Partnering organisations

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    Architects’ Council of Europe

    Founded in 1990, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at the European level. ACE aims to advance architecture as a strategy for innovation and a driver for prosperity and greater well-being for all. Its membership currently consists of 43 Member Organisations, which are the regulatory and professional representative bodies in all EU Member States, accession countries and other countries with a special status in relation to the EU. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of around 600 000 architects from 31 countries in Europe.

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    AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association

    The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector. It aims to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Founded in 1990, AEBIOM is a non-profit Brussels-based international organisation that brings together around 30 national associations and 90 companies from across Europe, thus representing more than 4000 indirect members.

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    The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

    The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest. It aims to promote and support the competitive development of the sector. ASD's membership is composed of major European aerospace and defence companies and national associations. In 2015, over 3000 aeronautics, space and defence companies in these countries employed more than 847 700 people and generated a turnover of EUR 222 billion.

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    European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED)

    CECED is a Brussels-based trade association that provides a single, consensual voice for the home appliance industry in Europe. It has 20 Direct Members and 26 National Associations, covering 25 countries. CECED promotes the industry’s general mission to increase product innovation, while reducing the environmental impact of appliances. Innovation in home appliances can advance sustainable lifestyles and offer financial rewards for consumers, while making a strong contribution towards a secure, flexible and climate‐friendly European energy policy – starting within the home and tapping into the potential of the combined presence of all home appliances present within Europe’s 200 million households.

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    CEN- European Committee for Standardization
    CENELEC- European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

    CEN and CENELEC are recognized by the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as European Standardization Organizations responsible for developing standards related to a wide range of materials, processes, products and services. The members of CEN and CENELEC are the National Standardization Bodies and National Electrotechnical Committees of 34 European countries. European Standards and other standardization deliverables that have been adopted by CEN and CENELEC are accepted and recognized in all of these countries. The organizations also work to promote the international alignment of standards in the framework of technical cooperation agreements with ISO and the IEC.

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    Climate Alliance

    For more than 25 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With some 1700 members spread across 26 European countries, Climate Alliance is the world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets: each member city, town and district has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 % every five years. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.

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    Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
    Icelandic Association of Local Authorities (SAMBAND)
    Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)
    Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
    Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

    The national Local Government Associations of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden represent their members at European level, working closely together in the House of Municipalities, Brussels where our European umbrella organisation, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), also resides. Together we represent over 1000 municipalities which work to support sustainable energy solutions in new and innovative ways – whether by testing new solutions in transport, looking at alternative fuel sources or connecting rural and peripheral areas.

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    EASE – European Association for Storage of Energy

    The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community and actively promotes the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide. It supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system. EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information and supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.

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    ESMIG – The European Smart Energy Solution Providers

    ESMIG represents European companies which provide products, information technology and services for multi-commodity metering, display and management of energy consumption and production at consumer premises. These products and services enable:

    • better outage detection
    • customised tariffs and accurate bills
    • a precise overview of consumption and manageable demand.

    They provide the crucial ingredients in smart consumer energy management: accurately measuring, transferring and processing energy-related data while ensuring it is relevant, safe and reliable to make energy cleaner, more affordable and more reliable.

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    eu.ESCO is the European Association of Energy Services Companies. Its key missions are: promoting energy performance contracting as the economically sustainable solution for improving the energy performance in existing buildings; acting as a catalyst for the industry`s best business practices; and maintaining regular interaction between the relevant stakeholders to increase the transparency, trustworthiness and business impact of EPC. eu.ESCO’s vision is "a world where energy performance contracting is recognised by public authorities as one of the key tools for energy efficiency in buildings"

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    European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)

    The European Alliance to Save Energy was established in December 2010 by some of Europe’s leading multinational companies. The Alliance creates a platform from which its companies (1E, Danfoss, Ingersoll Rand, Kingspan, Knauf Insulation, Oracle Utilities, Philips Lighting, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Veolia) can join with politicians and thought leaders to ensure the voice of energy efficiency is heard from across the business and political community. EU-ASE members have operations across the 28 Member States of the European Union, employ over 340 000 people in Europe and have an aggregated annual turnover of EUR 115 billion.

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    EFIEES - European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services

    EFIEES, the European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services, represents private companies ensuring an overall management of energy demand to end-users (energy efficiency service companies – EESCs). These companies provide operational maintenance and management of equipment of their industrial, tertiary and residential customers, collective or individual, public and private, operating particularly in sports facilities, schools, hospitals as well as district heating networks, with the aim to increase their energy savings and overall efficiency. EFIEES’ members are present in 12 EU Member States and account for EUR 30 billion turnover annually, representing about 130 000 jobs.

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    ICLEI Europe

    ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – is a global network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development. ICLEI in Europe provides its members with a voice on the European and international stage, a platform to connect with peers and the tools to drive positive environmental, economic and social change. With over 50 urban sustainability and communication professionals based in Freiburg and Brussels, ICLEI Europe works closely with local and regional governments to mobilise resources and build partnerships to advance sustainable development.

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    IDEAS Platform

    IDEAS is an informal multi-stakeholder platform for advocates of demand-side flexibility to come together and exchange ideas on how to:

    • Improve energy efficiency
    • Develop new business models
    • Empower consumers
    • Address security of supply and competitiveness
    • Support a cost-efficient integration of renewable energy sources.

    IDEAS aims to contribute to the development and implementation of European policies and initiatives to drive the deployment of flexible demand side resources, in support of the EU’s goals on energy and climate, security of supply and competitiveness.

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    IEA Bioenergy Task 41 Special Project on Bio-CCS

    The IEA Bioenergy Task 41 Special Project on Bio-CCS and Bio-CCU is a cooperation project with the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. The purpose of the special project is to shed light on what role Bio-CCS can play in the efforts to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions and how to boost Bio-CCS and Bio-CCU initiatives in the member countries. The main focus of the project is on the urgent challenges that Bio-CCS poses. The special project has been set up to fully define concepts of Bio-CCS and Bio-CCU, and to define their realistic significance in the medium and long term.

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    IFIEC Europe – International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers

    IFIEC Europe represents the interests of industrial energy users in Europe, for whom energy is a significant component of production costs and a key for competitiveness in their activities in both Europe and throughout the world. IFIEC Europe was founded on the belief that competitive energy supply, responsible use of energy and consumer choice and flexibility are the necessary ground rules for competitive and sustainable industrial activity in Europe.

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    InnoEnergy supports innovation at every stage of the sustainable energy journey, from the classroom to the end-customer. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets. We work in three essential areas of the innovation mix:

    • Education, to create an ambitious workforce that understands the demands of sustainability and the needs of industry
    • Innovation projects, bringing together ideas, inventors and industry to create commercially attractive technologies that deliver real results to customers
    • Business Creation Services, supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups that expand Europe’s energy ecosystem with their innovative offerings.
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    REE · Red Eléctrica de España

    Red Eléctrica is the transmission system operator (TSO) of the Spanish electricity system. Red Eléctrica’s mission is to guarantee the correct functioning of the electricity system and to ensure the continuity and security of the electricity supply at all times. It operates under the principles of neutrality, transparency, and independence, with the aim of providing a secure, efficient electricity service of maximum quality for society as a whole.

  • Logo was set up in 2013 as a Belgian non-profit association. It empowers citizens and cooperatives in their fight for energy democracy by:

    • Representing the voice of citizens and renewable energy cooperatives to European policy makers.
    • Supporting the start-up of new REScoops. We provide them with useful tools and put them in contact with our network of mentors.
    • Providing services to the European REScoops. We are currently working on financing, IT, e-car sharing and academic research.
    • Promoting the REScoop business model throughout Europe and beyond.
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    European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP)

    The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors – including related industries such as district heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, and hybrid systems – to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling. Today only 18 % of the heating and cooling (H&C) demand is generated by renewable energy sources (RES). A special effort is needed to stimulate the transformation of the H&C sector successfully. The European Commission has recognised the need for stronger activities in the H&C sector.

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    SolarPower Europe

    SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing more than 200 organisations active along the whole solar value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe. SolarPower Europe’s key objectives are to:

    • Position solar-based energy solutions with policymakers at the European and national levels of influence
    • Produce thought-leading energy market analysis
    • Ensure that solar-based energy solutions have access to financing and funding across Europe
    • Effectively communicate the benefits of solar power through all relevant communication channels
    • Effectively coordinate business opportunities for members.
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    Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy

    “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy” is a project by the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation in cooperation with the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft. Throughout Europe it enables young people to monitor, inform themselves and debate about European energy policy. Three focus countries, France, Poland and Germany will each host an international youth forum in the project timeline from 2015 until 2017 involving over 100 young participants each from all over Europe. In 2015 the Academic Power Shifts Forum in Lyon, France, hosted 120 participants from 26 European countries for seven days. Warsaw, Poland followed in October 2016 with 130 participants from 30 countries and the German conference will be organised in Heidelberg from August 9 – 16, 2017. At EUSEW, they will be compiling viewpoints on the future of energy in Europe at the workshop "Youth on Energy" on 18-20 June in the Charlemagne. These results will be presented in a preliminary manner at EUSEW and at the end of the year to the aforementioned project’s patron Vice-President Šefčovič.

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    European Youth Parliament (EYP)

    The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting.  As a network of independent associations, EYP is present in 40 European countries and organises almost 600 events every year. The EYP network organises almost 1.500 days of EYP activity every year, involving close to 35.000 participants. Thousands of young people are active as volunteers all over Europe, making EYP a programme truly for young people, by young people. The EYP’s mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to become open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. At EUSEW, EYP will be hosting a workshop "Youth on Energy" that gathers 20 young people from around Europe in the Charlemagne on 18-20 June to offer their perspective on the future of energy in Europe.