. education and awareness-raising to change energy behaviours or encouraging market uptake of new energy technologies. Technical energy projects need to start to go beyond this (see following point).

● Energy stakeholders involved in SHAPE ENERGY activities highlighted a wide variety of SSH areas of focus which are important on-the-ground, including: vision-building, inclusion/ exclusion, collaborations, power relations, responsibility, citizenship, policy(making), governance, planning and legal frameworks, employment, poverty, stakeholder dialogue, institutional rise and fall, politicisation of research, production of evidence, societal risks, public participation, negative societal impacts.

● Matchmaking Horizon Europe days should facilitate meetings between different disciplines, and explicitly discuss the added value diverse SSH disciplines bring to energy topics.

Robison, R., Dupas, S., Mourik, R., Torres, M., and Milroy, E., 2018. Europe’s local energy challenges: stories and research priorities from 17 multi-stakeholder city workshops. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Mourik, R., Jeuken, Y., de Zeeuw, M., Uitdenbogerd, D., van Summeren, L., Wilhite, H., Robison, R., Heidenreich, S., Blahová, M., Pidoux, B., Kern-Gillars, T., Arrobbio, O., Sonetti, G., Throndsen, W., Fox, E., Nikolaev, A., Radulov, L., Sari, R., Sumpf, P. and Balint L., 2017. Energy efficiency and using less – a social sciences and humanities annotated bibliography. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Heidenreich, S., Throndsen, W., Sari, R., Sonetti, G., Ryghaug, M., Kern-Gillard, T., Arrobbio, O., Mourik, R. and Nikolaev, A., 2017. Competitive, secure, low-carbon energy supply – a social sciences and humanities annotated bibliography. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Sumpf, P., Klemm, M., Throndsen, W., Büscher, C., Robison, R., Schippl, J., Foulds, C., Buchmann, K., Nikolaev, A. and Kern-Gillard, T., 2017. Energy system optimisation and smart technologies – a social sciences and humanities annotated bibliography. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Buchmann, K., Robison, R. and Foulds, C., 2017. Transport sector decarbonisation – a social sciences and humanities annotated bibliography. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Robison, R. and Foulds, C., 2017. The SHAPE ENERGY academic workshop – current landscapes and future directions for European energy research. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

3 Horizon Europe energy calls should explicitly consider which SSH disciplines they focus attention on, and report on how this is being addressed.

● The wording of funding calls dictates (and limits) the disciplinary approaches that can be taken. As such, call texts – for example a focus on ‘social acceptance’ – engage certain energy-SSH research communities more than others.

● The wording of calls are not currently monitored for which disciplines they seek to include, however there is monitoring of how much funding different disciplines ultimately receive. In particular, the Humanities (e.g. History, Theology/Ethics) receive much less policy attention and tangible research funding than the Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Business Management) despite having active energy-related research communities working on understanding and facilitating energy transitions.

● Thus, during the process of developing Horizon Europe calls, there needs to be clearer assessment of which disciplines are being prioritised, and therefore which areas of SSH insight may be underrepresented. This links to having more experts involved in these process, including in review panels for call wording (see Principle 4).

● The European Commission’s monitoring of SSH within Horizon Europe could usefully include assessment of call wording by SSH experts (external to the Commission) to indicate which disciplines they prioritise, and which active energy-SSH areas are not covered.

Foulds, C. and Robison, R., 2017. The SHAPE ENERGY Lexicon – interpreting energy-related social sciences and humanities terminology. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Foulds, C. and Christensen, T.H., 2016. Funding pathways to a low-carbon transition. Nature Energy, 1(7), 1-4.

Anfinsen, M. and Heidenreich, S., 2017. Energy & gender – a social sciences and humanities crosscutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Büscher, C. and Sumpf, P., 2017. Energy & multi-stakeholder interests – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Fox, E., Foulds, C. and Robison, R., 2017. Energy & the active consumer – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Sari, R., Voyvoda, E., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Karababa, E., Topal, C. and Islambay, D., 2017. Energy justice – a social sciences and humanities cross-cutting theme report. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

4The European Commission should more actively recruit energy-SSH expertise for Horizon Europe’s proposal evaluator databases and panels.

● Those evaluating EU funding proposals play a powerful role in determining what constitutes e.g. rigorous, credible, robust, meaningful and even achievable energy research, and therefore in determining which proposals are funded.

● Energy-SSH researchers need to be more embedded within these discussions, not least when decisions regarding what energy-SSH research and innovation should be funded. Every Horizon Europe energy evaluation panel should have SSH expertise represented within it.

● The European Commission is only able to invite an (energy-SSH) expert to evaluate proposals if they are already signed up to their database of experts. Better representation of diverse disciplines in these databases is therefore essential, alongside other priorities such as gender representation.

● The European Commission should ensure that its expert registration webpages align with SSH expertise. For example, the drop-down options for detailing energy research expertise are dominated by STEM-led categories which do not sufficiently cater for SSH, with ‘Energy Economics’ the only explicit energy-SSH disciplinary label given.

● The European Commission should transparently publish and widely advertise (aggregate) annual figures for the disciplinary backgrounds of their evaluators, in the same way that they produce monitoring reports on the disciplinary background of partners in successful project consortia.

SHAPE ENERGY’s energy-SSH researcher database

European Commission sign-up webpage to join database of independent experts (used for e.g. proposal evaluation)

5SSH should feature in interdisciplinary energy projects’ concepts (i.e. setting the project direction), not only as a tool to generate impact (i.e. an add-on at the end).

● Horizon 2020 – and most likely soon for Horizon Europe – proposals include both ‘Concept’ and ‘Impact’ sections. Projects which seek meaningful interdisciplinary working across STEM and SSH must incorporate this into the foundational arguments that project proposals are based on, and hence evaluators should expect SSH to be explicitly integrated into Concept sections in those cases.

● SSH is not merely of value for impact, where e.g. SSH is used for public acceptance, communications and dissemination that target the market uptake of a new technology.

● For Horizon Europe, the European Commission should give clear guidance as to what their ‘mainstreaming’ ambitions for SSH actually means when it comes to evaluation of inclusion of SSH within project proposal plans. More broadly, the integration of disciplinary approaches into the fundamental research questions (which guide a project’s overall direction) should be explicitly welcomed.

● Projects should remain critical of the need and mode of interdisciplinary working employed. Proposals should be explicitly invited to discuss what type of collaborative working they seek, why, and how, and any novelty in what they are proposing. SSH is particularly powerful in considering the different ontologies (ways of viewing the world) and epistemologies (ways of viewing knowledge) that different disciplines bring.

Arrobbio, O., Sonetti, G. and Foulds, C., 2018. The SHAPE ENERGY Horizon 2020 Sandpits: key findings. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Foulds, C. and Robison, R. eds., 2018. Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sumpf, P. and Büscher, C. eds., 2018. SHAPE ENERGY Research Design Challenge: Control, change and capacity-building in energy systems. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Winskel, M., (2018). The pursuit of interdisciplinary whole systems energy research: Insights from the UK Energy Research Centre. Energy Research & Social Science, 37, 74-84.

6Energy-SSH tasks should be undertaken by those with relevant background and training.

● Energy-SSH expertise requires learnt skills. Training in SSH methods matters if rigorous and robust SSH research is to be conducted, which can bring increased policy impact. For example, including a survey in a project requires a Social Science partner with knowledge of survey design, sampling, analysis techniques, etc.

● Energy-SSH training includes study of both methodology (i.e. what different methods can reveal) and methods (i.e. practically how you collect good data and undertake rigorous analysis).

● Communications Work Packages of (energy) projects should include partners with Social Science expertise in stakeholder engagement, communication studies, participatory methods and/or practical experience. It is not a simple case of ‘anyone can do communications’.

● Coordinators of interdisciplinary (energy) projects need to invest time in understanding the different disciplinary approaches their project is utilising.

Ortar, N., Burguet, D., and Robison, R., 2018. Bringing Social Sciences & Humanities into H2020 energy projects: Early-Stage Researcher internship diaries. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Danglade, R., Robison, R., Balint, L., Foulds, C., Garzón, O., Torres, M., Furrer, N., Kanani, D., Andre, I. and Bentz, S 2018. Communicating the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 project – Strategies for dissemination and exploitation in the coming year. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Sovacool, B.K., Axsen, J. and Sorrell, S., 2018. Promoting novelty, rigor, and style in energy social science: Towards codes of practice for appropriate methods and research design. Energy Research & Social Science, 45, 12-42.

7Qualitative measures are needed for the European Commission to meaningfully monitor the successful integration of SSH in energy projects.

• Monitoring SSH integration needs to include qualitative measures of success, and not be restricted to a number-counting exercise of e.g. project numbers, partners, and budget spends. For example, how has different types of expertise been brought together, rather than separated out into silo-ed work packages? What has the inclusion of SSH-inspired interdisciplinary aims, processes, and outputs led to? How has working with SSH enabled energy projects to affect policy? Relevant qualitative indicators systematically developed by the European Commission, and case study examples, could also then be valuably used in other contexts.

• Guidance to proposal writers and evaluators should make clear that qualitative impact measures and/or process-led objectives are welcomed within project proposals. For example, learning from failures is not facilitated within the European framework programmes and this can inhibit interdisciplinary efforts (which carry a higher risk of failure). Evaluation could allow for more experimentation, when accompanied by reflexive monitoring reports.

• Certain parts of the way SSH integration is monitored within European framework programmes do not fit with current academic structures. For example, Demography is an official discipline being monitored by the EC, yet conventionally is often situated within university Geography departments. All Humanities and Arts are currently combined into one category, whereas they are of course a very diverse set of disciplines.

• There must be better recognition of interdisciplinary expertise, which cannot be comfortably assigned to the European Commission’s standardised list of disciplines. Relatedly, SSH monitoring currently relies on manual assessment by the Commission of disciplinary expertise of research teams; including a component of self-evaluation could strengthen this process.

• Evaluation of the ‘Implementation’ section of interdisciplinary Horizon Europe proposals should consider the mechanisms proposed for effective collaboration. The Coordinator or Work Package leaders responsible for interdisciplinary working need to demonstrate relevant expertise, including working with conflict laden and reflexive processes.

 

Foulds, C., and Robison, R. eds., 2018. Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sumpf, P. and Büscher, C. eds., 2018. SHAPE ENERGY Research Design Challenge: Control, change and capacity-building in energy systems. Cambridge: SHAPE ENERGY.

Strom, T.B., Lemaire, C., Zacna, J., Arango Montanez, J. and Birnbaum. B.I., 2018. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – 3rd Monitoring report on SSH flagged projects funded in 2016 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

Birnbaum. B.I., Keraudren, P., Strom, T. and Vavikis, T., 2017. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – 2nd Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2015 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Hetel, L., Møller, T-E. and Stamm, J., 2016. Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: Participants, Budget and Disciplines – Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leaderships priorities. Brussels: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

We, the undersigned, support ongoing efforts to further develop and utilise the Social Sciences & Humanities for better energy policy and/or contributed to the activities that fed into this Research & Innovation Agenda (above).

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Ioanna KyprianouThe Cyprus Institute
Jan FrankowskiPolish Academy of Sciences
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Mauro SarricaSapienza University of Rome
Farid KarimiHelsinki Institute of Sustainability Science
Maëlle Caussarieuaalborg university
Ana HortaUniversity of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences
Philipp SpäthFreiburg University
Sioned HafYnni Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Energy
Giuseppe BellantuonoUniversity of Trento
Marence MiroslavIHE Delft
Romain RiolletCLER - French Energy Transition Network
Douglas HallidayDurham University, UK
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat SönmezMETU NCC Mechanical Engineering
Semra ASCIGILMETU
Saskia LavrijssenMevr.
Massimiliano MontiniUniversity of Siena
Anders MelinMalmö University
Břetislav DančákMasaryk University
Aleh CherpCentral European University
Annika WeissKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Goda PerlaviciuteUniversity of Groningen
Mohamed El MankibiENTPE
Stefan BouzarovskiUniversity of Manchester
Michael BradshawUniversity of Warwick
Ute DuboisISG International Business School
Nicky DeanNature Energy
Lorraine WhitmarshCardiff University
Aurèlia Mañé-EstradaUniversity of Barcelona
Rodrigo LozanoUniversity of Gävle
Aleksandra LisAdam Mickiewicz University
Ugo BardiUniversity of Florence
Gaye TeksözMETU
Celal KarpuzMiddle East Technical University
Erkan ErdilDepartment of Economics, Middle East Technical University
GIOVANNIMAROCCHI
CEM IYIGUNMiddle East Technical University
Ceren Vardar AcarMiddle East Technical University
Hayriye KahveciMiddle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Inge RøpkeAalborg University
Mattijs SmitsWageningen University and Research
Beatriz Pineda RevillaUniversity of Amsterdam
Manon PiazzaEHESS
Barbara CurliUniversity of Turin, Italy
Paul BowensDurham Energy Institute (DEI)
Richard HoggettUniversity of Exeter
Brendan Challenger MillsDurham University
Padmasai LakshmiUNEP-DTU Partnership, Copenhagen
Le Gallic ThomasLVMT
Dr. Vidar HepsëEquinor Research and Technology
Baruti LikoyiRecherches et Documentation Juridiques Africaines asbl
Elisabeth DütschkeFraunhofer ISI
Laura VanhuéCentre de Recherches Urbaines
Christian HeinzECR Group
Farahnaz Pashaei KamaliDelft University of Technology
Oliver RapfBPIE
Renata MeleEnel X
Stefano MagarielloGlobal Sustainability Institute - Anglia Ruskin University
Sarmīte RozentāleVidzeme University of Applied Sciences
Derya KumtepeTurkish Research and Business Organisations
Lorcan LyonsEuropean Commission Joint Research Centre
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Laura BrossicoUNICA
Miran PLETERSKIPEMicon
Liz NewmarkFreelance Journalist
Laura calderaUniversité Libre de Bruxelles
Manop SittidechRoyal Thai Embassy in Brussels andThailand Mission to the Eu
Sarah GlückZeppelin University
David TucekTomas Bata University in Zlin
Testa BenedettaRegione Campania
Johanna PaceviciusAssembly of European Regions
Judith EstolGeneralitat de Catalunya
Katarzyna FarugaLower Silesia Regional Office
Jacques de GerlacheGreenFacts
Ana RankovicSEE Change Net
Sabina PotestioWindEurope
Eszter FayEuropean Parliament
Paola MazzucchelliEUREC
Elena ScaroniLighting Europe
Maria Swiatkiewicz-MosnyJagiellonian University
Davide LanzillottiBrulocalis
Garret Patrick KellySEE Change Net
Julius P. WescheUtrecht University
Stephen CookArup
Selam MebrahtuStrategic Design Scenarios
Sébastien GarnierHousing Europe
Roxana Dela FiamorEuropean Commission
Kristian kriegerCatholic University
Santoire EmmanuelleENS de Lyon
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Aleksandra LisAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
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Sanne van der MijlRijkswaterstaat
Derk LoorbachDRIFT
Peter DeeneyDublin City University
Liam BarrettWelsh Higher Education in Brussels (WHEB)
Laura Garcia MorenoExki
Laetitia GarciaFriends of Europe
Thomas BauwensUtrecht University
Gerd SchönwälderEuropean Commission
Lorcan Lyons
Sveatoslav PostoroncaInstitute of Power Engineering
Mak DukanTechnical University of Denmark
Rob AckrillNottingham Trent University
Tanja WintherUniversity of Oslo
Rodrigo MatusDurham University
Karen Yadira Gonzalez-TraperoDurham University
Tripura ThakurMANIT Bhopal, India
NAVEEN KUMAR PAPACHARYULADurham University
Lynn GibsonDurham Energy Institute
Chris JonesGutteridge Haskins & Davey
Julia WittmayerDRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Griet VerbeeckHasselt University
ParotteSpiral Research Center, ULiège, Belgium
Loïc CobutUniversité Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
Sreenivas ChigullapalliIIT Bombay
Marie Claire BrisboisScience Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
Filipe RegoAston University
Ingvild Firman FjellsåNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Elena DinubilaCED-Bordeaux University
Håvard TangvikNTNU
Giudici-OrticoniCNRS
Dechézelles StéphanieSciences Po Aix
MartinaisENTPE
Kimberley O'SullivanUniversity of Otago
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Ivano ScottiUniversity of Pisa
Teva MeyerUniversité de Haute-Alsace
Rex MartinRMIT
Samuela VercelliSapienza University of Rome
Ivana SubotickiDepartment of interdisciplinary studies of culture, NTNU
Xinfang WangUniversity of Birmingham
Vebjørn BakkenUniversity of Oslo
Knut H. SørensenNTNU
Victoria PlutshackCentre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Bård Torvetjønn HauglandNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Bastien FondAugsburg university
Andreas LindemannUniversity of Edinburgh
DESTAISUniversité Grenoble Alpes
Tom BraggCambridge Carbon Footprint
Sergi Moles-GruesoCEU
Sergio Tirado HerreroUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Johannes KesterAarhus University
Lior HermanHebrew University of Jerusalem
Emily JudsonUniversity of Exeter
Gareth ThomasCardiff University
Philippa RoddisUniversity of Leeds
Marco SonnbergerUniversity of Stuttgart, ZIRIUS - Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies
M. Derya TarhanUniversity of Toronto
Raphael KleinEPFL
Darrick EvensenUniversity of Edinburgh
Mary PothitouMiss.
Suzi BillingScottish Association for Marine Science
Claudio ComettaZurich University of Applied Science
Cajsa BartuschUppsala University
Charlotte JensenAalborg University Copenhagen
Steffen BoehmUNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Dr. Lisanne GroenInstitute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mathieu BlondeelGhent University
Zakia SoomaurooReiner Lemoine Institut / TU Berlin
Gul OzerolUniversity of Twente
Pellegrino MargotUpem France
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Jonas PIGEON
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Ilaria PerissiUniversity of Florence (Italy)
Aviel VerbruggenUniversity of Antwerp
Xabier UriarteTECNALIA
Luís SilvaCentre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA / NOVA FCSH)
Dr A T MOOREEx Councillor Cambridge City Council
Mette HighUniversity of St Andrews
Pablo LagunaIHEAL
Dr Tomas MaltbyKing's College London
Simon Peter Aslak Kondrup LarsenAalborg University
Dr Rachel HowellUniversity of Edinburgh
Nathalie ManriqueUniversité Paris 8
Julia TomeiUCL
Gary RawUniversity College London
Edwin SchmittUniversity of Oslo
Gonzalo Esteban LópezGranada Energy Agency
LeclercqSociotopie - Grands Ensemble
TOCHEVA DetelinaCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Sheryl FrenchCAmbridgeshire County Council
Marta LopesIPC-ESAC, INESC Coimbra
Dimitra KOUMPAROUHellenic Open University
Sara MomiETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Jeronimo Vida ManzanoUniversity of Granada and Granada Local Agenda 21
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Sarah RoystonDr
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Sam HamptonUniversity of Oxford
Filippo ZerilliUniversity of Cagliari
Fiona BrocklehurstBallarat Consulting
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Oscar W Fitch-RoyUniversity of Exeter
Victoria TaranuUHasselt
Paulo PeixotoUniversidade de Coimbra
Vilja VarhoNatural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Nils BorgEuropean Council for an energy efficient economy – eceee
Rihab KhalidUniversity of Cambridge
Dr Hannes StephanUniversity of Stirling
MARTIN AntoineUniversité de Lorraine
Cruz E. BorgesFundación Deusto
Ebru VoyvodaMiddle East Technical University
Dilge KanogluUniversity of Texas at Austin
Elza LőwFriends of Europe
Gerard HuertaFriends of Europe
Gergana MilanovaFriends of Europe
Nassim BounyaFriends of Europe
Robert ArenellaFriends of Europe
Sara DominguezFriends of Europe
Eleanor DoorleyFriends of Europe
Arnaud BodetFriends of Europe
Demet IslambayMiddle East Technical University
Melek Akin AtesMiddle East Technical University
Adil OranMiddle East Technical University
Deniz DemirciogluMiddle East Technical University
Cagatay TopalMiddle East Technical University
Utku AyMiddle East Technical University
Ramazan SariMiddle East Technical Universityt
Clara CasertFriends of Europe
Vincent LagendijkMaastricht University
Görkem GüngörMiddle East Technical University
FurrerFriends of Europe
Tina SchivatchevaFree University of Berlin
Andrzej CeglarzBavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University Munich
Éva AndrzejewskiUniversité de Lyon, École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État
Soroush GolnoushPolitecnico di Torino
Jessica BalestEURAC Research
Giulia Mariangela MininniKeele University
Pasi ToivanenUniversity of Tampere
Javanshir FouladvandDelft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Fulvio BiddauUniversity of Padova
Penelope BuckleyGrenoble Applied Economics Laboratory
Sybille ReitzBavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University Munich
Qiu ChenCenter for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
Katerina ZharanTU Bergakademie Freiberg
Adven MasihUral Federal University
Miriam AczelImperial College of London
Valeria GuerrieriCopenhagen University
Verdeil EricSciences Po
Marine Corneliswww.marinecornelis.com
Patrick SumpfKIT
Claire RoumetEnergy Cities
Magdalena Baborska-NarożnyWroclaw University of Science and Technology
Katarina LarsenKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Julian HannaMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Giacomo PoderiIT University of Copenhagen
Franco RuzzenentiGroningen University
Alicia SmedbergMalmö University
Hans Jakob WalnumWestern Norway Research Institute
Alevgul SormanBasque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Christine MilchramDelft University of Technology
Carolin MärkerForschungszentrum Jülich
Pierre WokuriArènes
Timo von WirthDutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT)
James AugerMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Diana NevesTechnical University of Lisbon
Ann LightUniversity of Sussex
Anne SchifferLeeds Beckett University
Mary GreeneNUI Galway
Yael ParagInterdisciplinary Center - Herzliya
Shiri HefferMinistry of Environmental Protection
Kat BuchmannAnglia Ruskin University
Gesche HuebnerUniversity College London
Marcel SchweikerKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Sonja OliveiraUniversity of the West of England
Nives DellaValleInstitute for Renewable Energy – Eurac Research
Michael FellUCL Energy Institute
Jens SchipplKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Aleksandra LisJagiellonian University
Wagner AleksandraJagiellonian University
Dharmendra KananiFriends of Europe
Julie BolleFriends of Europe
Susanna LidströmKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stephanie WeirHeriot-Watt University
Ryan WyethDurham University
Ross GillardUniversity of Leeds
Matthew IvesUniversity of Oxford
Luis CarvalhoUniversity of Porto
Koen StraverECN part of TNO
Inês CamposUniversity of Lisbon
Igor NikolicDelft University of Technology
Glen WrightInstitute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
Frankie McCarthyUniversity of Glasgow
Ernst Ulrich von WeizsäckerClub of Rome
Dan van der HorstEdinburgh University
Ciara O’DwyerUniversity College Dublin
Tina FawcettUniversity of Oxford
Laura WattsEdinburgh University
Donal FinnUniversity College Dublin
Marina TopouziUniversity of Oxford
Sarah HigginsonUniversity of Oxford
Rhys HowellUniversity of Edinburgh
Ruth BrennanTrinity College Dublin
Sandy KerrHeriot-Watt University
Margot WeijnenDelft University of Technology
Ralitsa HitevaUniversity of Sussex
Victoria PellicerSpanish Research Council (CSIC)
Lucie MiddlemissUniversity of Leeds
Claudia BinderÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Joeri WesselingUtrecht University
Marfuga IskandarovaKingston University
Senja LaaksoUniversity of Helsinki
Ethemcan TurhanKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Stefania BarcaUniversity of Coimbra
Professor Gavin BridgeDurham University
Kacper SzuleckiUniversity of Oslo
Ronan BoltonUniversity of Edinburgh
Johanna HöffkenEindhoven University of Technology
Sarah DarbyUniversity of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute
Marcello GrazianoCentral Michigan University
Gary GogginsNational University of Ireland Galway
Harald RohracherLinköping University
Frances FahyNational University of Ireland
Lidia Borrell-DamiánEuropean University Association
Carlos Andrade- CabreraUniversity College Dublin
Bernhard TrufferUtrecht University
Antti SilvastDurham University
Anna ÅbergChalmers University of Technology
Brian WynneLancaster University
Bruno TurnheimKing’s College London
Audley GenusKingston University
Begüm ÖzkaynakBoğaziçi University
Benjamin SovacoolUniversity of Sussex
Carina MnichKIT
Christian BuescherKIT
Hanne Silje HaugeNTNU
Francesca AbastantePOLITO
Emmet FoxGlobal Sustainability Institute, ARU
Melanie RohseGlobal Sustainability Institute
Anne Marie O’HaganUniversity College Cork
Sarah BentzFriends of Europe
Sarah HigginsonCentre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, University of Oxford
Felicity ClarkeAnglia Ruskin University
Lenka VÝSTUPOVÁTomas Bata University
Přemysl PálkaTomas Bata University
Max Lacey-BarnacleCardiff University
Martin AnfinsenNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
RebeccaGlobal Sustainability Institute
Roger A. SøraaNTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Marius KorsnesNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Ugur SoytasMiddle East Technical University
Steven Ward (student)Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University.
Marianne RyghaugNTNU
Michaela BlahováTomas Bata University
Tomas Moe SkjølsvoldNTNU
Lina IngeborgrudNTNU
Bob EvansGlobal Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Eva JurickovaTomas Bata University in Zlin
Davide NataliniGlobal Sustainability Institute
Zarko IlievskiMACEF
Victoria CircusThe University of Sheffield
Stefano MagarielloGlobal Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Lyulin RadulovBlack Sea Energy Research Centre
Dušan HrabecTomas Bata University
Alison GreigGlobal Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Ahmed BadrAnglia Ruskin University
Raphael DangladeFriends of Europe
Rebecca Spannenkrebs
Viera PechancovaTomas Bata University in Zlin
Nikoleta JonesAnglia Ruskin University
Garcia Moreno LaetitiaFriends of Europe
Zareen BharuchaAnglia Ruskin University
Professor Aled JonesGlobal Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Denisa HrušeckáTomas Bata University
Mariya TrifonovaSofia University
David SkinnerAnglia Ruskin University
Marthe KrijgerFriends of Europe
Emma MilroyAnglia Ruskin University
isabelle rolandfriends of europe
Sylvia BreukersDuneWorks
Lauren StablerGlobal
Eva JuřičkováTomas Bata University
Vera GenadievaBlack Sea Energy Research Centre
Nicoleta IonENERO
Mariska De ZeeuwYACHT
Giulia SonettiPolitecnico di Torino
Dejan IvezicUniversity of Belgrade
Mihai TirsuInstitute of Power Engineering, Moldova
Maria AndreevaBlack Sea Energy Research Centre
Luc van SummerenEindhoven University of Technology
Angel NikolaevBlack Sea Energy Research Centre
Maria Torres SenesAcento Comunicación
Osman ArrobbioUniversity di Torino
Sara MonaciPolitecnico di Torino
Costanzo MercuglianoPolitecnico di Torino
Nathalie OrtarENTPE
Diana Uitdenbogerd
Isabella LamiPolitecnico di Torino
Chris FouldsGlobal Sustainability Institute, ARU
Yvetter JeukenDuneworks
Patrizia LombardiPolitecnico di Torino
Kinga KovacsEnergy Cities
Francisco GonçalvesEnergy Cities
MaurerEnergy Cities
Stéphane DupasEnergy Cities
Sonia Moreno MolineroAcento Comunicación
borja izaolaecooo revolución solar
Olga GarzónACENTOLINE
Sonia MorenoAcento Communication
Susan BrightUniversity of Oxford
Sara HeidenreichNTNU
Ruth MourikDuneworks
Coralie ROBERTPhD Student - Université Paris Nanterre
Angela PaulyFriends of Europe
Ginevra PapiExecutive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

In addition, representatives from the following organisations directly participated in the following SHAPE ENERGY multistakeholder city workshops which fed into this Research & Innovation Agenda (above):

Representatives from 167 additional organisations also fed in

Organisation Workshop
Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia Business School Novi Sad Belgrade
Acwapower International llc Ankara
ADENE – agencia para a energia Lisbon
AECOM Cambridge
Agencia de Vivienda y Rehabilitación de Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía) Granada
Agencia Provincial de la Energía (Diputación de Granada) Granada
Agency for Energy Efficiency Chisinau
Agenda Local 21 (Granada City Council) Granada
Agropodnik – a.s. Zlin
AIESEC Torino Turin
Alvieteh Ltd Chisinau
Amt für Umweltschutz Heidelberg
ANCE Torino Turin
API Torino Turin
APPC Torino e Valle d’Aosta Turin
Ascom Confcommercio Torino Turin
Asociación Almanjáyar en Familia (NGO) Granada
Association City Hub Brasov
Association of Energy Consumers in Moldova Chisinau
Attac Heidelberg
Autonomous Administration of Transportation Brasov Brasov
Banco BPI Lisbon
Banco Santander Totta Lisbon
BANKIA (Corporate Social Responsibility Department) Granada
Beogradske elektrane Belgrade
Besteforeldrenes klimaaksjon Trondheim
Blijstroom, Eneco (Het Breed) Utrecht
Bring Trondheim
Camara Municipal de Lisboa Lisbon
Cambridge and County Developments Cambridge
Cambridge Architectural Research Cambridge
Çankaya Municipal Authority Ankara
Carbon Neutral Cambridge Cambridge
Cátedra HIDRALIA Granada
Center for Climate Change Skopje
Center for Environmental and Sustainabiltiy Research (CENSE) Nova University of Lisbon Lisbon
Centre of Engineering and Product Development (CeiiA) Lisbon
CGIL Torino Turin
Chamber of Environmental Engineers Ankara
CICODE Granada
Çiğdem (Education, Environment and Support Association) Ankara
CISL Torino-Canavese Turin
City of Belgrade Belgrade
City of Kraljevo Belgrade
City of Niš Belgrade
City of Petrovac Belgrade
City of Šabac Belgrade
City of Skopje including the Energy Efficiency Sector and Environmental Sector Skopje
CLUSTER Construcción Sostenible de Andalucía Granada
CMS Belgrade
Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa Lisbon
Comune di Torino – Circoscrizione IV Turin
CooperaSE (energy cooperative) Granada
Council of European Grandmothers Trondheim
Czechinvest Zlin
CZT Valašské Meziříčí s.r.o. Zlin
Departamento de Planeamento Lisbon
Direcao Municipal de Urbanismo Lisbon
DirecaoGeral do Territorio Lisbon
DRR.RO Brasov
Ecological Institute Veronica Zlin
Efektiva Belgrade
EKODENGE Ankara
Eko-Svest Skopje
el Defensor del Ciudadano (Granada ombudsman) Granada
ENDESA Granada
Energoplan Chisinau
Energy Agency of the Zlín region Zlin
Energy and Transport Belgrade
EnerjiSA Ankara
ENOVA Trondheim
ESCO Moldova Chisinau
ETIMADEN Ankara
ExploHeidelberg Heidelberg
FACUA Granada (consumers’ association) Granada
Federation of Cambridge Residents’ Association Cambridge
Fordham University at Lincoln Center – New York Zlin
forum cidadania Lisbon
Gemeente Utrecht and Vergunningen Utrecht
Gestão do Arrendamento da Habitação Municipal de Lisboa (GEBALIS) Lisbon
Gewerbeaufsicht und Energie Heidelberg
Granada Red Cross Granada
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership Cambridge
Greens of Serbia Belgrade
HCE Heidelberg Heidelberg
HfWU Nürtingen Geislingen Heidelberg
Hill Cambridge
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung Heidelberg
Institute of Public Polices Chisinau
Institute of Social Sciences of Lisbon University Lisbon
International Balkan University Skopje
KEFF Rhein-Neckar Heidelberg
Lademoen Vel Trondheim
Legacoop Piemonte Turin
Lyon Metropolis Lyon
Max Fordham Cambridge
Metropolitan Development Agency of Brasov (AMB) Brasov
Milieu Advie Utrecht
Ministerie BZK Utrecht
Ministerie BZK, Overvecht Utrecht
Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning Skopje
Turkish Ministry of Development Ankara
Turkish Ministry of Economy Ankara
Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Ankara
Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy Belgrade
Municipality of Aerodrom Skopje
Municipality of Bod Brasov
Municipality of Brasov Brasov
Municipality of Kisela Voda Skopje
Lisboa Camara Municipal Lisbon
NAF – Sentralt Trondheim
NAF avd. Sør-Trøndelag, NIT Trondheim
National Agency for Regulation in Energy Chisinau
National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) Lisbon
Nature Conservation Centre Ankara
North West Cambridgeshire Development Cambridge
Open University Cambridge
Ordem dos Arquitectos – Seccao Regional Sul Lisbon
OSTIM – Renewable Energy Cluster coordinator Ankara
päd-aktiv Heidelberg
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso Turin
Pertek Electric Ankara
Posten Trondheim
RdA Climate Solutions Lisbon
Regional Development Agency – Centru Brasov
Riga Technical University Riga
Rigas Namu Parvaldnieks Riga
Rigas Siltums Riga
SDEWES Skopje Skopje
Secretariat for Environmental Protection Belgrade
Secretariat for Utility Belgrade
SETEM (NGO) Granada
Seven Solutions Granada
Stadt Heidelberg Heidelberg
Stadtwerke Heidelberg Heidelberg
Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities Belgrade
State Energy Inspectorate Chisinau
Statens Vegvesen Trondheim
Sykkelsentralen (The Bicycle Central) Trondheim
Technical University of Moldova Chisinau
Telekom Serbia Belgrade
Tepelné hospodářství Hradec Králové – a.s. Zlin
Termoelectrica S.A. Chisinau
THK Aircraft Maintenance Technical Services Ankara
TNO Utrecht
Toezicht en Handhaving Gemeente Utrecht Utrecht
Town of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm Zlin
Town of Valašské Meziříčí Zlin
Transition Cambridge Cambridge
Trøndelag Fylkeskommune (Trøndelag Regional Municipality) Trondheim
TrønderTaxi Trondheim
TRT WORLD Ankara
TUBITAK Ankara
Ungdommens bystyre (the City Council for the Youth) Trondheim
Unione Industriale Torino Turin
Unione Nazionale Consumatori Turin
University Transilvania Brașov Brasov
Vegan in Heidelberg e.V. Heidelberg
VISUM Association Brasov
Volkshochschule Heidelberg Heidelberg
VRD Stiftung für Erneuerbare Energien Heidelberg
Wijkbureau Utrecht
Wijkondersteuning Utrecht
Woonbond Utrecht
WWF Turkey Ankara
Zero Lisbon
ZIRIUS Universität Stuttgart Heidelberg