On 2 and 3 February 2017 delegates of the ten organisations participating in the ENERGISE consortium convened in Maastricht.
On the first of two meeting days, interrelations between different work-packages were discussed, addressing for example theory building, case review, Living Lab design and public engagement. Although the project had only recently commenced, work on the ENERGISE conceptual framework as well as preparations of the upcoming case collection, clustering and analysis were well underway already. A senior project officer of the European Commission joined the team to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities within the Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme and to explain how research results feed into European policy processes. The second day of the meeting was entirely dedicated to interactive workshop sessions to develop a shared understanding of useful concepts, relevant questions and productive workflows across the interdisciplinary and international research team.