Sustainable Energy Days are events that take place anywhere around the world, promoting clean energy and energy efficiency. In the current context of the energy transition and independence of the energy supply, every Sustainable Energy Day is an opportunity to inspire behavioural changes and innovation towards meeting energy and climate goals in the EU and around the world.
These events take place between March and June 2023, exploring a variety of topics in sessions of different formats and durations.
You can be creative! A Sustainable Energy Day event might concentrate on awareness-raising, be centred on a specific activity, or focus on a particular technology or policy. It may choose to address a local community or even an entire region. Sustainable Energy Days can take place in public or private buildings, as well as outdoors or online. Past events took place in locations such as schools, parks, town halls, factories and conference centres.
In the context of the European Year of Skills, events tackling upskilling European citizens for a clean energy transition are particularly encouraged.
Sustainable Energy Days are a key component of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. They highlight the work done in the field of sustainable energy at the local, regional and national levels.
Organising a Sustainable Energy Day gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and debate solutions with your community, decision-makers and the public, and show how your organisation is playing an active role in achieving the EU’s energy and climate goals.
By registering your event as a Sustainable Energy Day, it becomes part of the European Sustainable Energy Week and it will be further highlighted on the EUSEW website. You will gain online visibility by sharing your event on the EUSEW website and you can use the EUSEW-branded materials from the Sustainable Energy Day organiser toolkit to promote your event online.
Please note that the branded materials have guidelines which must be adhered to, and that the misuse of the elements provided may be considered to be fraudulent use, subjecting your event to revision by the European Commission, and the possible removal of the event as Sustainable Energy Day. If you are a regular Sustainable Energy Day organiser who has participated in past editions of EUSEW, we advise you to use the materials newly made available and remove any from previous editions.
Anyone can organise a Sustainable Energy Day and it can be targeted towards any audience as long as the activity clearly highlights the importance of clean energy and energy efficiency. As 2023 is the European Year of Skills, Sustainable Energy Days around this theme (investing in training, upskilling people, helping to make the energy transition understandable for all generations) will be especially relevant. A Sustainable Energy Day can be organised by educational institutions, public bodies, energy agencies, trade or industry organisations, businesses, NGOs, EU project partners, associations or networks or citizens.
Sustainable Energy Days should:
- take place in March, April, May or June 2023
- be held locally
- be non-profit/have no admission fees
- attract a minimum of 10 participants.
Sustainable Energy Days may also be part of an existing project, programme or promotional activity with branding of its own, but still taking part in this campaign.
When you register your Sustainable Energy Day, you first need to create an account on the EUSEW live event platform. You can then register your Sustainable Energy Day by completing the online registration form. The information provided in the form should be in English, even if the event will take place in another language.
You may register more than one Sustainable Energy Day, and it is also possible to indicate on your registration form if your event takes place in different locations and/or different dates. Adding all the event locations to your application form will help people find them on the interactive map.
Sustainable Energy Day organisers are requested to send feedback about the event they organised to the EUSEW Secretariat within 14 days of the event. The Secretariat will share the link to a form to gather the feedback and photos (when possible) to create an album with a representative image of your event(s) and contribute to the visibility of your event(s).
For guidelines, tips and tricks on how to promote and brand your Sustainable Energy Day as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week, check out the dedicated organiser toolkit.
You can submit your application to host your Sustainable Energy Day from 14 February to 15 June 2023 at 23.59 CET. However, the sooner you register your event, the longer it will be promoted on the EUSEW website and communication channels beforehand. Kindly note that it may take several days once your event has been submitted for it to be accepted and published on the website. Please note that while the deadline to register your event is 15 June, Sustainable Energy Days can take place until 30 June included.
Should you have any questions about the Sustainable Energy Days, please do not hesitate to contact the EUSEW Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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