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Course Overview

Energy transition is having an impact on the world of occupations and professions. Some job profiles are emerging, others are being innovated, incorporating sustainability sensitivity and values. This societal innovation involves different fields, from research, to industry and consumption. “Green collars” have a pivotal role in translating socio-technical innovation “in practice” and in different territories (i.e., green energy facilities). In order to face this complexity, skills and knowledge are more and more hybrid, connecting technical skills with social ones. This set of knowledge and competences will be investigated with reference to some empirical case studies (i.g., the wind farm developers). In particular ethical sustainability issues will be addressed and discussed. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to retrace the combination of technical and social skills involved in green transitions, as well as, the ethics implication for the professionalization of the green-collars.


Participants will be able to identify professional skills to promote a sustainable energy transition. They will be able also to address the technological/users in order to promote a societal change fair and environmental friendly (i.e., reduction of indoor energy consumption, adoption of e-car or sharing mobility).

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Dario Minervini

Dario Minervini is researcher at the University of Naples, Dept. of Social Sciences. He teaches Environmental Sociology. His main research interests include the socio-material construction of sustainability, professionalism and gender studies. On these themes, he published articles and books.