Briefing – Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design


Consumers and behavioural change
Energy communities


  • What is the potential of youth in leading the change in habits needed to deliver on the energy transition? 
  • How can the existing knowledge on energy behaviours support better policymaking at various levels, with engaging measures?

An EUSEW event, organised in September 2022, aimed at empowering policymakers to engage the communities and in particular youth, giving space to various testimonials from the ground in short videos. It built on the research on energy-related behaviour produced in several EU funded projects, providing evidence from surveys and onsite demonstration activities as well as findings on behaviour aspects related to energy consumption and production and what they tell us to refine top-notch policy measures, targeting specifically younger generations. A panel of policymakers, youth and consumer representatives focused on how to design policies that can favour a large-scale change in how we produce and consume energy and how to include youth in energy policies at various levels (as participants in and focus subjects).

Organised by H2020 NUDGE, ENCHANT, WHY and DECIDE.

This visual briefing was designed based on insights and exchanges from the event.

Full event recording:

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