Advancing Energy Policy Summer School – Lyon/France – 2017 June 19-23

This pluridisciplinary summer school for PhD students within social science and humanities (SSH) energy research will focus on how SSH research can contribute to tackle the many energy-related challenges in Europe. Key energy topics, such as energy efficiency, secure low-carbon energy supply, energy system optimization and transport decarbonisation, will be discussed with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and on the translation of academic research into policy and practice.

Intense and interactive 5 days training on Energy!

The Summer School will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on how SSH research can be embedded into exiting energy initiatives and policy in order to maximize its impact. It will focus on exploring the value of SSH research, which is not just to support the implementation of technical solutions, but to investigate the social goals upon which technological goals are based. In this way, the Summer School will set the scene for reflection and action.

To meet and exchange in a high level!

The Summer School is an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other PhD students in Horizon 2020 energy projects. Advanced researchers and practitioners will present their expertise and facilitate the understanding of the role of SSH energy research for policy and practice. Each day, several talks, round tables and workshops will offer the opportunity to learn, discuss and apply different approaches, practices and methods to studying energy within the social sciences and humanities.

To discover a beautiful and attractive French city!

Lyon is one large World Heritage Site, with a big renaissance old town, Roman ruins, historic industrial districts and the regal 19th-century Presqu’île quarter. The city was founded 2,000 years ago at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and built its fortune on the silk trade. This industry furnished it with beautiful renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon, where semi-hidden passageways called Traboules connect courtyards with the Saône.

Come to share this experience!

We invite applications from Phd Students (ESRs) with a specific focus on Energy.

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Tution is free!

Accomodation and travel are at the student’s expenses.

Inscription has to be done on the conference website: https://shapeenergy.sciencesconf.org/

 Number of places limited to 40

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731264.


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