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Get involved in EUSEW 2022: Your guide to shaping Europe’s energy transition

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The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) returns on 26-30 September 2022, with plenty of opportunities for individuals and associations across Europe to contribute and be part of the conversations. This year’s event, under the theme ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’, will take a hybrid format, with both participants and speakers attending online and onsite in Brussels.

Whether you want to take an active role in shaping policy discussions, shine a light on a project you are working on, celebrate work in renewable energy at the Awards, or form new connections within the sustainable energy community, EUSEW 2022 has something for you.

Check out the different options for participation and make a note of the different deadlines to make sure you get involved:

If you are ..... then why not ...
A policymaker, an organisation, or an association in sustainable energyApply to host a policy session
An individual or group with a great new initiative in green energy, or you know someone who isApply to or nominate someone for the European Sustainable Energy Awards
An SME, researcher, or representative from an EU-funded projectHost and Energy Talk or a stand at the Energy Fair
Planning to host event on sustainable energy in your communityRegister a Sustainable Energy Day

1. LEAD IN-DEPTH POLICY DISCUSSIONS: ORGANISE A SESSION AT THE POLICY CONFERENCE

Policy sessions at the hybrid event will bring together voices from the frontline of Europe’s energy transition to debate and discuss policy priorities, goals and next steps around the theme of ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’. Since 2022 is the European Year of Youth, specific sessions for and/or by a young audience (Youth Policy Labs) will also take place. Applications that involve organisations working with youth, or put a specific emphasis on issues affecting young people, are particularly welcome.

Who? Policymakers within public institutions, organisations and associations working in the field of sustainable energy and renewables as well as those acting as multipliers, with a widespread network of contacts across Europe, can apply for the call to organise a policy session or an Youth Policy Labs.

When? The deadline for the call for sessions has now passed, and no further applications will be accepted. Applicants can expect to be informed about whether their session has been accepted by mid-May.

 

2. CELEBRATE CLEAN ENERGY PIONEERS: APPLY FOR THE EUSEW AWARDS OR NOMINATE A CANDIDATE

The EUSEW community would not be what it is today without the inspiring individuals sparking concrete, ambitious changes across the continent. This year’s Award categories celebrate inspiring innovators, women, young people and local actors who are making a real difference. If you are working on a project or initiative worth highlighting, or know someone else who is, the EUSEW Awards are for you!

Who? Award winners in previous editions of EUSEW are organisations, consortiums, entrepreneurs, campaigners,researchers, politicians, start-uppers, and industry representatives leading great initiatives in the energy field.

Note that the Awards categories each have their own eligibility criteria, so make sure you check the guidelines when they are published. 

When? The deadline for the call for Awards has now passed, and no further applications will be accepted. Applicants can expect to be informed about whether they have been selected as a finalist by mid-June.

 

3. MEET LIKEMINDED INDIVIDUALS AT THE NETWORKING VILLAGE: HOST AN ENERGY TALK OR A STAND AT THE ENERGY FAIR

Looking to meet new collaborators in the clean energy community? Got an idea, project or opportunity you are keen to share with others? The Networking Village is designed to foster these connections and introduce you to people who share your energy and enthusiasm for making the green transition a success.

Energy Talks give you the chance to dive into a hot topic that you are working on in renewable energy. They are an opportunity to spotlight your work and interact with the audience. They are ‘pills of knowledge’ in a short format, similar to TED Talks, where people join to learn something new or want to know more about, with a focus on very innovative technologies or ideas.

A stand at the Energy Fair allows you to showcase your project, organisation or initiative and to engage with attendees both in a physical and online format. 

Who? The Energy Talks and the Energy Fair are an ideal fit for SMEs, researchers, representatives from EU-funded projects and anyone who wants to connect with an engaged and niche audience.

When? The call is accepting applications from 3 May to 15 June 2022.

The deadline to apply to host an Energy Talk or a stand at the Energy Fair has now passed, and no further applications will be accepted.

 

4. CONNECT AND ENGAGE YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: REGISTER A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY

Are you planning an event in the coming months that engages with the green transition? Registering it as a Sustainable Energy Day allows you to highlight your work and attract new audiences via our interactive map. Community-oriented events are encouraged, and can include a range of different formats, including discussions, conferences, lectures, tours, and roundtables: the sky is the limit. 

Sustainable Energy Days can take place from June to September in online, physical or hybrid formats.

Who? Sustainable Energy Days of previous EUSEW editions have been organised by local associations, regional networks, independent enterprises, researchers, educational establishments and more. Sustainable Energy Days can take place anywhere around the world, provided that they address a topic related to Europe.

When? The call is accepting applications from 26 April to 16 September 2022.

REGISTER NOW!