ENABLE.EU 2017-11-08T15:16:26+00:00

Project Description


ENABLE.EUThe Energy Union Framework Strategy laid out on 25 February 2015 has embraced a citizens-oriented energy transition based on a low-carbon transformation of the energy system. The success of the energy transition pillar in the Energy Union will hinge upon the social acceptability of the necessary reforms and on the public engagement in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing low carbon energy transitions. The ENABLE.EU project 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.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524.

ENABLE.EU aims to strengthen the knowledge base for energy transition patterns by analysing existing public participation mechanisms, energy cultures, social mobilisation, scientists’ engagement with citizens. The project will also develop participatory-driven scenarios for the development of energy choices until 2050 by including the findings from the comparative sociological research in the E3ME model. The findings from the modelling exercise will feed into the formulation of strategic and policy recommendations for overcoming the gaps in the social acceptability of the energy transition and the Energy Union plan. Results will be disseminated to relevant national and EU-level actors as well as to the general public.

  • Management and coordination;
  • Case studies analysis;
  • Dissemination and communication;
  • Policy analysis;
  • Participatory foresight exercise.

  • JDI
  • CDS
  • BC3
  • CE
  • REKK
  • EI
  • WWU
  • CGS21
  • PISM

The ENABLE.EU project at the EUSEW policy conference

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

At the EUSEW policy conference on 7 June 2018, during a session on "Learning from experience and involving energy-citizens; two ways of improving energy-related policymaking”, Thomas Pellerin-Carlin of the Jacques Delors Institute will present ENABLE.EU’s [...]

  • Macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency

ENABLE.EU-related research presented at the IEA in Paris

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

One of the ENABLE.EU project’s consortium partners, Jon Stenning of Cambridge Econometrics, recently gave a presentation on “The macro-level and sectoral impacts of Energy Efficiency policies” at a three-day workshop organised by the International Energy Agency [...]

ENABLE.EU: Analysing household energy choices

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The ENABLE.EU project has just released a comparative analysis of its recently conducted household survey, aimed at addressing public acceptance and attitudes towards the low-carbon energy transition in Europe. This nationally representative survey was conducted [...]

ENABLE.EU holds an expert round table on heating and conditioning in Ukraine

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

On October 24, 2017, the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI” conducted an expert round table on “Heating and conditioning in private households and apartment houses in Ukraine: challenges, perspectives and forecasts”. This discussion with [...]

  • Ukraine focus groups on heating and cooling

ENABLE.EU holds focus groups in Ukraine

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In October-December 2017, the Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI conducted a series of focus groups based on the heating and cooling case study in Kiev and other regions within Ukraine, to better understand the [...]

  • ENABLE.EU at COP23

The ENABLE.EU project at the UN Climate Change Conference

January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

At the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which took place on November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn, University of Münster (WWU) researchers talked about the ENABLE.EU project as part of a wider discussion regarding energy savings [...]