Practical information

Date: Tuesday, 15 October
Time: 15:00 – 16:30h
Location: Room 0029, Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6)

Behavioural change is crucial in order to make the energy transition happening. But how can we motivate people to behave more energy efficient? And what guidelines can help you by designing new interventions? During this lecture you’ll learn more about the theoretical and practical aspects.

Mariana Nicolau, comes over from Germany to tell you about her broad experience with sustainable behaviour and lifestyle impacts on energy and other fields of life, which all comes together in the ‘Academy of Change’. During this project on sustainable behaviour for future leaders in the NGO sector, Mariana has gained a lot of insights on the ways we can change people’s behaviour and we challenge you to ask everything you’d like to know about this topic.


  • Get to know the ins and outs on behavioural change
  • Learn about the international project about behavioural change ‘Academy of Change’
  • Examples of well-designed behavioural change interventions on energy


Mariana Nicolau

Mariana Nicolau

Mariana Nicolau is a project manager at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption  and Production (CSCP), located in Wuppertal, Germany. This unique Think and Do tank that aspires to drive a change across the globe. With Mariana her background in Environmental Law, experience in projects with public and private partners and an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective, she became a project manager for different sustainability projects. The Academy of Change is a project she is currently running with a lot of enthusiasm and dedication.

This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.