Good Energy and Economy
REScoops and Local Authorities: transforming communities through collaboration
REScoop.eu is the European federation for citizen energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1500 European energy cooperatives and their 1.000.000 citizens. Through REScoop.eu, they heard their voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens after all who are paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy.
This 3 days conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia on Thursday 30th of May, Friday 31st of May and Saturday 1st of June 2019. The international conference on day 1 and 2 will coincide with the 6th General Assembly of REScoop.eu on day 3.
This year’s conference focuses on how REScoops and local authorities can transform communities through collaboration and features European REScoops, local authorities (including cities and municipalities) and a bunch of local stakeholders from the RIPESS network, the Compile project and the wider Balkan region.
We start the conference on day 1 with a plenary session about Energy Remunicipalisation and a guided tour through Zagreb for REScoop.eu members.
On day 2, REScoops and municipalities will present information on how to accelerate the energy transition at the local level. European stakeholders will explain how local energy communities are organised in their respective countries and best practices of innovative collaboration between REScoops and local authorities in the Balkan region and beyond will be showcased. Finally, during several interactive sessions participants will be able to share thoughts and ideas.
On day 3, more interactive workshop sessions will be organised, followed by REScoop.eu’s General Assembly.