1 The goal of R&Dialogue is to improve the dialogue on how to achieve a low-carbon society. A dialogue between research and civil society communities. We aim to contribute to a joint vision towards a low-carbon society in Europe. In Italy, as well as in 9 other European countries we have established a National Dialogue Council, presented in this document. Italy National Dialogue Council Formation, composition, members Samuela Vercelli, Federica Modesti p 1/7 R&Dialogue tel Mauritskade HD The Hague This project has received funding from the European Union s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no The views and opinions expressed in this publication reflect the authors' view and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
2 Italy National Dialogue Council Formation and composition of the National Dialogue Council This document reports about the formation of the Italian group of stakeholders which have been invited to participate to the activities of R&Dialogue Italia. We aimed to establish a relationship with key s in the energy field and civil society s interested to energy issues, to raise awareness and boost the potential for exchange and mutual learning through an innovative approach to dialogue. To encourage the development of communications and dialogue among s with different characteristics and kind of interest, a gradual step by step approach has been adopted, within a broader scope of developing a long term relationship with the involved s and of the s themselves with one another. Hopefully this will lead to a long lasting collaboration for the realisation of an agreed pathway towards European low carbon society. The s have been contacted based on various criteria such as excellence of expertise, institutional and/or social and/or economic relevance, sensitivity to social dialogue needs, etc. The offer was that of a space open to multiple perspectives, for a co-construction of energy strategies, through a listening approach respectful of differences. At the foundations of this space was the concept that innovation in energy technology cannot but go hand in hand with innovation in dialogue and communication, a pathway for finding together effective routes of implementation. Knowledge sharing, agreed definitions of problems, long term vision are some of the elements that qualify the kind of common understanding than can make a concrete difference and the formation of the council has been thought with this objective in mind. At the same time, for a dialogue to be realistically impactful, there was the recognition that the council should somehow reflect and possibly integrate the variety and complexity of elements present in the wider societal context. Therefore two main criteria have guided the choice of participant s: INCLUSIVENESS: a first objective was related to the interest for the presence of a variety of perspectives, without prejudices. From this point of view, dialogue implies different positions which enter in a relationship, with each one of them being recognised equal value. SELF-SELECTION: the project offers the opportunity to experience a win-win process, i.e. a process where all the stakeholders receive some benefit from the process itself and the changes which are being pursued. Therefore no selection has been operated: s have self-selected themselves based on their interest in participating and taking advantage of this process, of this opportunity. p 2/7
3 The list of s which have accepted our invitation includes a core group of active members which have been met and individually interviewed and participate to meetings (A Active members); members which have been interviewed and follow the activities of the council externally (F - Followers); members which have been met but not interviewed which also follow externally (E Externals); members which have joined the group recently (R Recent). The Council has met for the first time in June 2014 and has kept an open setting allowing for adjustments, with some members joining later to the group and a few reducing their participation. A core group of Active members is now well formed, having set its own rules for functioning, experimenting dialogic knowledge exchange and interaction with a local community case study, facing the complexity of a multi-stakeholder process on a very challenging topic. Members of the National Dialogue Council Organisation Participants Stakeholder group Level of participation Alstom Giovannangelo Montecchi Industry A Amici della Terra Monica Tommasi Civil society R Assocarboni Associazione Generale Operatori Carboni Rinaldo Sorgenti Industry A p 3/7 Comune di Caprarola Eugenio Stelliferi Public A Sindaco administration Comune di Roma Enrico Stefàno Public F Consigliere administration Confindustria Energia D Aloisi Marco Industry E ENEA Agenzia Angelo Moreno, Francesco Di Mario, Research A
4 Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Mauro Annunziato, Giacobbe Braccio, Vito Pignatelli ENEL Sauro Pasini Industry F FINMECCANICA Giuliana Venturoni Industry E FIRE Federazione Giuseppe Tomassetti Italiana per l uso razionale dell energia Fondazione Sviluppo Toni Federico Civil society F Sostenibile Università di Genova - GMI - Green Modelling Italia prof. Maurizio Ferretti Research A GREENPEACE Alessandro Gianni e Luca Iacoboni Civil society F IGG-CNR Pisa - Istituto di Chiara Boschi e Adele Manzella Research A Geoscienze e Georisorse IFNN Istituto Nazionale prof. Gianluca Alimonti Research F di Fisica Nucleare ISAF - Italian Sustainable Ezio D Addario Industry A Aviation Fuel Forum ISTAT Istituto nazionale Paola Ungaro Research R di statistica Kyoto Club Piero Pelizzaro Civil society F Legambiente Edoardo Zanchini Civil society F Movimento Consumatori Ovidio Marzaioli e Alessandro Mostaccio Associazione Museo Renata Negri Energia OGS Istituto Nazionale Sergio Persoglia Research A di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale Osservatorio CCS Emanuela Pettinao UGIS Unione Giornalisti Romualdo Gianoli Media A Italiani Scientifici RSE Ricerca sul Antonio Negri, Fabio Moia, Francesca Research A sistema energetico Cappelletti Ministero Ambiente Sebastiano Serra e Marco Strincone Public F Administration Ministero Sviluppo Economico Marcello Capra Public administration F p 4/7
5 Scuola italiana di Life and Patrizia Breschi Corporate Coaching Serendipità - Aurora Castilla Associazione culturale Sotacarbo Giuseppe Girardi Research A Stazione Sperimentale Tiziana Zerlia Industry E per i Combustibili Uniroma1 DICEA Dip. prof. Valerio Baiocchi, prof. Antonio Research A Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale D Andrea Uniroma1 - CERI Alberto Prestininzi, Francesca Bozzano, Research A Sabina Bigi, Salvatore Lombardi, Samuela Vercelli, Federica Modesti, Stefano Pirrotta, Stan Beaubien, Maria Chiara Tartarello, Stefano Graziani, Livio Ruggiero, Davide De Angelis, Pietro Sacco Università Roma 3 prof. Fulvio Bongiorno Research A p 5/7
6 Composition of Italy Dialogue Council - All Research CSO Industry Public Administration Media Composition of Italy Dialogue Council Active Members Research CSO Industry Public Administration Media p 6/7
7 Deliverable formal information Project information Grant Agreement number Project acronym Project title Funding scheme Project website address R&Dialogue "Research and Civil Society Dialogue towards a low-carbon society" THEME [SiS ] [Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Action Plans on societal challenges] Coordination and support action (Supporting) Deliverable information Work Package WP7 Deliverable number Deliverable name 1 Nature of the deliverable 1 Dissemination level 1 Written by (authors) Italy Dialogue Council O PU Samuela Vercelli, Federica Modesti Due date Month 13 Delivered on Month 32 Information on lead beneficiary for this deliverable 1 Participant number 7 Organisation name Name of contact person Contact details ( ) UniRoma1 Samuela Vercelli p 7/7 1 As stated in Description of Work