METU’s STEM and SSH communities come together for research collaboration
Read the key findings of the workshop that METU organized last december in Middle East Technical University, Ankara.
Blog: Clean Energy for All Europeans is a reality
In this guest blogpost, Dominique Ristori explains that Accelerating the clean energy transition is a clear priority and a real opportunity that the EU is committed to.
Blog: Technology alone will not solve climate change
In this guest blogpost, Kathleen Van Brempt explains that we cannot solely rely on technology to stem climate change.
Blog: The industry perspective on the new Horizon Europe framework
In this guest blogpost, Michaël Gillis talks about priorities, expectations and the relationship between SSH and energy policy development.
New publication! SHAPE ENERGY Interdisciplinarity report
A literature review and practical guide to collaborative research strategies in energy and sustainability related SSH.
Blog: Bill Gates and the European Commision: A €100M ambition to revolutionise energy
In this guest blogpost, Patrick Child shows us an encouraging example of a public-private partnership that can drive forward the exceptional changes needed to limit global temperature increases.
7 principles for energy-SSH in Horizon Europe
The SHAPE ENERGY 'Research & Innovation Agenda 2020-2030' has just been launched. You can view it and add your support now.
SHAPE ENERGY Business plan and cost benefit matrix
Developing a business plan for how the Platform could be sustained post-project, and as a key aspect of creating a lasting legacy for the SHAPE ENERGY work.
Storytelling: SHAPE ENERGY facilitation guidelines translated
Using innovative methods proven to enable collaboration and mutual understanding is a central pillar of SHAPE ENERGY.
New! SHAPE ENERGY Evaluation Report published
A summary of the participant feedback from main platform events. The evaluations shed light on the effectiveness of activities in meeting project targets.
Are energy companies charging too much?
Join the debate! Should bills be capped? Or would that discourage much-needed investment and slow the transition to green energy?
Blog: Energy Policies Outside the Silos
By Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Club of Rome - 'We seem to be in a philosophical crisis where our societies fail to address the problems that threaten their survival. The world needs a ‘new enlightenment’... '
What would it take for you to give up your car?
Should we all be using our cars less? Or are we focusing too much on decarbonising the transport sector and not enough about other, more carbon-intensive sectors?
Blog: Making Multiple views count
By Gerd Schönwälder, European Commission - 'The transition to a cleaner, greener energy system profoundly affects not just individual lifestyles and livelihoods but entire societies, economies, even political systems.'
Blog: Multidisciplinary Partnerships for Access to Energy
By Lidia Borrell-Damián, European University Association - 'The transition towards a carbon-neutral society requires the collective effort of all of us.'
Reflections on the use of Storytelling at workshops
'A big question was of course whether/how storytelling did contribute to learning and unlearning, empathy and conflict solving, inclusion and participation of different voices. '
Think Piece Collection PUBLISHED!
We are very pleased to announce that the SHAPE ENERGY’s THINK PIECE COLLECTION has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan as an open access book.
Blog: Cleaner, Smarter and Greener – EU Policies and the Cities of Tomorrow
In this guest blogpost, Daniel Calleja Crespo explains the vital role cities are playing in acting as hub for experimentation and transformation.
Blog: ‘The role of renewable energy in Bulgaria’
The last SHAPE ENERGY workshop took place in Sofia thanks to our project partner the Black Sea Energy Research Centre and the Ministry of Energy.
Looking for Mission Innovation Champions
This programme will recognise exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner.
New EC report on SSH in 2016 Horizon 2020 calls
The 3rd monitoring report on the integration of SSH into H2020 projects in 2016 has just been published by the European Commission.
Opinion: Leave no one behind!?
By Ruth Mourik - 'We all know that often, when an action is undertaken, a system is designed, or a policy implemented, someone or some group benefits, and another bears the burden.'
Blog: ‘Envisioning the energy strategy for 2030 in the Zlin region’
The 16th SHAPE ENERGY workshop brought together stakeholders concerned with the regional energy future, including academia, business, local government and NGOs.
Press Release: ‘Energy and the City – It’s a Social Issue’
As initiatives like EU Green Week and Mission Innovation bring together experts from across the globe to brainstorm solutions – one thing has become very clear: cities are key.