Monica Musolino is postdoctoral researcher at the CNR ITAE of Messina (Italy) and a PhD in “Theories and analysis of the change in political, social and communicative institutions” at the University of Messina. Currently she is working on the Horizon 2020 funded Newcomers project, focusing on the social aspects, hindering and enabling factors related to set up energy communities. In broader terms, her research interests concern the dynamics of participation and engagement of citizens (energy citizenship) in the processes of changing behaviours and sustainable consumptions and the social acceptance of new energy technologies.
Previously, she conducted some research on community-based initiatives in relation to collaborative living (cohousing and social housing), including in contexts of urban segregation, housing and energy poverty.
Our-Energy knowledge areas
- Social aspects
- Participation, collaboration, knowledge sharing
- Energy conservation and demand response