Phasing out fossil fuels to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 offers a unique opportunity to transform our energy systems for a more socially fair and democratic EU. Diverse forms of citizen involvement and engagement in energy projects are already surging across the EU, including many energy poverty alleviation activities within communities.
The upcoming European elections are a good opportunity to highlight innovative solutions that could help mainstream social inclusion in the energy transition in a more coherent and comprehensive way. This hybrid event, co-organised with the , will gather input from the and projects, as well as from a variety of stakeholders, to set the scene for an inclusive and democratic European Green Deal 2.0.
- Francisco Guerreiro, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)
- Dora Biondani, Senior Project Coordinator, Energy Poverty Advisory Hub
- Heleen Schockaert, Project Manager, REScoop
- Máirtín Ó Méalóid, General Manager of Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative
- Karin Thalberg, Research Fellow, EU Energy Policy, Jacques Delors Institute
- Klervi Kerneïs, Research Fellow, EU Energy Policy, Jacques Delors Institute
Moderator: Maria Santos, Community Energy & Renewables Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe
The event will take place both in person and online.
- energy transition | self-sufficiency in energy
- Tuesday 20 February 2024, 10:15 - 12:00 (CET)
- Brussels, Belgium