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21 Aug - 31 Aug

17th International Summer School: Clean energy – Solution for climate changes (South-East Europe focus)

The 17th International Summer School will be organized by the Sarajevo-based organisation REIC in collaboration with the financial support of the Central European Initiative (CEI). ​ Target participants​ Young policy-makers and […]

12 Sep

Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub – Launch of the Technical Assistance Programme

The Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub (RECAH) wil officially launch a programme of direct technical assistance to rural energy communities. The event will explain the […]

19 Sep - 29 Sep

Brussels, Belgium

European Sustainable Energy Week

This year, EUSEW takes a hybrid format, on the theme of ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’, with speakers and participants in Brussels and […]

#EUSEW: Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation

Achieving the objectives of REPowerEU as an answer to the current high energy prices and geopolitical context will require both technological and digital solutions, and […]

28 Sep

Boosting Energy Communities in the EU

If the EU is going to achieve its ambitious climate objectives, then we will need to massively increase our use of renewable forms of energy. […]

29 Sep

#EUSEW: Stronger together: community-based renewable energy projects for a just and green transition

The European Sustainable Energy Week will take place soon! Bioenergy Europe, Energy Cities and Solar Heat Europe therefore invite you to our joint session on […]

#EUSEW: Local solutions to the energy crisis: empowering citizens through renewable energy communities

Achieving the objectives of the Fit for 55 package and the RePowerEU initiative will require a tremendous mobilisation of all actors in the energy sector, […]

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Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Balancing unjust power relations through energy communities

Interview with Katharina Habersbrunner, Head of sustainable energy and climate solutions at WECF


More and more people build relationships with each other, as a community, to drive energy projects. For this episode we wanted to know what it needs to spark such initiatives, how we can bring more women into it and what all this has to do with taking risks.
Trailblazers putting energy back in local hands

Trailblazers putting energy back in local hands

How can cities ramp up community energy?


During a webinar, 3 city experts have shared how they managed to avoid the NIMBY phenomenon, how they engaged the community and “massaged” public support by focusing on more than just dividends. 
Why did we, as local elected representatives, sign the #LocalStaff4Climate manifesto? 


Cities do not lack climate ambition, but they lack human resources. This is the message of Philippe Guelpa-Bonaro Vice-President of the Metropolis of Lyon (France), […]
Making cities climate-proof starts with investing in people
Report on business models for poverty-alleviating and inclusive energy services

Report on business models for poverty-alleviating and inclusive energy services

Strenghts and weaknesses of five different business models


Can we design energy services that help those people living more decent lives and therefore tackle energy poverty in the long-term? The overview business model by business model aims at helping local and regional authorities navigate through the diversity of options and to design their value proposition for energy services with a social purpose.

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Energy Communities Repository

Launched by the European Commission, the Energy Communities Repository aims to support and monitor energy communities’ activities across Europe, within the framework of a just […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]



Capacity building for cities and regions - from learning to action!

A capacity-building programme on innovative financing, by and for EU cities and regions



Hubs of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Transformation of Historic Urban Areas

HUB-IN promotes urban transformation and regeneration of historic urban areas (HUA) using as main catalyst the innovation and entrepreneurship, while preserving the unique identity of […]