The EUFORIE (European Futures of Energy Efficiency) project responds to the EU Horizon2020 programme, call identifier H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA and to topic EE-12-2014, Socio-economic research on energy efficiency.
The EUFORIE project applies previous work carried out by the project partners in a FP6 project called DECOIN (Development and comparison of sustainability indicators, see http://www.decoin.eu), and in a FP7 project called SMILE (Synergies in multi-scale interlinkages of eco-social systems, see http://www.smile-fp7.eu). The methodologies developed in the DECOIN and SMILE projects are used in the EUFORIE project to analyze energy efficiency at different levels, from different perspectives, and in different spatial and temporal scales.
The EUFORIE Consortium consists of three universities and one research institute with a strong background in energy and environmental issues, and/or sustainability analysis. During the creation of the consortium, great care has been taken that all partners will not only contribute to the project, but will also receive immediate as well as long-term benefits from the project, either by strengthening existing activities or by opening up new directions in their field. This ensures high motivation and the identification of all partners with the objectives of this research project.