To deploy scientific networks in the economics of climate and energy



The project ECOCEP has reinforced the scientific relations between the world-leading institutions and well-suited individuals on the economics of climate and energy. State-of-the-art knowledge has been transferred along two geographical axes.

A first axis was between beneficiary institutions of the European Union (EU) and the top academic institutions in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States. A second axis was between the world-leading institutions from developed countries in America, Australasia, and Western Europe and the post-transition Eastern European countries and Africa.

The production of scientific outputs

From 2014 to 2017, ECOCEP provided the most beneficial support for the training and transfer of scientific knowledge among the participating institutions and their research staff.

Examples of knowledge transfers include the collaborative production of peer-reviewed journal articles, working papers, scientific conferences, and seminars. Examples of training are lectures that some participants gave to the staff on secondment at host institutions and new lectures on the theme of the project that others created.

Finally, PhD students who had been seconded received excellent advice and training from the experts they met abroad. Several workshops, sessions, and conferences had been organised to enrich the knowledge exchanges amongst the participants.

The coordination of international secondments

In practice, the project coordinated the secondments of selected staff-members of seventeen research institutions in the EU on the one side (Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, and Italy) and from the rest of the world on the other side (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and the United States). The staff on secondment acted as the key-intermediaries of the knowledge transfer activities.

The project was financed by the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. The details of the project are available on the platform CORDIS.