Scoping workshops will explore four ‘SSH Priority Themes’. Each workshop will involve 20-30 participants, plus 2 ESR programme participants, and result in tangible recommendations for the organisation of, and maximising the impact of the rest of the activities.
The core purpose of these workshops is to open up discussion around some of the big energy-SSH issues being funded by the European Commission. We will therefore be intentionally exploratory and open-minded in how these workshops are practically organised, in addition to also ensuring that a variety of voices are present.
The SSH Priority themes, associated leads and workshop locations are:
‘Social innovation in energy’, Rotterdam (Netherlands): organised by DRIFT and co-hosted with Energy Cities. Focus on exploring what the social innovations in the energy sector are and how best to understand their contribution to the energy transition in cities and urban environments. More information is available through the following blogs: Pressure-cooker workshop on social innovation for energy transitions: lessons learned and Pressure-cooker workshop in Rotterdam: Feedback from participants . [Workshop date: 4 April 2019]
‘Evidence in the energy policy process’, Brussels (Belgium): organised by ARU and co-hosted with the European University Association’s Research & Innovation Unit (hosted at EUA HQ). Focus on the use of energy-SSH evidence in policy development and evaluation (concepts of robustness, credibility, etc.). [Workshop date: 18 June 2019]