The mission of SP 2 is to identify and address the necessary changes in the governance structures of the energy system at all levels to make the Energy Transition (ET) a participatory and inclusive process able to meet the climate change targets, jointly with the empowerment of citizens and vulnerable groups and the satisfaction of the energy needs for all.
Areas of intervention SP 2 works on:
- Characterization of the multi-level governance structure and regulatory frameworks for the ET;
- Transformative governance of the ET;
- Democratizing the energy system, securing engagement and empowerment of people;
- Energy justice, equity and social inclusion.
- Provide a comprehensive characterization of the (multi-level) governance structure of energy system (EU, national, local) and the role of power relations among all energy system stakeholder groups;
- Provide guidance for the governance of the transition process, to identify and address the regulatory gaps that hamper the ET (e.g., regulatory sandboxes) and to support the policy coordination at EU and member states levels;
- Identify effective engagement strategies able to contribute to the actual empowerment of citizens in terms of awareness and participation;
- Identify and measure social impacts of ET with specific attention to the definition and measurement of energy poverty, develop respective countermeasures and subsistent provision of energy services for all in the face of digitalization and economic crises.