About the EU Sustainable Energy Week
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015 will take place 15-19 June 2015. Energy Days can be organised during the whole month of June.
This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week seeks to inspire consumers, public authorities and other stakeholders to join forces in shaping Europe's sustainable energy future. By gathering thousands of people and exchanging experiences in all fields, this platform fosters an open debate about the Energy Union and its three pillars:
- Energy efficiency;
- Decarbonising the economy with a focus on renewables;
- Research, Innovation and Competitiveness.
Be a part of EU Sustainable Energy Week
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an initiative of the European Commission, first took place in 2006. Today, it is coordinated by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week showcases activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. It is designed to spread best practices, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.
Our aim is to form a bigger picture out of multiple individual efforts to motivate change through a varied programme of events.
- Organise an Energy Day
- Sign up to the Covenant of Mayors
- Compete for the Sustainable Energy Awards
How to become an Energy Day organiser?
An Energy Day is defined as a not-for-profit event, activity, project, exhibition or display that promotes secure, clean and efficient energy. Activities such as exhibitions, conferences, online events, performances, guided tours, open door days, workshops, media campaigns and concerts are all eligible.
If sustainable energy is important to you, then you are a potential Energy Day organiser. Previous Energy Days organisers include:
- Local and regional public authorities;
- Private companies, business organisations, chambers of commerce;
- Associations, citizen groups and NGOs
- Schools, educational and research centres and think tanks.
Five good reasons to get involved:
- Raise the profile and improve the image of your organisation, town, city or region
- Be part of a European movement
- Spread your sustainable energy technologies and practices
- Attract media attention and make headlines
- Receive additional visibility and support for your event from the EUSEW Secretariat.
Looking for examples of Energy Days? EUSEW 2015 Energy Days
Covenant of Mayors
Reaching out and making contact at the local level is an excellent way to mobilise and involve citizens and local stakeholders in sustainable energy policy.
By signing up to the Covenant of Mayors, local authorities commit to reducing their CO2 emissions by at least 20 % across their territories. Covenant signatories commit to organising a local Energy Day once per year to engage citizens and local stakeholders in meeting this challenge.
How to take part in the Awards
Do you manage a best practice energy project? Would you like to share it and get both media attention and recognition from the European Commission? If so, the Awards competition is made for you! Launched by the European Commission in 2006, the Awards provide an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding and innovative projects in the categories of:
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Cities, communities and regions