Contracting Party: DG Research and DG-Energy, Belgium
Executive Committee Member: Susanna Galloni, European Commission DG Research and Innovation, Belgium
Alternate Member: To be appointed
The EU is supporting geothermal energy through its Framework: Programmes for Research and Innovation. The Energy Theme of the current 7th Framework Programme (FP7) publishes annual calls for proposals. Topics concerning geothermal energy, shallow and deep, are included in most of these calls. On the political side the EU has launched the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), designed to be the technological pillar of EU energy policy.