The Energy – Economy – Society (EES) research programme promotes application-oriented research in the field of energy policy. To this end the EES focuses on economic, social, psychological and political issues throughout the energy sector supply chain. EES elaborates calls to fund innovative socio-economic research projects that address relevant energy-policy questions for Switzerland. In line with the Federal Energy Research Masterplan for the period from 2017 to 2020 and with the „Energy research concept of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy„, EES defines research priorities through its calls. For this call, the Directive on the submission and evaluation of applications for financial support of energy research, pilot and demonstration projects applies.