QUESTION 1 – Project ‘Reference (Reference to official Project Code assigned):
Project Code assigned
Name of your project/initiative
  GRETA – GReen Energy Transition Actions
QUESTION 2 – Period (from-to)
End: MM/YY (enter time field expected Month/Year)
Start: MM/YY (enter time field Month/Year)
D1Q2C: Ongoing (Choose if ongoing):
D1Q2C: Ongoing (Choose if ongoing):
QUESTION 3 – Objectives/Concepts
D1Q3A: Description of Objectives/Concepts of the project:
  The assumption from which GRETA project starts is that active citizenship can become a key means in the energy system to share resources and reduce consumption. Energy citizenship refers to active public participation in clean energy transition, for example through behavioural change and renewable energy adoption, the collective effect of which could lead to significant carbon emissions’ reduction. The EU-funded GRETA project will conduct research to develop models and frameworks that reveal factors impacting both individual and collective energy citizenship actions. The project has five objectives: (1) to understand who energy citizens are; (2) to understand how energy citizens act and interact; (3) to develop and test behavioural strategies, approaches and models for facilitating energy citizenship; (4) to realize impact by scaling approaches from local to regional, national, and supranational levels; (5) to improve the policymaking process.
QUESTION 4 – Funding programme/financing model
FP7/H2020. Specify call:
  H2020-LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020 – Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition
QUESTION 5- Upscaling strategies/potential
Q5: Description of Upscaling strategies/potential of the project:
  GRETA studies the social side of the energy transition, understanding how energy citizenship works in energy communities place in different contexts and geographical levels and what kind of knowledge, social structures, technology or financial resources are needed to make an active energy citizen. Citizens in these communities will adopt renewable energy, use electric vehicles, monitor their energy consumption and participate in the sustainable planning of mobility both within their cities and internationally. GRETA will foster energy transition through two main tools: Community Transition Pathways (CTPs) – that are innovative mechanism to supported the transition between the different states of citizens participation and that guide cities towards decarbonization. The project investigates how CTPs can strengthen and regulate relationships between actors involved in the transition through Energy Citizenship Contracts (ECCs) definition. Contracts are the operational result of pathways, i.e. tools through which communities, local stakeholders and institutional actors can mutually recognize roles and benefits. Research results will be employed to inform and suggest policies at different levels (European, national, regional, municipal) and to support energy citizenship in a transversal way on different sectoral policies.
QUESTION 7- Expected impact (list quantitative / qualitative impacts and add all that apply)
Expected impact 1. Description:
  GRETA will create Community Transition Pathways (CTPs) and Energy Citizenship Contracts (ECCs) for leading a decarbonisation process that enhances the central and active role of citizens. These tools will help policymakers encourage citizen participation in the energy transition processes starting from the local level.
Expected impact 2. Description:
  However, also some relevant impact at EU level will be produced: (1) Policy recommendations that translate GRETA findings into thematic policy briefs that are tailored to inform EU policymakers e (2) GRETA Open Portfolio for Civic Energy Empowerment where all materials and data will be stored and opened to everyone.
QUESTION 8- Sources/link/website (link and add all that apply)
Sources/link/website 1. Specify: