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Professor Stefan Bouzarovski secures significant funding

(29 June 2017)

Professor Stefan Bouzarovski, School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), in conjunction with colleague Dr Harriet Thomson, has secured funding for a four-year European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action on 'European Energy Poverty – Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation’, with a value of approximately half a million euros, which will be disbursed to Manchester. The project will complement and build on the work of the recently-funded European Energy Observatory

Together with Dr Harriet Thomson's recent ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize on EU energy poverty, the award is helping to establish SEED, and the University, as the hub of European energy poverty research, and will open the path for us to become a key global player in energy poverty field.

Stefan said: “I am particularly grateful to the Department of Geography and SEED for providing a conducive environment to the development of bids. I hope that the two projects will help us build stronger links with both the Energy and Global Inequalities beacons, while arguing in favour of the University’s continued engagement with EU policy and research funding.”