Connecting experts (University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences), integrating research and disseminating results on the topic of public participation in the energy transition.
The Participation center aims to connect researchers to relevant stakeholders (policymakers, NGO’s, private and public organisations) in the field of energy transition, climate change and other social concerns.
The goal of the project is to create a sustainable platform in which research is conducted and disseminated through research, education and outreach activities with the aim to faciliate societal impact.
Start date: 1 November 2020
End date: 1 July 2024
The energy transition forces us to rethink how we perceive, produce, and consume energy. This project touches upon an important social aspect: the participation of citizens in the energy transition. Successful renewable energy projects are crucial in reaching shared climate goals. In order for projects to succeed, social involvement (locally as well as internationally) is of crucial importance. Previous projects have however illustrated that such energy projects may cause discord among the local population. Therefore, insight into which factors influence acceptance among citizens will help decisionmakers to make energy projects a success.
New Energy Coalition is responsible for organizing events focused on disseminating research results and supporting the expansion of a knowledge based network. Further, where possible we will contribute with our expertise on writing grant proposals, connecting private and public stakeholders and ongoing research on citizen participation.
University of Groningen (Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences), Goda Perlaviciute and Lorenzo Squintani.
If you have any questions regarding the project, feel free to contact Deborah Goeree.