Related projects

NEWCOMERS project collaborates with related H2020 and other projects to make the best possible use of existing and developing knowledge about new clean energy communities.

These are the fellow projects with similar mission:

ARTS is committed to understanding the role and impact of transition initiatives in cities and examining the conditions that can aid accelerating change towards a sustainable low-carbon society.

The general objective of the ASSET project is to deliver studies in support to EU policy making in the field of energy, in particular on the EU electricity system and on the large-scale integration of renewable energy sources.

The CARISMA project addressed a range of aspects related to successful implementation of technologies and policy for climate change mitigation.

Citizenergy is the first platform to encourage cross-border investment in sustainable energy and the first to provide information on sustainable energy opportunities from both crowdfunding platforms and cooperatives.

The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat is an initiative supported by the European Commission aimed at catalysing the clean energy transition on EU Islands. The Secretariat will provide a platform for the exchange and co-development of the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative from the bottom-up.


The CO-RISE project research focus in the technological and social potential of local sustainable energy systems in the Netherlands.

The COMETS project aims to fill knowledge gaps about social innovation and Collective Action Initiatives (CIAs) by quantifying the European-wide aggregate contribution of CAIs to the energy transition at national and European levels.

Project CO-POWER aimed to speed up the development of renewable energy projects by creating a favourable legislative environment, building a broad coalition across Europe supportive of community renewable projects, informing and educating policymakers, and by informing and engaging citizens.

The main aim of COMPILE is to show the opportunities of energy islands for decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits.


ECCO aims to accelerate the growth of local Energy Community Co-Operatives (ECCOs), both in effectiveness and in numbers. The project wants to achieve this by bringing ECCOs together and linking them up with relevant sources of knowledge from around North West Europe to overcome the barriers they face at present.

The objective of ECHOES is to unlock the policy potential of an integrated social science perspective on energy behaviour.

The EMPOWER concept aims to encourage and enable the active participation of citizens that consume and produce energy in the electrical system.

ENABLE.EU is conducting case studies and transition workshops to get input from energy experts and regular citizens on what drives people to make environmentally conscious choices - or what keeps them from doing so.

ENERGISE develops, tests and assesses options aimed at transforming the quality and quantity of energy use among households and communities across Europe.

Energy-SHIFTS core activities will both provide immediate insights for the short-term directions of EU energy policy as well as foundations for longer-term mechanisms that will enable evidence-based energy-SSH insights to reach the ‘policy front line’.

EVALOC stands for EVAluating the impacts, effectiveness and success of DECC-funded low carbon communities on LOCalised energy behaviours. The project seeks to assess, explain and communicate the changes in energy use due to community activities within six selected case study projects.

FlexCOOP aims to equip energy cooperatives with innovative tools to exploit consumers' flexibility as dynamic Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) providing balancing and ancillary resources toward grid stability and alleviation of network constraints.

The project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

PROSEU aims to enable the mainstreaming of the Renewable Energy (RE) prosumer phenomenon into the European Energy Union.

REALVALUE project aimed to demonstrate how local small-scale energy storage, optimised across the whole EU energy system, with advanced ICT, could bring benefits to all market participants.

REPOWERMAP is an initiative under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, which created an interactive map for local renewable energy generation. is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives.

REScoop MECISE is a Horizon 2020 PDA project that aims to mobilise citizens and municipalities in the transition to a more sustainable and decentralised energy system.

The REScoop Plus project aims to make REScoops in Europe go beyond their activities of producing and supplying energy and take up energy savings for their members as a new pillar in their organisations.

The S3C project aims to develop and test an innovative toolkit to facilitate activation and long-term engagement of all three end-user dimensions.

The SMAGRINET project is creating a smart grid competence hub, called POWER ON, in the area of smart and flexible energy systems aiming to enhance the capacity of the European universities in energy research and innovation and to engage with industry and key societal actors to respond to the challenges of the energy transition.

SMARTEES is a transdisciplinary research project which aims to support the energy transition and improve policy design by developing alternative and robust policy pathways that foster citizen inclusion and take local peculiarities into account.

SocialRES aims at closing non-technological research gaps that impede the widespread uptake of social innovation business and service models in the European energy sector.

SONNET aims to create an inter- and transdisciplinary understanding of the diversity and processes of social innovations in the energy sector (SIE).

The overall objective of TRACER is to support a number of coal-intensive regions around Europe to design (or re-design) their Research and Innovation (R&I) strategies in order to facilitate their transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The objective of the WiseGRID project is to demonstrate an integrated Ecosystem that will establish an innovative approach for the management of the electrical power grids setting the cornerstones of the future Smart Grid. It will embrace novel and interoperable mechanisms that will allow increased monitoring and controllability for the grid and will integrate storage technologies, demand response schemes and interfaces for energy consumer.