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dc.contributor.authorLupi, Veronica
dc.contributor.authorCandelise, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorCalull, Merce Almuni
dc.contributor.authorDelvaux, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorValkering, Pieter
dc.contributor.authorHubert, Wit
dc.contributor.authorSciullo, Alessandro
dc.contributor.authorIvask, Nele
dc.contributor.authorvan der Waal, Esther
dc.contributor.authorIturriza, Izaskun Jimenez
dc.contributor.authorPaci, Daniele
dc.contributor.authorDella Valle, Nives
dc.contributor.authorKoukoufikis, Giorgos
dc.contributor.authorDunlop, Tessa
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-21T11:21:10Z
dc.date.available2022-03-21T11:21:10Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-14
dc.identifier.citationLupi, Veronica, Chiara Candelise, Merce Almuni Calull, Sarah Delvaux, Pieter Valkering, Wit Hubert, Alessandro Sciullo, et al. “A Characterization of European Collective Action Initiatives and Their Role as Enablers of Citizens’ Participation in the Energy Transition.” Energies 14, no. 24 (December 14, 2021): 8452. doi:10.3390/en14248452.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1302
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides novel additional evidence on the characteristics of Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs), investigating their role within the European energy sector. It analyses and presents results of a survey administered in six European countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Estonia, and Spain. CAIs are studied in light of four key dimensions, those being their creation dynamics, the way they are organized, financed, and the activities they undertake. The results presented are also interpreted to reflect on their role as drivers of social innovation (SI) within energy transition in Europe. The analysis shows that the contribution of CAIs to the energy transition has a much wider scope than the development of energy projects and provision of energy services. CAIs are intrinsically socially innovative models of implementation as characterised by a strong level of citizen involvement and participation. Moreover, they have a potential multi-level role in the energy transition, from the technological and social perspectives. Indeed, alongside traditional energy activities, our results show that CAIs are evolving and expanding towards socially innovative activities, raising awareness on environmental issues, promoting citizens’ mobilization, and fostering social inclusion.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837722, project COMETS (COllective action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleA Characterization of European Collective Action Initiatives and Their Role as Enablers of Citizens’ Participation in the Energy Transitionen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en14248452en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/837722/EU/COllective action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation/COMETSen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy communitiesen
dc.subject.keywordsCommunity energyen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy transitionen
dc.subject.keywordsGreen energyen
dc.subject.keywordsCitizen participationen
dc.subject.keywordsSocial innovationen
dc.identifier.essn1996-1073en
dc.issue.number24en
dc.journal.titleEnergiesen
dc.page.initial8452en
dc.volume.number14en


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