SAVES2 is a project which runs within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 funding stream.
Aims and general description:
SAVES2 continues the efforts of the widely acknowledged SAVES project (funded by the EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme in 2014-2017), that expanded the Student Switch Off campaign run by the National Union of Students in the UK to four other EU countries: Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania and Sweden.
SAVES2 aims to promote sustainable energy behaviours among over 219,000 university students in seven countries, with a special attention dedicated to fuel poverty and practical ways of reducing students’ exposure to this issue.
SAVES2 aims to instill sustainable energy behaviours among over 219,000 university students in 7 countries to help them reduce their exposure to fuel poverty and empower them to continue energy-saving actions throughout their private lives. It incorporates two strands that engage with students living in university accommodation (via an inter-dormitory energy-saving competition called Student Switch Off) and in the private-rented sector (via an engagement programme).
The project will highlight the significant benefits that the use of smart meters can have for students – as a way for students to get control of their energy usage and identify energy wastage in their private-rented sector property.
The project consortium incorporates 11 partners from 8 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, and the UK). Student Switch Off and will be expanding on campuses in Ireland, Romania and Bulgaria. Four UNICA Member Universities form part of the consortium: University of Cyprus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Bucharest and Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Three student organisations: Erasmus Student Network, European Students’ Union and the Class of 2020 are part of the Communications and Networking Advisory Board.
UNICA is a task leader in the dissemination of the project, playing a key role in raising awareness about the energy-saving actions and supporting the project using the established partner network and communications channels.
- National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (Coordinator)
- Ecovisum LTD
- Union of Students in Ireland
- Monfort University
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UNICA member)
- Technical University of Crete
- University of Cyprus (UNICA member)
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
- University of Bucharest (UNICA member)
- Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (UNICA member)
29 Jan 2021
SAVES2: the end of an era, but the start of an age!
08 Jul 2020
SAVES 2 finalist in the International Green Gown Awards
22 Jun 2020
SAVES2 Project: paper on Students’ Fuel Poverty
03 Sep 2019
H2020 SAVES2 project at the 1st Energy & Environment Clustering Event, Durham University, UK, 23 – 24 September 2019
30 Aug 2019
UNICA@EAIE 2019: poster session on the H2020 SAVES2 project and UNICA informal reception. Meet us in Helsinki!
14 May 2019
SAVES 2 is a finalist in the EU Sustainable Energy Awards – vote now!