ENERGY DEMOCRACY UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Antonia Proka and Stavroula Pappa [REScoop.eu]: For the Balkans
Vedad Suljić [Regional Education and Information Center – REIC]: For Bosnia- Herzegovina
Dimitris Kitsikopoulos [Electra Energy Cooperative]: For Greece
Srgjan Vidoeski For North Macedonia
Visar Azemi [Balkan Green Foundation]: For the Balkans

 

Within the frame of the Energy Democracy Dialogues initiative, the “Energy Democracy under the Microscope” online event, organised by INZEB and Electra Energy and in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece and REScoop.euis taking place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021 at 15.00-17.00 CEST.

Wednesday 13 October 2021:

Exploring Energy Democracy. The worldwide dimension.

Thursday 14 October 2021:

Energy Democracy in the Balkans: Citizens’ and local communities’ role.

 

The main topics to be discussed and addressed during the two days of the online event are:

 How can Energy Democracy be described in terms of goals and what are the specific actions needed that could enhance the movement in global, regional, and national levels?

 Are there overarching and secondary goals, and if yes, how those are reflected in various regional  contexts?

 Can Energy Democracy goals guide the national energy policy designs and what are the requirements for this action? Can national energy policies linked-up with the national social policies?

 What are the available policy instruments worldwide that support the Energy Democracy movement? If those exist, are there concrete outcomes resulting the implementation of those policy instruments?

 What is the role of energy innovation in such social movements?

 What is the role of Energy Democracy advocates and what is the role of citizens and communities? 

 Is there an interrelation between energy democracy and gender equality? How is it addressed?

The event will be held in English, using the ZOOM platform.

The event is realized with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation offices in Sarajevo and Belgrade, as well as CONGREGATE – Building Renovation and Renewable Energy Cooperatives and EUCENA – European Citizen Energy Academy.

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