Antonia completed with honours her studies in Business Administration at University of Macedonia (Greece), as well as an MSc degree in Environment and Resource Management at IVM (VU University Amsterdam), where she specialised in Energy. She investigated the effect of scale on the economic, environmental and social performance of CHP biomass projects in the Netherlands. After graduation, Antonia worked in the communications department of Greenpeace International gaining knowledge on environmental awareness and engagement building mechanisms leading to action.
Antonia has joined DRIFT in June 2014 as a PhD researcher focusing on stakeholder learning in the context of transformative innovation. She is working on energy transition, examining the conditions that enable decentralized, local energy production and consumption and how these relate to smart energy systems.
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- Proka, A. (2017). Buurtbatterij. A neighbourhood battery and its impact on the Energy Transition. Rotterdam: DRIFT.
- Proka, A., Hisschemöller, M., Loorbach, D. & Overbeke, S. (2017) Naar een Strategie voor de Nederlandse energiecoöperaties (2018-2025). Eindrapportage strategische energiedialoog. Rotterdam: DRIFT.
- Proka, A., Hisschemöller, M. & Papyrakis, E. (2014). The scale of transition: an integrated study of the performance of CHP biomass plants in the Netherlands. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences DOI:10.1080/1943815X.2014.966113