The ENABLE.EU project held a two-day Transition Visioning Workshop on 14-15 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria with 60 participants from 10 countries. ISINNOVA’s Carlo Sessa and Giovanna Giuffrè explained how participatory foresight can help deliver useful insights for the transition to low carbon. Interactive work in small groups allowed all participants to speak and share their knowledge. Taking into consideration the targets set by Europe 2020 and the Energy Union Initiative, the workshop addressed the following questions:
- What are the desired end results or functions of energy practices?
- What are the emerging actions and practices that are considered marginal but could shape our energy behaviours in the future?
- What are the most promising actions related to technologies, policies, and behavioural changes that will have the highest impact on individual and collective energy practices in the future?
The full report will soon be published on the ENABLE.EU website.
The ENABLE.EU project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524, will aim to define the key determinants of individual and collective energy choices in three key consumption areas – transportation, heating & cooling, and electricity – and in the shift to prosumption (users-led initiatives of decentralised energy production and trade). The project will also investigate the interrelations between individual and collective energy choices and their impact on regulatory, technological and investment decisions. The analysis will be based on national household and business surveys in 11 countries, as well as research-area-based comparative case studies.