Mid-term review meeting at the 2023 EAERE Conference

A meeting to coordinate international staff exchanges on climate change and energy policy

Participants from Canada, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States and the Project Advisor from the European Commission are shown in the photo.

The meeting was attended by 54 people, including 29 secondees, who participated both in person and online. Participants came from Canada, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States. Several of them also presented their ongoing research at the 2023 Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 

The GEOCEP project establishes an international network of renowned research institutions, including six European beneficiaries and sixteen international partners. Participants are carrying out research and innovation activities in climate and energy policy modelling, using novel economic methods and an interdisciplinary approach. 

The sessions reviewed the four work packages of the project: the drivers of social and technological innovation; integrated and hybrid modelling of climate change; health and environmental impacts of climate change and co-benefits; and political economy, institutions and development. 

In practice, the project carries out research, knowledge sharing and training through international staff exchanges with institutions around the world. At the time of the meeting, GEOCEP had organised for more than 200 person-months secondments between beneficiaries and partners of the project. Secondees shared their online testimonials about their positive and enriching experiences abroad while being seconded.

The European Commission awarded a grant of €2,254,000 through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’s Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Programme. The project will run until 31 January 2026.