This report highlights important energy policy challenges currently experienced by energy policyworkers across Europe, and provides useful insights for Social Sciences and Humanities scholars who wish to carry out policy-relevant research.
This report provides an overview of important live policy challenges relating to the social and human aspects of energy transitions, as identified by 39 policyworkers from across Europe. It draws on applications that these policyworkers submitted in Autumn 2019 to participate in a Policy Fellowship programme as part of the EU-funded Energy-SHIFTS project.
The Policy Fellowship programme matches each of 20 selected policyworkers working on energy transitions across Europe and Horizon 2020 countries with 4-6 researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The aim is to create a reciprocal connection that results in energy-SSH insights supporting policy work and ‘live’ policy feedback reaching researchers. This report is the first in a set of 3 reports from the Policy Fellowship programme intending to provide a first look at a range of SSH-relevant challenges that policyworkers around Europe are actually facing.
By reviewing the key policy questions that policyworkers submitted in their applications, this report aims to highlight important challenges currently experienced by energy policyworkers across Europe, and to provide useful insights for SSH scholars who wish to carry out policy-relevant research.
De Geus, T., Lunevich, I., Ibrahim, I., Bode, N. and Robison, R., 2020. Live energy policy challenges: questions for the Social Sciences & Humanities. Cambridge: Energy-SHIFTS
Download the complete report or visit our Energy-SHIFTS project page.
March 17, 2020