Shared Green Deal: Social sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL
Shared Green Deal is a project that brings together 22 leading organisations from across Europe, including universities, research institutions, network organisations and small and medium enterprises. The partners cover core elements of the European Green Deal cross-cutting priorities such as civil society, democracy, gender, energy, environment, circular economy and innovation.
The project is structured around lessons from a set of 24 social experiments around six priority Green Deal topics. Bankwatch is one of the lead partners for an experiment on Clean Energy. The experiment will generate community visions of desirable energy futures in regions where renewable energy projects are highly likely to be implemented as part of the Green Deal.
About the project
Shared Green Deal directly addresses European challenges with an aim to share actions, understandings, evidence, insights, responsibilities and benefits across stakeholders including policymakers and civil society. Issues of inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of the project to particularly account for disadvantaged and vulnerable social groups.
The set of 24 social experiments around six priority Green Deal topics will be delivered across different Member States. The will cover different social science and humanities disciplines, with multi-stakeholder, practice-based and policy-science expertise, including gender studies as a key component throughout.
Bankwatch will be the practice lead on the Clean Energy experiment stream: ‘Imagining how clean energy can contribute to a socially just future’. We will also lead on an analysis of how social sciences and humanities insights can inform EU funds for energy transformation by analysing lessons learned from the current EU budgeting period. We will prepare recommendations for improving participatory processes for the EU budget.
We will also support the activities of a new network which will engage stakeholders concerned and interested in the Green Deal actions and practices across Europe, particularly with regard to social, cultural and behavioural change. The project will also develop tools, such as an online Green Deal policy tracker.
Shared Green Deal is a project starting in February 2022 and lasting until January 2027 and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.