Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Workshop on Energy and Ecological Transition

Sala de graus. Faculty of Business and Economics. Reus


Workshop on

Energy and Ecological Transition

Reus, October 18th 2024

Organized by
SPECTRUM: Social Perception and Ecological Transition Under
a Multi-dimensional Socio-economic Analysis of the Spanish Regions
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

 Supported by
ECO-SOS: Research Centre on Economics and Sustainability
IU-RESCAT: Research Institute in Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Transition
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

The Research Project SPECTRUM is based on the social perception of the ecologica transition, by making a comprehensive analysis of the interactions between the socioeconomic and communicative factors and people's opinion of the ecological issues at the regional level. The research is designed to capture the socio-economic determinants and the communication strategies that drive the people's view of environment and its territorial specificities in Spain, to derive policy measures to successfully reach a green economy in the horizon 2050. It combines techniques of sociology, economy, communication and computing to favor citizen's empowerment and citizens' active participation in the Spanish ecological pathway to a green economy. The research takes an inter-disciplinary methodology that integrates regional surveys to identify people's perception, macroeconomic models of economic impact analysis, microeconometric models, communication tools (Content Discourse Analysis) and computing techniques to follow a gradual design of policy mechanisms able to facilitate the Spanish ecological transition.

Workshop objectives

This workshop provides an opportunity to all those interested in the interaction between sustainability and social perception and, in general terms to address global challenges faced by our economies when designing growth strategies. In this sense we want to analyze environmental implications of economic activities, quantify its negative externalities and provide proposals to achieve more sustainable growth scenarios.

Researchers are encouraged to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent  the following topics:

  • Environmental conflicts.
  • Territorial strategies.
  • Energy economics
  • Sustainability and firm dynamics.
  • Energy Transition
  • Climate change.

Keynote Speaker


Richard Tol (University of Sussex)

Submission of papers

Full papers should be submitted (in pdf format) to eco-sos(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat by May 31st 2024. Authors are allowed to submit only one paper. Information about acceptance will be send by June 17th. All paper presenters are expected to discuss another paper during the workshop. The assignment of discussants will be distributed to participants by July 17th.

Registration and fees

The registration fee is €150. As this workshops intends to create a network among researchers working on sustainability issues, participation is also encouraged without paper presentation (fees are the same in both circumstances). Fee covers coffee breaks, a lunch and a gala dinner, as well as full access of all activities of the workshop.

Scientific Committee

Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

José Manuel Giménez Gómez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Maria Llop Llop (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Meiquel Manjon (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Local Organising Committee

José Manuel Giménez Gómez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Magda Lleixà Solà (staff Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Eulàlia Torner (staff Universitat Rovira i Virgili): eco-sos(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat

Grant TED2021-130835B-I00 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by
the "European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR"

Supported by


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