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Energy Social sciences & Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan



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Anglia Ruskin University (UK)


Energy-SHIFTS “Energy Social sciences & Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan” contributes to a European Energy Union that places societal needs centrally, by further developing Europe’s leadership in using and applying energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH). The Energy-SHIFTS inclusive and engaging Forum – targeting over 10,000 stakeholders including academia, policy, citizens, industry, NGOs, and media – will facilitate collaborative knowledge generation and SSH-led debate.

Our core activities provide both immediate insights for the short-term directions of EU energy policy as well as foundations for longer-term mechanisms that will enable evidence-based energy-SSH insights to reach the ‘policy front line’. As a central body bringing SSH communities together, we are working to directly inform Horizon Europe and SET-Plan priorities. Running over 2019-2021, Energy-SHIFTS will significantly enhance the policy impact of energy-SSH, and accelerate shifts to low-carbon energy systems.