19-23 Jun 2017 Lyon (France)

About the summer school

A unique opportunity for you! 

This pluridisciplinary summer school for PhD students within social science and humanities (SSH) energy research will focus on how SSH research can contribute to tackle the many energy-related challenges in Europe. Key energy topics, such as energy efficiency, secure low-carbon energy supply, energy system optimization and transport decarbonisation, will be discussed with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and on the translation of academic research into policy and practice.


Intense and interactive 5-days training!

The Summer School will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on how SSH research can be embedded into exiting energy initiatives and policy in order to maximize its impact. It will focus on exploring the value of SSH research, which is not just to support the implementation of technical solutions, but to investigate the social goals upon which technological goals are based. In this way, the Summer School will set the scene for reflection and action.


To meet and exchange in a high level!

The Summer School is an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other PhD students. Advanced researchers and practitioners will present their expertise and facilitate the understanding of the role of SSH energy research for policy and practice. Each day, several talks, round tables and workshops will offer the opportunity to learn, discuss and apply different approaches, practices and methods to studying energy within the social sciences and humanities.

The Summer School will be a mixt of plenary sessions, workshops and living lab experiments.

In order to discover the beautiful city of Lyon some visits are already scheduled.









How to apply

We invite applications from PhD Students with a specific focus on Energy.

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.


To apply first register and then submit a 500 words description of your PhD topic.


Tuition is free. Accommodation and travel are at the student's expenses.


Closing date for abstract submission: 23 april


Number of places is limited to 40.


logo_eu_1.pngThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731264.


Delphine BURGUET


3 rue Maurice Audin

69518 Vaulx-en-Velin Cedex


0033 (0)4 72 04 77 36





Summer school venue

Summer school will take place on the campus of the ENTPE









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