What is EERA JP e3s?


ico e3sThe mission of EERA JP on clean Energy tranSition for Sustainable Society (e3s) is to advance research and provide EERA, the other JPs and the wider scientific and policy community with evidence, knowledge and tools to address the SSH-E challenges, impacts and interconnections of clean energy transition. The final aim is to support public/private decision makers in defining and implementing effective strategies and policies at EU, national and local, as well as international levels, to better exploit the immense potential for social innovation in the energy field, also taking into account social, environmental and economic interactions, and to overcome existing societal barriers.



The mission of JP e3s will be reached through the pursuit of the following main objectives:

  • Contribute to the effective and successful achievement of the European energy and climate targets;
  • Provide strategic inputs for the definition of best energy policies and enhance their proper implementation;
  • Enhance the integration of SSH-E aspects in energy technologies development processes and in their deployment;
  • Obtain a better comprehension of factors influencing the participation of citizens in the energy system;
  • Align different and dispersed scientific profiles, research capacities and experience and generate synergies;
  • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge generated by the scientific community, supporting transparency, availability and accessibility of research data. 

Our Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda

In light of the rapid structural and policy changes primarily caused by the increasing pressure of climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in early 2022 JP e3s began a repositioning process that, while keeping its original ambitions unchanged, led to an update of its main focuses, activities and objectives. This process resulted in a new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the period 2023-2030 which aims at repositioning the JP e3s for what concerns the provision of knowledge, expertise and research on the non-technical aspects of the Energy Transition that can be identified as the Social Sciences, Humanities and Environmental (SSH-E) domain. In short, the ambition of the SRIA is to match the SSH-E competences' demand and supply as much as possible in order to support a just, sustainable and effective Clean Energy Transition (CET).



EERA JP e3S is structured in 5 Sub-Programmes (SP):

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
Marie Skłodowska Curie


Alessandro Sciullo Coordinator of JP e3s
University of Turin (UNITO)