The Energy-SHIFTS Working Groups – of which there are four – run from Autumn 2019 to Summer 2020. This Working Group 1 is specifically interested in research broadly relating to Renewables. We will provide a detailed list of 100 Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research questions relating to Renewables, which we believe should be prioritised in future EU-funded research and innovation, specifically under Horizon Europe.
We are identifying these research questions through a systematic Horizon Scanning methodology. Horizon Scanning is a widely used set of methods that are used to gain ‘foresight’ about emerging opportunities and risks, identify knowledge gaps at the frontiers of fast-evolving phenomena, and set strategic priorities for decision-makers or researchers.
Energy-SHIFTS has a direct policy advice role to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and this Working Group will submit its funding recommendations to its Ecological and Social Transitions (C5) and the Clean Energy Transition (D1) units.
Further information can be sought from the Working Group Chairs:
• Prof. Dr. Derk Loorbach firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ass. Prof. Dr. Timo v. Wirth email@example.com