Introduction to the ENCI concept

In the context of the EnergyPROSPECTS project, energy citizenship (ENCI) has been formally defined as

[…] forms of civic involvement that pertain to the development of a more sustainable and democratic energy system. Beyond its manifest forms, energy citizenship (ENCI) also comprises various latent forms: it is an ideal that can be lived up to and realised to varying degrees, according to different framework conditions and states of empowerment (Pel et al., 2021, p.  4)

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The ENCI concept covers a highly heterogeneous pool of citizens who are actively involved in energy systems. This involvement includes individual agency in a household, organisational and public settings, collective agency in citizen and hybrid collectives and social movements. Two key dimensions of ENCI derived from the conceptual framework:

  • Agency (where and how)
  • Outcome-orientation (to what end)

Here you can find specific information regarding the ENCI-typology and some examples.