30th June 2017
The first expert workshop of the EUCalc consortium on "Exploring Lifestyle Change in Europe" will take place at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, back-to-back withe Sustainable Production and Consumption Conference. [Invitation Letter/Background Information]
25-26th May 2017
The first EUCalc project assembly back to back with an advisory board meeting will take place at Imperial College London, UK.
17-18th May 2017
The first meeting to form an Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) took place at the DG RTD at Brussels.
20th Feb. 2017
First stakeholder meeting will take place in Brussels on 23rd March. Several people from high level policy body, business, NGOs and civil society have confirmed their participation.
6th Jan 2017
The kick-off event of the European Calculator project took place at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research from 12-14 Dec. 2016. After an opening talk by HJ Schellnhuber and some information about the new European Energy Strategy which was introduced by Franz Immler from the European Commission more than 40 researchers from the EUCalc partner countries were discussing about society-energy modelling approaches and how these can be materialize in better policy support. The workshop was followed by a first stakeholder dialogue.
1st Nov. 2016
European Union supports the development of a European Society Energy Model to foster societal and technological transformation with more than 5m €. The idea for the project relies on the Global Calculator which was motivated by UK Dept. of Energy and Climate Change.
The European Calculator Project will underpin the energy transformation of European Societies by providing sound scientific assessments of solutions. For this purpose the project aims to provide decision makers with an accessible modelling solution on European Member State level plus Switzerland and will extend to GC approach. The novel and pragmatic modelling approach is rooted between pure complex society-energy system and and integrated impact assessment tools. It introduces an intermediate level of complexity and a multi-sector approach that is based on co-design with scientific and societal actors.
The Global Calculator project (GC) has been the starting point the European Calculator Project. Several partners of the actual consortium were also involved in this project, which was initiated by UK DECC European Climate KIC network.
The new model relates emission reduction with human lifestyles, the exploitation and / or conservation of natural resources, job creation, energy production, agriculture, costs, etc. in one highly integrative approach and tool which enables decision makers to get real-time policy support underpinned by comprehensive trade-off analyses. Consequently, the approach will satisfy practical needs of decision makers.
Full Title: EU Calculator: Trade-offs and pathways towards sustainable and low-carbon European Societies
Instrument: Research and Innovation Action (RIA)
Total EU contribution: 5,283,351.25€
Duration: 3 years
Start Date: 1st November 2016