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08 Jun - 11 Jun

Grenoble, France

Biennale des villes en transition

Let’s revolutionise tomorrow In 2022, Grenoble has been chosen to hold the title of Green Capital of Europe. It was a springboard year for a […]

13 Jun

Cities and citizens for the win – learning from new dream teams for energy communities

Municipalities are key actors in empowering citizens in the energy transition and in the development of energy communities across Europe. At the same time, citizens […]

14 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

Solar Cities: Above and beyond rooftops

Cities are at the forefront of the energy transition. With three-fourths of the European population leaving in urban areas, the bulk of energy consumption is happening […]

19 Jun

Brussels, Belgium

Local authorities supporting energy communities: Sharing experience on citizen engagement

Participatory workshop organised by the LIFE_LETsGO4Climate project. REScoop.eu, Energy Cities and Centre Val-de-Loire Region are inviting you to a round table session on citizen engagement. […]

20 Jun

Mundo-madou, Av. des Arts 7/8, 1210 Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Inclusive energy services to fight energy poverty and empower citizens

Capacity-building for municipal energy entrepreneurs with a social purpose The event goes from 9:00-12:00 and will be followed by a little networking lunch! Why this workshop? […]

20 Jun

Let’s have a (climate-)friendly drink together in Brussels!

Reserved for Energy Cities’ members and partners. As part of our partnership with ACR+, this invitation is extended to ACR+ members. On the occasion of […]

EUSEW 2023 Community-proofing the EU energy system

Community-proofing the EU’s energy system by re-balancing roles and resources EU Sustainable Energy Week: Panel discussion from 4:30 to 6 pm The objective of this […]

27 Sep - 28 Sep

Kragujevac, Serbia

Community Solar Serbia

Two EU funded projects (SCCALE 203050 and Balkan Solar Roofs) have combined to ensure a 2 day peer-to-peer lab connecting citymakers and their civil society […]

17 Oct - 19 Oct

Modena, Province of Modena, Italy

Energy Cities’ Annual Forum & General Meeting

A unique moment in the year to create new links, renew our priorities and build the foundations for higher ambitions and collaborations! Redesign of cities […]

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REPowerEU: A closing window for energy democratisation


This briefing calls on policymakers to seize the opportunity of the ongoing revision of the Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs), as well as the drafting […]
Energy Communities in the spotlight

Energy Communities in the spotlight

19-21 June: events in Brussels focusing on locally-driven energy


You, too, want to see more energy players come to the market? You, too, think that citizens, municipalities and SMEs have an important role to […]
Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Get ready for the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Events & networking opportunities you should not miss!


Every year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings renewable energy practitioners, companies, academics, local governments representatives and civil society organisation to Brussels (and online!) […]
“These days banks are much more confident with renewable energy projects.”

“These days banks are much more confident with renewable energy projects.”

Interview with Ronald Korpershoek (Rabobank) and Jim Williame (Ecopower)


We wanted to understand what the energy transition has changed for the traditional banking sector. We talked to two guests to guide us through some of the basics for energy communities: how to get started, the different types of financing, how to make a bankable financial plan etc.  Jim Williame is from the Belgian citizen cooperative Ecopower and Ronald Korpershoek from Rabobank. Both know quite a bit about money and where a community-owned renewables project can find it.

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Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy aNd Transport Research Excellence

SSH CENTRE is a Horizon Europe project representing the cross-European Centre of Research Excellence for Climate-Energy-Mobility Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). The project will engage […]

LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

We support cities and citizens in creating their energy community.
LIFE LOOP – Local Ownership Of Power

Developing support mechanisms for energy communities and citizen-led initiatives in sustainable energy

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 […]