Organized by: EUCENA project, COMPILE project
The citizen energy movement is evolving all over Europe, crystalizing the need for citizens and local communities to access renewable and affordable energy, such as solar and wind energy, and to contribute actively to the transition to a just, democratic and inclusive energy system across Europe.
This summer school will foster networking at the Balkan level and cross-country exchange of ideas, tools, knowledge, and good practices. It will also begin consolidating the community energy movement in Eastern Europe, where citizen energy is just developing, and foster collaboration with partners from Central Europe and Western Europe, which already has a strong tradition of citizen energy.
The overarching objective of the summer school is to start forming a Balkan Community Energy Network through a growing community of practitioners/ambassadors and to support the growth of energy communities in the Eastern region of Europe.
The key themes of the training are networking, capacity building and knowledge transfer.
If you are interested in participating in the summer school, you can send your application through the link below.
Due to limited venue capacity, not all applications will be successful. Applicants will be chosen on a range of criteria including, but not limited to, country of origin, gender and background. Successful applicants are expected to stay for the whole 3-day duration of the summer school.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The application period for national and international applicants closed on 09/05/2022. Only applicants located in Thessaloniki can still apply.
Session: Informal get together meeting (prior to the official
launch of the summer school)
Description: Welcome Space
Session: PLENARY 1
Description: Summer school opening session
Description: Gender justice
Challenges and proposals
Co-organizers (tentative): REScoop.eu, WECF
Description: Just transition in coal regions
Description: Energy poverty
Securing access to clean and affordable energy through
citizen energy projects: challenges, ideas and solutions
Co-organizers (tentative): University of West Attica,
RESCOOP.eu, WECF, INZEB
Description: Energy markets and the role of citizens
How do electricity and gas markets work? Is there room for
citizen energy initiatives?
Co-organizers (tentative): SmartRue Lab (Technical
University of Athens), REScoop.eu (REScoop VPP team)
Description: Citizen energy and the role of Municipalities
Description: Social impacts of citizen energy projects
Understanding and measuring the social impacts of citizen
Co-organizers (tentative): Heinrich Boll Stiftung,