The document presents the following:
1) Identification of current European regulation on energy efficiency and data privacy and security, which are in line with the context of the HOLISDER project;
2) Review of national energy profile and status of the energy market in each pilot site (Greece, United Kingdom, Finland and Serbia), and the national regulations in each pilot site regarding a) energy efficiency legislation, with emphasis in buildings, b) DR legislation, and c) data protection;
3) Particular social, cultural, ethical issues and challenges in the context of DR to design a highly effective consumer engagement framework, tackling the barriers and opportunities that stakeholders may face towards their participation in implicit and explicit DR schemes;
4) Implications of above analyses into the development, roll-out and evaluation of the HOLISDER project.