1. Francesca Sabatini, "Presenting the project"

Sept. 21, 2023
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Francesca Sabatini, a postdoctoral research fellow in the TRACE research team at the University of Bologna's Department of Architecture, is actively participating in the GRETA project. GRETA (GReen Energy Transition Action) aims to observe the intricate factors that facilitate energy citizenship and the transition towards sustainable lifestyles. The project, funded by the Horizon 2020 (GA 101022317), is a collaborative effort involving eight partners from six EU countries. The Bologna academic team was composed of a core of architects, engineers and sociologists reconciling technological and social aspects.  

The project posits that technology alone is not enough to achieve climate neutrality. It focuses on energy justice and aims to establish renewable energy communities in areas affected by energy poverty. Developing energy citizenship and empowering communities plays a crucial role in enabling them to generate sustainable energy and shape their energy future through meaningful political engagement. 

The project encompasses various case studies, including the Pilastro-Roveri district in Bologna. To engage citizens, researchers employed effective techniques such as co-design labs, gamification experiences, neighbourhood walks and others, also involving local stakeholders and mediators, to foster a sense of belonging and augment the community's understanding of the district and of energy matters through direct citizen involvement. 


Tags: citizen science climat developpement durable energie renouvlable science participative sustainability sustainable energy una europa