|founded in the year||2007|
|address||Unstrutweg 2, 07743 Jena|
|Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties).||Climate Change Skeptics|
EIKE (Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie e.V.) is a German Think Tank dealing with policy issues related to climate change. They are widely known to be climatesceptical. EIKE is strictly opposing the general consent that human activities are contributing to climate change consequences. In their point of view, Climate Change only serves governments to patronize the economy and its populations. EIKE is an association that pools people from different backgrounds, e.g. political party members (FDP, CDU, SPD), natural scientists, social scientists, economists, journalists and engineers. They do not have official employees or a local office.
The Think Tank is financed by the contributions of its members and donations.
Unstrutweg 2, 07743 Jena
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.
Members are not actively engaged in the institution, but have some rights (participation in certain events...). Sometimes members have to pay extensive yearly fees.
platform for discussion and scientific publication; public education;
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.