Prof. Doukas is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in Energy Policy and Management. Prof. Doukas is currently Coordinator and Scientific Responsible in many Horizon 2020 projects relevant to ENCLUDE, such as POWERPOOR, which focuses on empowering energy-poor citizens through joint energy initiatives; SocialWatt, which focuses on promoting energy efficiency interventions toward the alleviation of energy poverty; PARIS REINFORCE, which aims at developing a novel, model-oriented assessment framework for effectively supporting the design and evaluation of climate policies globally, in respect to the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Prof. Filatova is a Professor of Computational Economics at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft. Her research focuses on exploring how behavioural changes at micro level may lead to critical transitions (tipping points/regime shifts) on macro level in complex adaptive human-environment systems in application to climate change economics. She uses agent-based modelling (ABM) combined with social science methods of behavioral data collection on individual decisions and social networks. This research line has been distinguished by the NWO VENI and ERC Starting grants and the Early Career Excellence award of the International Environmental Modeling Society (iEMSs). She is also the Associate Editor of the Environmental Modelling & Software journal, and a regular Member of the Editorial Board since 2013.
Since May 2014, Stephanie Held holds the position of Chief of Sustainable Energy Section in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Between 2013-2014, she was a Senior Programme Manager in the Finance and Private Sector in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), heading IRENA's work on renewable energy finance, including off-grid activities, hybrid mini-grids and energy pricing in the MENA region. Between 2009-2012, She was a Senior Energy Analyst and then the Energy Technology Head Network Head in the International Energy Agency (IEA), heading the world's biggest network of collaborative activities in RD&D in renewable energy, end-use technologies, fossil fuels and fusion.
Dr. Anatol Itten is a researcher in the group of Organisation & Governance at TU Delft. His research focuses on co-creation for the sustainable energy transition. More specifically, he studies co-creation strategies on how to engage citizens, communities and corporations in the design of a low carbon society, as part of the project Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technologies (SHIFFT). He is interested in evaluating policy options to facilitate the participation of a large group of citizens by using Participatory Value Evaluation. He is also a lecturer in political theory at the University of Stuttgart, and co-founder of the Disrupted Societies Institute, which is a research lab to support cohesion in polarized societies.
Dr. Susanne Tönsmann has studied Political Science, Sociology and English at the University of Hannover in Germany and she has earned a doctorate in Political Science at the University of Bremen. She was lucky to be able to spend quite some time abroad, with extended stays in the United States, Iceland and Latvia. After finishing her doctorate, she wanted to engage with science and the university in a different manner. Her work at the Participatory Science Academy enables her to work on topics that she has always found intellectually engaging as well as politically important: participation, citizenship and a society that values cooperation and appreciation for all its members.