The EnergyPROSPECTS project conducted an online survey involving over 10,000 citizens from 19 European countries.

The main objective of the survey was to collect information about perceptions, opinions and expectations of European citizens about their role in the energy transition. The survey examined how citizens perceive and practice energy citizenship, and assessed the choices, opportunities and barriers they face. The first part of the survey examined how the respondents reacted to the 2021-2022 energy crisis. They were asked questions about the measures they have undertaken in response to the crisis; about the energy saving activities they continue to perform; about the main reasons or motivations for their energy actions or behaviour; and about the organisers or initiators of the activities they are or have been involved in. The second part of the survey inquired whether the respondents agreed or disagreed with certain statements. The first set of statements was about the role individuals can play in the energy transition.The second set asked respondents about their own energy consumption behaviour. The third and final group of questions invited respondents to look into the near future (2030) and think about their possible or desired role in the energy system. The third part of the survey aimed to gather the following information: respondents’ views about the energy system and energy transition; where and how respondents obtain information about these processes; the opinion of respondents about the main actors responsible for the planning and implementation of the energy transition. The survey concludes with some recommendations what can and should be done, in the opinion of survey participants, to encourage and support the involvement of European citizens in the energy transition.