This may surprise you. Things we have learnt from talking about energy with 68 initiatives

The overall vision of the Horizon 2020 project Energy Citizens for Inclusive Decarbonization (ENCLUDE) is to help the EU fulfil its promise of a just and inclusive decarbonization through sharing and co-creating new knowledge and practices that maximize the number and diversity of citizens who are willing and able to contribute to the energy transition.
By establishing a structured and well documented pool of relevant international case studies, the project aims to study energy citizenship from a group-centred sociological perspective, in order to identify the most important processes and factors affecting the emergence and consolidation of energy citizenship groups.
The data collection to create the case studies pool of Collective Energy Initiatives (CEIs) was a mixture of desktop research and qualitative semi-structured interviews.  To analyse the obtained information, ENCLUDE identified categories into which the cases can be split according to the information gathered in order to identify patterns. The initial results of our analysis are presented in this publication.

Publication Date: 23 Sep 2022

Author: Malgorzata (Gosia) Matowska, Christina Protopapadaki, Michael Brenner-Fliesser ENCLUDE Project, European Commission, DG ENER