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Academia Research fields Country
- European Commission - Belgium
- Mayors Adapt Office - Belgium
. EEA Denmark
Agostino Gambarotta Energy efficiency,smart grids,energy modelling Italy
Aleksandra Kazmierczak Denmark
Alessandra Antonini Urban planning,sustainability assessment,energy planning Italy
Alessandro Burgio Smart grids,renewable energy,energy efficiency Italy
Alexis Lozano Lifecycle analysis,renewable energy,energy efficiency Spain
Andreea IANCU Romania
Angeliki Skaraki Renewable energy,sustainability assessment,energy planning Greece
Anna Maria Currin Municipalities, Public Policy, Energy Transition, Sustainable Development,governance,public participation Germany
Annamaria Bagaini Urban planning,energy planning,governance Italy
Aristide Athanassiadis Urban metabolism, circular economy, material flow analysis,urban planning,sustainability assessment Belgium
Bianka Liebscher Germany
Bilal Eid Smart grids,renewable energy,energy management systems Malaysia
birgit Ros Benchmarking,transport mobility,information and communication technologies Netherlands
Brigitte Koffi Impact assessment,Air quality Italy
Carmine Lubritto Energy planning,sustainability assessment,energy efficiency Italy
Christian Violi Public participation,energy planning,impact assessment Italy
Clemence Cavoli Transport mobility United Kingdom
Corrado Schenone Smart grids,energy modelling,energy planning Italy
Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández Benchmarking,behavioural change,energy planning,energy performance in buildings,low nearly zero energy buildings,energy monitoring,energy modelling,energy management systems,impact assessment,sustainability assessment,renewable energy,energy efficiency,smart grids,public participation,governance,urban planning,transport mobility,financial mechanisms,lifecycle analysis,information and communication technologies,other please specify Spain
duygu bütün Energy efficiency,renewable energy,governance Turkey
Duygu Bütün Urban planning,governance,energy efficiency Turkey
Edoardo Croci Transport mobility,public participation,urban planning Italy



  • Energy planning
    Topic: Energy planning practices in South and North Europe / Comparative analysis of SEAPs from different European regions or countries
    Questions: What are the main differences in the methodological approaches and the main reasons? What are the main differences in the measures adopted?
    Topic: Review of SEAPs combining mitigation and adaptation measures
    Questions: How mitigation and adaptation is being addressed in SEAPs? Is it influenced by geographical location?
    Topic: Survey of local data availability for performing emission inventories by country or EU-wide
    Questions: What are the barriers to overcome in EU-28? What recommendations can be drawn on local data collection for national statistics bodies and Eurostat?
    Topic: Active involvement of public and private stakeholders in the drafting and implementation of SEAPs
    Questions: How local stakeholders are involved in SEAP preparation/implementation? Which public participation methods are currently employed by local authorities to promote public engagement?
    Topic: The status of implementation of the Covenant of Mayors by country
    Questions: What is the current status of implementation of the Covenant in a specific country? What are the success factors and barriers to delivering the Covenant commitments?
    Topic: Integration of SEAPs with other local plans (e.g. Local Agenda 21, master plans, mobility plans)
    Questions: How are SEAPs developed in integration with other plans or policies?
  • Impact Assessment (Environment, Social and Economic)
    Topic: Review of measures in SEAPs by sector or by type of actions (technical/physical and political)
    Questions: What works and why? Which are the most cost-effective actions for a given context?
    Topic: A "McKinsey" cost abatement curve of SEAPs’ actions
    Questions: Which are the most cost-effective actions?
    Topic: Review of actions targeting behavioural changes
    Questions: How to measure the outcomes?
    Topic: The impact of the Covenant of Mayors in delivering local jobs and boosting local economy
    Questions: How to measure local jobs and growth? How much direct and indirect jobs can SEAP’s actions deliver at the local level?
    Topic: The impact of the Covenant of Mayors in improving the quality of life in cities
    Questions: Which benefits arise from the implementation of actions that can contribute to greater quality of life?
    Topic: The contribution of local action in national/EU climate and energy targets
    Questions: What is the expected contribution coming from SEAPs to national/EU targets?
  • Policy Instruments (Awareness, Regulation and Financing schemes)
    Topic: Multi-level governance practices in SEAP development and implementation
    Questions: What works and why? Which are the results/benefits deriving from the application of the subsidiarity principle?
    Topic: Effective policy mechanisms for SEAP implementation
    Questions: What works and why?