The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) consists of a series of activities across Europe promoting secure, clean and efficient energy. It brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union. Launched in 2007 by the European Commission, EUSEW was organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) for several editions, and as of 1 April 2021 is organised by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), in close cooperation with the Directorate-General for Energy.
No, everyone is welcome! The EUSEW Policy Conference in Brussels and Sustainable Energy Days around the world attract energy experts and agencies, policymakers, private companies, NGOs, industry associations and the media. Each edition has a different overall theme or focus, but broadly, the goal is to engage everyone with a stake and interest in helping the EU meet its energy and climate goals, including energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.
The EUSEW 2023 Policy Conference will be hosted in a hybrid format with speakers and attendees in Brussels and online on 20-22 June 2023.
The two Brussels venues are located in the European Quarter a short walk from the Brussels Schuman train and metro station:
📍 European Commission Charlemagne building: Wetstraat/Rue de la Loi, 170. 1040 Brussels, Belgium
📍 Martin’s Brussels EU: Boulevard Charlemagne 80, Brussels 1000, Belgium
To reach the venues from Brussels Zuid/Gare du Midi train station (approx. 20 minutes by public transport):
Take metro line 2 (direction Elisabeth), change at Kunst-Wet/Arts-Lois and take metro line 1 (direction Stokkel/Hermann-Debroux) getting off at Schuman station.
Or, take the direct train to Schuman station: check the passenger information boards or the SNCB website/app for trains stopping at Brussels Schuman.
To reach the venues from Brussels Airport Zaventem (16-30 minutes by public transport):
Walk to the Brussels Airport train station, located in level –1 of the airport complex. Refer to the passenger information boards or the SNCB website/app for trains stopping at Brussels Schuman. Board the train with a valid ticket and disembark at Brussel-Schuman.
Or take bus 12 from Brussels airport with a valid ticket and disembark at Schuman stop.
Note that travel time and available connections depend on the public transport schedule and time of day. Kindly refer to the MIVB/STIB (Bus and Metro) and NMBS (train) websites and apps for real-time information.
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Registrations for the hybrid Policy Conference are now open, make sure to sign up to save your spot!
There are no eligibility criteria for participating in the EUSEW Policy Conference. The event is open to everyone with an interest in sustainable energy.
The EUSEW Secretariat issues a call for submissions several months before the annual EUSEW Policy Conference. After the call has closed, the submissions are checked against the eligibility criteria and assessed by European Commission staff and an external technical committee, comprising experts from different fields of sustainable energy.
The final nominees in each category are selected by a high-level jury, with the winners decided via an online public vote and announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place in Brussels on 20 June 2023.
A wide range of profiles and initiatives can apply for a EUSEW Award. Over the years, the EUSEW Awards have attracted public figures and activists, citizen-led sustainable energy-awareness programmes, public schemes promoting energy-saving buildings and private firms leading the way in green tech, carbon-neutral manufacturing, and much more.
The online public vote for the Awards has now closed. Winners of the three categories will be announced at the EUSEW Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 20 June 2023.
The finalists for the three different Awards categories have now been announced. Learn about how they are contributing to Europe's energy transition and find out who wins on 20 June 2023.
The hybrid Policy Conference will host an Energy Fair which offers opportunities for onsite participants to connect with fellow professionals and energy enthusiasts.
The Energy Fair is a special feature of the European Sustainable Energy Week. It gives participants the chance to foster social connections and share information by bringing together key players in the field of sustainable energy.
The Fair is composed of interactive stands presenting initiatives in renewable energy, where stand organisers can also run brief pitches presenting innovative solutions or demonstrating a project. There will be a website announcing the organisations present at the venue, but all interaction will happen onsite.
The Energy Fair takes place in Brussels throughout the European Sustainable Energy Week on 20-22 June 2023.
The organisations present at the venue are listed on the event platform, but all interaction will happen onsite.
No, you have to cover your own travel/accommodation costs to be present at the venue.
Sustainable Energy Days take place anywhere around the world from March to June 2023.