Energy Cities: Cities & Citizens Energy Forum – Heerlen, The Netherlands – 22-24 April 20202020-04-22 - 2020-04-24
If you are seeking to rethink the boundaries of our actions, or dreaming of a place to make your work visible and find new partners, the first Cities and Citizens Energy Forum is for you!
Energy Cities' annual conference will be more than 3 days of pleasant social gathering: the Forum should drive debates and provide inspiration to the participants and the hosting city. Energy Cities wants to be challenged by the local community!
During these 3 days, Energy Cities will:
- SHOW the progresses, the potentials, the diversity of local energy initiatives,
- SHARE solutions, failures, needs for new policies and legal frameworks,
- SHAKE the business as usual agenda, the EU agenda, and our own way of thinking!
If you are seeking to rethink the boundaries of local actions or dreaming of a place to make your work visible and find new partners, the first Cities and Citizens Energy Forum is for you.
What Energy Cities wants to achieve:
Energy Cities wants to show how vibrant the local energy initiatives are, by focusing on partnerships between municipalities and communities. Its members will demonstrate that the transition is happening! By exploring such partnerships, speakers will highlight positive actions that go beyond fighting and adapting to climate change, to reinvent local economies and policy making at local level.
Energy Cities aims at building this Forum with relevant partners, promoting best practices of cities and citizens energy partnerships to a wider audience. That is why the European network of energy cooperatives REScoop will be opening Energy Cities' conference and present some of their relevant projects from across Europe.
2020 will be the first year of the new European Commission: that is why Energy Cities invited the Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans. He will be back to his hometown to discuss the development of the new “European climate culture” he has been tasked with and will debate with Energy Cities members and participants in the conference.
Energy Cities turns 30!
This forum is for everyone, even though it targets active citizen and cities representatives in the first place. You can come to share your experiences, but also to shake your own city’s administration or to mobilize other actors.
Since 1990 Energy Cities is dedicated to defend a locally-driven energy transition! All participants are invited to celebrate this 30th anniversary!
Please follow the link to check the programme: https://forum.energy-cities.eu/programme/