At the end of 2019, the ENRGISED project team received communication from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) that their proposal has been approved for financing. The application had been submitted in April 2019 under the call: Complexity and Creative Industry: Grip on Transitions and Resilience. The seeks to stimulate households to transition away from natural gas towards green energy alternatives. In particular, the project is about shaping energy transition experiments in Dutch cities in collaboration with citizens and other stakeholders.
The proposed project aims to support the national transition away from gas use, by co-creating an intervention strategy with key stakeholders that can be used by municipalities to mobilize households. In this strategy, households are involved to suggest changes to proposed alternatives that make these alternatives more acceptable and then mobilize one another to agree through a social network-driven process of change.