Think Lab "Energie - Gesellschaft - Wandel"

"Energy-related policy making in Eurasia: Analyzing interdependences of decisions concerning the political economy of Euro-Asian energy issues" - From January 2019

Funded by the German Economy Foundation in cooperation with the innogy Foundation (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft und der Innogy Stiftung)

The Departments of International Political Economy of East Asia and East Asian Politics are currently participating in Think Lab "Energie – Gesellschaft – Wandel (Energy-Society-Change)" a project series funded by Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft gGmbH (German Business Foundation) in cooperation with the innogy Foundation. Our project is entitled "Bridging Asia and Europe through energy". Starting January 2019, mixed research teams consisting of the departments' staff members and student volunteers will work on different energy related research topics concerning (East) Asian and European countries, in particular Germany.
The results will be presented in a series of events open to the public and jointly published in an edited volume. We invite motivated students in all stages of their studies to join one of our teams and experience the entire research process from the inception of the idea to a finished publication. For further information and sign up please contact


Title: "Energy-related policy making in Eurasia: Analyzing interdependences of decisions concerning the political economy of Euro-Asian energy issues"
Our Blog: Energiebrücke
Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Date: Starting in January 2019
Organizers: Felix Doege, Johanna Rust und Diana Schnelle

3rd Public Dialogue:

Event information:

The 3rd Public Dialogue will take place on October 23, 2019 in Blue Square, Bochum. It will discuss climate change and energy transition issues in an international context.
More information can be found here.
Time: 6-8 pm

2nd Public Dialogue:

Dialogplakat Dialog 2


1st Public Dialogue:


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Research Groups

Group 1:

China´s Energy Policy between growth paradigm and discourse on sustainability. How do the PRC´s choices and decisions impact developments in Germany and the EU regarding "green economy" issues?

Group 2:

Bridging the gap between economics, politics and society in international energy relations: Complementarities and inconsistencies in the network of international agreements.

Group 3:

Post-Fukushima energy paths: Comparing the German and the Japanese developments.

Group 4:

Russia´s energy politics in Europe and Asia: A turn to the East?

Group 5:

Social and ecological aspects of energy markets´ liberalization - sharing experiences between Europe and Asia.

Group 6:

Energy Governance in the 21st century: Old and new forms of national, regional and global (in)security.