ENABLE.EU final conference announcement

Join us to understand how behaviours and practices shape the energy transition. As the European Union embraces a citizen-oriented energy transition, we have researched how individuals make energy choices in 11 European countries.

The work we have done as part of the Horizon 2020-funded ENABLE.EU project has brought to light new evidence on how we consume energy at home, how we move, and how we decide to produce our own electricity. We now want to get your opinion on the recommendations we have formulated for our decision-makers on transport, heating, and electricity consumption and production, whether you have been immersed in the energy sector for years or simply have a curious mind. Using breakout sessions and presentations of our key findings and our work on national energy policy, we will show you how households can contribute to European long-term climate and energy targets, and see how the next European Commission could foster a citizen-led energy transition.

Enabling the Energy Transition: Understanding the drivers of energy choices in Europe
Thursday 26 September 2019
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75
Brussels, Belgium


The 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.

The ENABLE.EU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524.