EnergyPROSPECTS, a collaborative research project focused on exploring energy citizenship, engaged with diverse stakeholders over three years to unravel complexities surrounding energy practices in Europe. Grounded in state-of-the-art Social Sciences and Humanities insights, the project aimed to understand energy citizenship as a policy concept, sociotechnical imaginary, and a social construction of civic agency in future energy systems. The project's primary objectives included developing a conceptual framework, identifying diverse manifestations of energy citizenship, assessing conditions for active participation, and analysing outcomes.

Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme, EnergyPROSPECTS developed a broad understanding of energy citizenship, examining cross-cutting issues and creating a typology based on almost 600 initiatives, that you can find in  database. In-depth analysis of 40 cases explored various aspects of energy systems, leading to the development of an empowerment toolkit. The EnergyPROSPECTS Factsheet Series was developed to present the outcomes of mapping energy citizenship in Europe, offering insights drawn from the data analysis.

EnergyPROSPECTS sought to enhance engagement with citizens and practitioners, translating findings into tools and interventions. The research involved analszing contextual conditions supporting or hindering energy citizenship using PESTEL analysis , matching suitable models with different contexts, and conducting a citizen survey. Practical policy outputs were derived through knowledge exchange workshops with policy actors.

The EnergyPROSPECTS consortium comprised nine partners from Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Germany, and Spain.