PHOENIX: The Rise of Citizens Voices for a Greener Europe (which is an acronym for “Participation in HOlistic ENvironmental/Ecological Innovations”) consider the citizen engagement as a vital factor in the transition towards a climate-neutral society. The EU-funded PHOENIX project will develop a process to increase the transformative potential of democratic innovations to address particular areas of the European Green Deal. It will tailor and test enriched democratic innovations in 11 pilots in 7 countries at different administrative scales and within a wide range of socio-cultural and environmental contexts. The project will also support the mainstreaming, scalability and adaptability of the tested methodologies. Particular attention will be dedicated to the measures of the Just Transition Fund, considering that incentives and compensations are very concrete issues which can help maximise citizens' commitment to a climate-neutral society.

Project Duration

40 months


H2020-EU.3.6. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Europe In A Changing World - Inclusive, Innovative And Reflective Societies


Start: 1 February 2022

End: 31 July 2025


€ 4.975.448,75




Giovanni Allegretti

Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra - Coordinator of PHOENIX The rise of citizens voices for a Greener Europe