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 key element of the Week is the three-day Policy Conference. The EUSEW 2023 Policy Conference will be hosted in a hybrid format in Brussels on 20-22 June 2023. The Policy Conference is complemented by various networking activities.
Registrations for the hybrid Policy Conference will launch in 2023 - stay tuned!
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 will be 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 in 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 hybrid Policy Conference will host an Energy Fair which offers opportunities 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.
There will be a website announcing the organisations present at the venue, but all interaction will happen onsite.