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Annual report 2021

The network of partners and projects

In 2021 Include consisted of 7 research institutions and 24 partners who collaborated on a series of projects.

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Key figures

Research institutions and partners

Circle chart showing that Includes has 7 research institutions and 24 partners

Participants in Include


Circle chart over participants in Include: 45 involved researchers;  63 involved partner representatives in projects; and 6 PhD candidates



Initiated projects


Bar chart showing initiated projects: WP1: 16; WP2: 11: WP3: 18; WP4: 5; WP5: 2; WP6: 3


Academic publications


Chart diagram over academic publications: 8 book chapters and 15 peer reviewed articles



Bar chart showing events: Management goup meetings: 11; Internal meetings and workshops: 2; external events: 10



Circle chart over media contributions: magazine: 7; newspaper: 13; blog: 11; podcast: 6; TV: 5; Radio: 4



Circle chart showing presentations by target audience: partners and stakeholder: 108; academic: 85; international: 30




Bar chart showing education: PhD students recruited: 5; master's thesis delivered: 10; summer projects: 6; Master's courses organised: 1

Funding for 8 years

Circle chart for Include's funding over 8 years: RCN 95,000,000; Research institutions 53,490,000; Partners 19,955,000

Some highlights from 2021


Include researcher influencing EU's work on sustainability transitions

The European Commission's toolkit for sustainability transitions under the European Green Deal uses Include researcher Kacper Szulecki’s work on energy democracy. The toolkit was developed for national and regional decision-makers.

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The rights of persons with disabilities included in the Vienna Declaration

The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) was established in 2002. Its purpose was to gather key actors from the health, environment and transport sectors in Europe to promote a more healthy and environmentally friendly transport sector. A new declaration, the Vienna Declaration, was signed in the spring of 2021. Inspired by Include, the Norwegian Directorate of Health succeeded in getting the interests of persons with disabilities, and the needs of other vulnerable groups for access to environmentally friendly transport, included in the declaration.

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Input to the design of climate and environmental policy

In connection with the change of Norwegian government and the Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Include researchers raised the importance of linking natural disasters and the climate crisis to the work on just transformation: Lars Gulbrandsen argued for drawing on experiences from climate politics to ensure a good nature conservation policy. Hege Westskog launched an appeal (in newspaper Klassekampen) to the new government emphasising the need for a fundamental transformation of the economy and society in order to resolve the climate and nature crises. Westskog was later asked to write a report for the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation on climate
transformation in rural municipalities. Simone Abram made a podcast on just transformation for the universities network for COP26. Anders Tønnesen and Hilde Holsten made a podcast on policies for just transformation in which Eivind Trædal (MDG) also took part. 

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Include researchers' contribution to the discussion on electricity prices and energy poverty

Torjus Lunder Bredvold took part in the NRK television programme Debatten to discuss energy poverty in Norway in connection with the public debate on electricity prices in winter 2021, and other researchers (Øyvind Sundet, Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg and Tanja Winther) contributed in various media channels to warn of the impacts which high electricity prices combined with planned changes in the grid tariff would
have on vulnerable groups.