About the Networking

What and Why?

The Networking Village fosters information-sharing and new connections to promote sustainable energy innovation. It is an opportunity for participants and stakeholders alike to exchange ideas on policies and best practices, and a chance to lay foundations for future cooperation. The Networking Village provides the perfect complement to the high-level Policy Conference.

The Networking Village offers a broad spectrum of engagement opportunities:

  • The Energy Fair offer contributors the unique opportunity to showcase their activities with interactive presentations and dynamic discussions to a large audience.
  • The Energy Talks invite engaging speakers to deliver 15-minute speeches on innovative initiatives, followed by lively Q&A sessions with the audience.
  • The Energy Lab offers participants the opportunity to pitch unique projects in front of an audience and a jury composed of clean energy experts. The jury will provide insights, strategies and advice to take projects to the next level.

When and Where?

The Networking Village is hosted in Residence Palace. Next edition will take place in June 2019.


All participants are welcome to discover the Networking Village and attend the various networking activities.

Public and private organisations have a chance to submit their contributions to feature in the networking area. Contributors and presenters are selected by the European Commission, with an emphasis on interactive activities that encourage audience participation.