Shifting the energy debate forward: innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities for Green Deal delivery

Start/Stop Date:
19 Jan 2021
Focus Areas:
Eu energy SSH policymakers
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In 2019 the EU committed to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, with the European Commission presenting its European Green Deal as a roadmap for getting there. The transition is set to have profound impacts on the lives of Europeans and their families, from the ways people heat their homes and move around, to the jobs of those who work in manufacturing and services sectors, as well as raising wider societal issues such as democratisation in energy systems.

This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to delivering the transition to climate-neutrality, importantly including when it comes to public participation and ensuring socially just outcomes. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. Humanities and social sciences can add indispensable (but often overlooked) perspectives to policymaking in a complex, turbulent and inherently uncertain world.

Join us for this conference taking place on Tuesday 19 January 2021, 10.00 – 13.00 CET