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    Day 3: Wednesday 15 May

  • 09:00-17:00


    Full day side-event: European Climate Foundation Grantees meeting on Energy Democracy

    For European Climate Foundation grantees only

    Room: Praha & Plzeň (break-out sessions)

  • 09:30-11:00

    Workshop: Future funding opportunities

    Main Conference Hall


    In this workshop diverse funders will take the stage to pitch exciting opportunities for energy communities. This is a great chance to hear directly from the sources of support, learn about unique financing options, and find the perfect match to fuel your project's growth and impact.

    Workshop: Citizen-led Renovation

    Room: Telč


    The new EU's Buildings Directive includes a reference to energy communities, opening a new market for citizen-led initiatives. With the acceleration of the building renovations market, this workshop will teach you how to set up your own citizen-led renovation project.

  • 11:30-13:00

    Workshop: What's in a name? Energy Cooperatives or Energy Communities?

    For REScoop.eu members only



    At the end of 2019, the new directives of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package gave our members not one but two definitions for our REScoop.eu members; Renewable Energy Community (REC) and Citizen Energy Community (CEC).

    Ever since, the EU energy community concepts have evolved. In this workshop, together with the REScoop.eu members, we will consider this evolution, along with the direction we want our federation, as well as the EU energy community concepts, to evolve.

    Workshop: Beauty spot or transformative actor? Energy communities in a radical energy transition

    Room: Telč


    Energy coops have not yet reached their full potential as a democratising force of the energy sector. To change this, first, we will outline a radical alternative vision for the electricity sector. What is the market design, ownership structure, network development & operation, and flexibility provision that we should aim for?

    Second, we will discuss the prospective role of the energy community movement to transform the energy sector. How to move toward a democratic, just & decarbonised energy sector in collaboration with other transformative actors? To get closer to this change, we will explore the collaboration potentials with other actors, such as the wider cooperative movement (especially housing coops), pioneer municipalities, trade unions.

  • 13:00-14:00



  • 14:00-15:00


    Closing Session

    Main Conference Hall


    Join us for a festive closing of the European Energy Communities Forum!

  • 17:00-18:30


    REScoop.eu Annual General Assembly

    For REScoop.eu members only

    Main Conference Hall


    REScoop.eu warmly invites its members to participate in the Federation's Annual General Assembly to collectively look back at the past year and discuss what's to come.

  • 20:00-


    REScoop.eu and European Climate Foundation member dinner

    For REScoop.eu members and ECF grantees only


    Adress: Spojka Karlín