Vivian Visser

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Vivian is a PhD researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Sociology and Public Administration. Her research focuses on “invitational governance” – i.e. governments that actively stimulate, invite and welcome citizen participation and initiatives – as a way to mobilize (innovative) forces in society, and the role of “invited spaces” in tackling challenges such as energy transitions. Within Energy-SHIFTS she has supported a workshop on social innovations for energy transitions (hosted by DRIFT with Energy Cities) – read her insights in the blogpost: Social innovation for energy transitions.