The need for citizens to have access to renewable energy sources in Europe is growing and there is a need for them to actively contribute to the transition to a just and democratic energy system. Within this framework, the European Citizen Energy Academy (EUCENA) and Compile projects are organising a 3-day Summer School in Thessaloniki, Greece, which will take place from Tuesday 28 June to Thursday 30 June 2022.
INZEB is co-organiser of the event and will share ideas and solutions on the P2.1 session, regarding the phenomenon of energy poverty, talking about how citizen energy projects can secure access to clean and affordable energy.
The CONGREGATE project will support the event and will present the case study of the Municipality of Pavlos Melas, Greece, under the P3.1 session, concerning the feasibility studies that are being developed in the framework of the project for the establishment of public-private renewable energy cooperatives in the projects’ pilot countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic).
On the last day of the Summer School, there will be an optional trip to Halkidiki, which will include a field trip to the solar park of the energy community WEnCoop. Alice Corovessi, Managing Director, INZEB and Vice President of WenCoop, will share information on the implementation of a solar park and the benefits of being an energy community member.
Through this summer school, citizens, community leaders, institutions, municipalities and supporting organisations, coming from Balkan countries, will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge, and good practices between them and making the first step in creating a Balkan Community Energy Network through a growing community of practitioners/ambassadors, which is the objective of the summer school.
For more information on the event and the agenda, click here.