The scientific work at the EA European Academy is organised in joint interdisciplinary research projects, mostly on European level. There are four different EA Research Departments:
- Innovation Lab – Head: Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler
- Energy – Head: Dr.-Ing. Bert Droste-Franke
- Technology Assessment – Head: Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Lingner, Dipl.-Geol.
- Life Sciences – Kommissarische Leitung: Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Lingner, Dipl.-Geol.
CECAN: Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus
- Funding: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in collaboration with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Environmental Agency (EA), Food Standards Agency (FSA)
- Duration: March 2016 – March 2019
- Role in Project: Co-Investigator
- Co-ordination: University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Focus and Main Topics:
Developing and enhancing methods for the evaluation of policies in complex settings across the nexus of energy, environment, & food, where complexity presents a challenge to policy interventions.
Piloting these methods on a range of evaluation projects; organising educational programmes for practitioners, academics and policymakers; and publishing guides and toolkits for evaluators, those commissioning evaluations, and policy audiences.
Further information: Project
INOGOV: Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects (FP7 ISCH COST Action IS1309)
- Funding: EU
- Duration: June 2014–June 2018
- Role in Project: MC Member (Managing Committee)
- Co-ordination: Prof. Andrew Jordan, Norwich, UK
- Contact: Dr. André Schaffrin
- Focus and main topics: This Action will help build the capacity for innovating in climate governance by: identifying effective ways of stimulating and diffusing policy and governance innovations; building a stronger evaluation capacity to assess such innovations; and spreading usable knowledge in innovative ways such as via open access course materials.
PEERE: New frontiers of peer review (FP7 COST Action TD1306)
KNOWeSCAPE: Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes (FP7 COST Action TD1210)
- Funding: EU
- Duration: April 2013–April 2017
- Role in Project: Principal Investigator, Full Partner
- Co-ordination: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW
- Focus and main topics: Mapping of knowledge areas and of new technologies
EnAHRgie: Conception of sustainable land use and energy supply at the municipal level. Implementation in the model region Ahrweiler
ENavi: Kopernikus-Project „System Integration“ Energy Transition Navigation System
- Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- Duration: September 2016 – August 2026
- Role of EA: Associated Partner
- Contact Person in EA: Dr.-Ing. Bert Droste-Franke
Focus and Main Topics: Implementing concepts and experiences from the regional project EnAHRgie