18 December 2018

On January 22nd, 2019, SHAPE ENERGY will host the first ever conference in Brussels on the role of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the field of energy. The aim is to demonstrate that embedding SSH research into energy policies is essential to maximise the societal returns on investment in science and technology.
Among the already confirmed speakers are:

  • Kurt Vanderberghe, Director for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency at the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation
  • Derk Loorbach, Director of DRIFT and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Simone Abram, Co-director of the Durham Energy Institute and Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Malcolm Smith, Integrated City Planner Director at ARUP

Presentations will be given also by a number of Horizon 2020 energy-SSH projects, including PROSEU; the EU Energy Poverty Observatory, Innopaths and ENERGISE. There will also be tailored roundtables on sectoral issues led by members of the SHAPE ENERGY consortium - Energy Cities (ECIT); DuneWorks (DW); Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Further details about the speakers and full programme are available on the EU Conference webpage.