Searching for sustainable energy projects engaging households


We are a group of dedicated people, researchers and practitioners, who have joined forces in a new EU Horizon 2020 research project called ENERGISE and are looking to identify interesting initiatives for reducing energy consumption in households. Across Europe, there are a lot of people and organisations who take steps towards more sustainable, low-energy living. We would like to showcase and learn from as many as possible and need your help.

Why is it good to participate? If your project gets selected for our research overview, it may contribute to European policy-making on reducing energy consumption. It may also be shared across 30 European countries through a database we are creating on our website, and gain international recognition through our scientific reports, policy papers and media reports.


ENERGISE is an innovative pan-European research initiative to achieve a greater scientific understanding of the social and cultural influences on energy consumption. Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme for three years (2016-2019), ENERGISE develops, tests and assesses options for a bottom-up transformation of energy use in households and communities across Europe. ENERGISE uses cutting edge research techniques (e.g. Living Labs) to directly observe existing energy cultures in a real-world setting and to test both household and community-level initiatives to reduce energy consumption. A comprehensive review and classification of household and community energy initiatives from 30 European countries provides the foundation for the development of two prototype ‘ENERGISE Living Labs’ designed to capture influences on individual and collective energy consumption. Data collection before, during and after the implementation of 16 Living Labs in 8 partner countries will be instrumental in contributing to the design and assessment of future energy consumption initiatives across Europe.

The ENERGISE consortium includes ten research partners (universities, research institutes, enterprises and NGOs) from Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Edina Vadovics, GreenDependent Institute, Hungary,

More information about the sustainable energy projects database:
Charlotte Louise Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark,

Project coordinator:
Frances Fahy, National University of Ireland, Galway,

ENERGISE stands for European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy
Coordinated by the National University of Ireland, Galway

Funded by the European Union's Horizon2020 programme
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You can download the press release HERE.

You can find the call for cases in Hungarian here.

You can find the call for cases in Danish here.

You can find the call for cases in Bulgarian here.

You can find the call for cases in Finnish here.

You can find the call for cases for Switzerland in English and in French.

You can find the call for cases in Dutch here.

You can find the call for cases in Slovenian here.

You can find the call for cases for Ireland here.

You can find the call for cases in German here.