A central component of the Platform’s  work  has  been  the  organisation  of  a  series  of  17  city  workshops  across  Europe  held  between  Nov  2017  and  Jun 2018. The workshops aimed to explore the role of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in meeting local or regional energy challenges: how do those working in energy at the local level feel SSH understandings could help them in their work?

The organisation of those workshops involved using a common method (storytelling) to bring together local stakeholders many of whom do not normally think of their energy-related work in terms of SSH themes. The materials coming out of the workshops can now be used in diverse ways by city administrations, those working in all aspects of energy, as well as SSH researchers.