PaEGIE

Participative Energy Transformation: Innovative Digital Tools for the Social Dimension of Energy Transition

The joint project “Participative Energy Transformation: Innovative Digital Tools for the Social Dimension of Energy Transition” (PaEGIE) started in November 2020. Scientists from various disciplines are working together on the question of how an increase of acceptance and a fundamental change in behavior among citizens can be achieved through new forms of participation within the energy transformation process. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

PaEGIE is an inter- and transdisciplinary joint project. The consortium’s aim is to develop a joint interactive planning process in order to increase the acceptance of energy policy solutions in the transport sector. This is not just a technical but also a social challenge. In addition to infrastructural innovations, the need to change behaviour and formulating requirements for the future mobility of citizens is central.

For PaEGIE, the focus lies on designing and implementing bottom-up participation processes with innovative instruments to simulating traffic planning visually. According to this and as a crucial part of the project, a 3D application is being developed for the participatory planning of future mobility concepts and the analysis of individual mobility behaviour. Furthermore, a multi-touch table will be available, which is going to be used in citizen workshops and within the framework of a concluding “Citizen Decision Theater”. This pursues the idea of a deliberative dialogue. Thus, the discussion of stakeholders, in this case of the citizens of Darmstadt, is supported by problem-related scenarios, computer-aided visualization and expert knowledge, so that citizens can make informed and good decisions about the future mobility of their own city.

Funding institution: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Funding period: 01.11.2020 – 30.04.2023

Funding budget: € 866.543,12 (total volume)

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
Chair | Project Leader
Comparative Politics and European Integration
+49 6151 16-57353
S4|23 205
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Linke
Project Partner TU
Fachgebiet Landmanagement
+49 06151 16-21964
L5|01 143
Dr. Eva Klien
Project Partner IGD
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
+49 6151 155-412
Dr. Joachim Rix
Associated Project Partner smarticipate
smarticipate, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
+49 6151 155-221
Jannis Kachel M. A.
Research Associate
Comparative Politics and European Integration
S4|23
Marie Lortz M.A.
Research Associate
Comparative Politics and European Integration
+49 6151 16-57201
S4|23 215
Dr.-Ing. Svenja Seelinger
Research Associate (absent)
Fachgebiet Raum- und Infrastrukturplanung
+49 6151 16-20803
L5|01 243c
Jana Stahl
Research Associate
Land Management
+49 6151 16-21965
L5|01 151b
Miriam Mayer
Research Associate (absent)
Land Management
+49 6151 16-21961
L5|01 147
Kim Nobis
Research Associate
Land Management
+49 6151 16-22975
L5|01 243a
Luisa Ritter
Research Associate
Land Management
+49 6151 16-21961
L5|01 147
Ivan Iovine
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
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Benjamin Abb
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Dr. Jörg Kemmerzell
Research Associate | Project consultant PAEGIE
Institut for Political Science, Comparative Politics and European Integration
+49 6151 16-57422
S4|22 310
Katharina Kleinschnitger M.A.
Research Associate | Doctoral Candidate | Project consultant PaEGIE | Program Area Coordinator emergenCITY | Managing Director AEI e.V.
Comparative Politics and European Integration
+49 6151 16-57361
S4|23 215
apl. Prof. Dr. Björn Egner
Chair
Methodology in Political Science and Philosophy of Science
+49 6151 16-57339
S4|23 218