On November 19th 2020, the research team, partners from public authorities, knowledge institutes, market organisations, citizen representatives, and knowledge-exchange organisations came together online to discuss their interests in the topic and the opportunities to move forward with the RESPECT project.
Lu Liu gave a presentation on the RESPECT project to introduce the rationale of the Equal-opportunities-Values-Approach (EVA) to public participation proposed by the RESEPECT project and major planned work packages. Below you may find the recording of the presentation of the RESPECT project.
Introduction of RESPECT Project
The research team invited an international guest, Prof. Dr. Evelina Trutnevyte, to give a keynote speech on "Missing perspectives among the Swiss and European energy scenarios”. Evelina is head of the Renewable Energy Systems group at the University of Geneva. She is an energy systems analyst and modeler, specializing in renewable energy, long-range energy projections, socio-technical analysis, and decision making under deep uncertainty and at science-society interface. Below you may find the recording of the keynote speech.
Keynote by Evelina Trutnevyte
Annemijn Peters (policy officer Space and energy in the Province of Groningen) and Saskia Elissen (policy officer Energy transition in the Province of South Holland) respectively gave a presentation on the development of the Regional Energy Strategies (RES) in the Province of Groningen and in the Province of South Holland, and where public participation is needed for RES.
Parallel sessions were conducted afterwards for sharing insights and experiences on real-life public participation in visions and strategies and in concrete projects, and for discussing how and what are the opportunities to contribute to and benefit from the RESPECT project, among all partners. The kick-off event created fruitful results and shined light on further cooperation opportunities.
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