Be a part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an initiative of the European Commission, first took place in 2006. Today, it is coordinated by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.
EU Sustainable Energy Week showcases activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. It is designed to spread best practices, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.
Our aim is to form a bigger picture out of multiple individual efforts to motivate change through a varied programme of events.
What is an Energy Day?
An Energy Day is defined as a not-for-profit event, activity, project, exhibition or display that promotes energy efficiency or renewable energy. Activities such as exhibitions, conferences, online events, performances, guided tours, open door days, workshops, media campaigns and concerts are all eligible.
Do energy efficiency and renewable energy matter to you?
If energy efficiency and renewable energy are important to you, then you are a potential Energy Day organiser. Organisers of previous Energy Days include:
- Regional authorities;
- Business organisations, chambers of commerce;
- Associations, citizen groups and NGOs
- Research centres and think tanks.
Five good reasons to get involved:
- Raise the profile and improve the image of your organisation, town, city or region
- Be part of a European movement
- Spread your sustainable energy technologies and practices
- Attract media attention and make headlines
- Receive additional visibility and support for your event from the EUSEW Secretariat.
Looking for examples of Energy Days? EUSEW 2012 Energy Days
Covenant of Mayors signatories: be part of EUSEW and organise your Energy Days!
Reaching out and making contact at the local level is an excellent way to mobilise and involve citizens and local stakeholders in sustainable energy policy.
By signing up to the Covenant of Mayors, local authorities commit to reducing their CO2 emissions by at least 20 % across their territories. Covenant signatories commit to organising a local Energy Day once per year to engage citizens and local stakeholders in meeting this challenge.
Full support from the EUSEW is available – the contact person for Covenant
How to take part in the Awards
Do you manage a best practice energy project? Would you like to share it and get both media attention and recognition from the European Commission? If so, the Awards competition is made for you! Launched by the European Commission in 2005, both the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards and the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award provide an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding and innovative projects in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transport.
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