Communities and people across Europe are coming together to learn from each other. The citizen energy networks want to join forces to build Europe’s future energy system that needs to be sustainable, 100% renewable, socially fair and owned and controlled by local communities and people.
Acknowledge Energy Communities
For the first time, the Clean Energy Package introduces the concepts of Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) into EU legislation. The transposition of the relevant Clean Energy Package provisions relating to RECs and CECs must be effectively transposed in national law.
The future of the Energiewende
German Citizen Energy has a rich history that needs to be respected and recognised. In April, the Renewable Energy Act will celebrate its 20th birthday. This is an opportunity to further develop the conditions for the citizen energy movement in Germany. Let's celebrate the involvement of citizens in the Energy Transition, in Germany and across Europe.
The European Citizen Energy Conference will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of April 2020.
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KEY NOTES - The vision of an Energy Union with citizens at its core
The Clean Energy for all Europeans package brings the role of European citizens into the spotlight of the energy transition. Citizen from across Europe have been taking the measure of the climate challenge. Our movement is now stronger than ever, but the work is only beginning. What can governments do to support citizens ? Where is the movement heading in 2020 and on the road to 2030 ? Those are the questions that will be discussed by our high level keynotes.
PANEL 1 - The citizen energy story in Europe
As we are celebrating the 20 years of the German Renewable Energy Act, we are taking stock of the growth of the movement. Despite taking a significant space in European and national policy spaces recently, Community Energy does not forget its humble beginnings and the pioneers that started it all. This first panel is dedicated to hearing, telling and re-examining the stories of our movement.
PANEL 2 - The implementation of the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package
The Clean Energy for all Europeans legislative package brought forward significant changes in European energy law and opened doors to communities and citizens to be recognized in their action for a fair, renewable and decentralized energy transition. We will discuss how this legislation is being implemented across Europe, both in terms of transposition and concrete implementation in communities. Our expert panel from all corners of Europe will give us an idea of the positive steps taken and barriers produced in Member States currently.
PANEL 3 - Bridging the gaps to an inclusive citizen energy movement
The Community Energy transition is inclusive or not at all. Our movement is growing and with this growth comes challenges of ensuring that all citizens are participating and benefiting. This panel will discuss solutions to ensure that we take into consideration the gaps of our movement : rural vs urban, gender, origin, age and income.
PANEL 4 - Citizens and Municipalities - partners and solutions
Stronger together: a local transition will need to involve all stakeholders. Municipalities are natural allies of the community energy movement. What are the most efficient forms of collaborations, and how to create a win-win situation with local governments? Those are some of the questions that our panelists will discuss.
Direct translation will be available for all Keynotes and Panels in English and German.
A full range of workshops will take place on Friday (24/04) and Saturday (25/04). Places are limited and pre-registration is required for these workshops. Reserve your space for workshops when you register for the conference. Some of those workshops will be held in English language [EN], others in German language [DE].
Translation will not be provided during the workshops.
Instead of the workshops, the participants can also join site visits. Site visits last the entire morning.
24th of April
The site visit is described at the end of the workshops list.
25th of April
The site visit is described at the end of the workshops list.
WECF / BBEn
City of Frankfurt am Main
Cooperativa de Energie
Ana Rita Antunes
Miriam Rodriguez Ruiz
Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition
Where can I find accommodations in Frankfurt am Main ?
The DJH Youth Hostel is only the venue for our conference and does not provide hotel rooms/dorm beds during the conference due to another group booking. However, we pre-reserved hotel rooms/dorm beds in the following three hotels. You can book a hotel room or a dorm bed there by indicating the respective password. Please make sure to book the room/dorm bed within the deadline the hotels gave us. The number of available beds are also limited, so do not wait too long.
Hotel Miramar Frankfurt "Golden Mile"
Berliner Str. 31
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 69 9203970
Single room: 89 Euro incl. breakfast
This offer is available until: 23.03.20
Fleming's Express Hotel
Poststraße 8 (directly at Frankfurt Main Station)
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 69 27391-0
Single room: 79 Euro incl. breakfast
double room: 99 Euro incl. breakfast
This offer is available until: 26.03.20
A&O Hostel Frankfurt Galluswarte
Mainzer Landstr. 226-230
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 69 2691503400
Dorm bed: 23 Euro incl. breakfast
Password: BÜNDNIS BÜRGERENERGIE E.V.
This offer is available until: 27.02.20
Will there be catering on site ?
We offer Lunch on Friday and Saturday as well as coffee, drinks and snacks throughout the conference. Dinner on Thursday is not part of the program. Dinner on Friday requires a corresponding booking.
What is the program for the Reception of Friday the 24th ?
The reception will start at 19:00 and finish at 23:00. The program will be communicated before the conference. It will include finger food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The reception is accessible through an additional registration and a fee.
Every year, the European community energy network gathers to exchange knowledge and share stories. ECEC2020 is the largest citizen energy event in Europe!
Please find below all the relevant information about our citizen energy conference.
European REScoops will meet in Frankfurt
The largest citizen energy conference of Europe
At the end of April, the European citizen energy network will gather at the DJH Youth Hostel in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to discuss, network and learn from community energy leaders, and participate in dynamic forward looking workshops. This three days conference is hosted by REScoop.eu in partnership with Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V (BBEn), DGRV and the INTERREG ECCO project. This year’s conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities for energy communities that come along with the recently adopted Clean Energy for All Europeans package.
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