#EUSEW18 – A week buzzing with ideas and innovation!

That’s all folks for another year! This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week, the annual flagship event uniting policy makers, authorities, industry, stakeholders, NGOs, researchers and academia in the European sustainable energy sector, has come to an end.

But what an inspirational week it was. Over 2500 participants gathered in Brussels for the high-level Policy Conference, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), on the theme – ‘Lead the clean energy transition’.

#EUSEW18 opened on Tuesday, 5 June with innovative examples of technology and projects leading the way and celebrated the 5 award winners at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony hosted by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete. Day 1 also featured a motivational Debate with Ambassadors on becoming an advocate for accelerating the clean energy transition.

Throughout the 3 days, over 60 thought-provoking sessions took place on subjects such as the future of the energy system, energy markets, the latest technologies, clean energy for Europe’s islands – and many more. While over in the Networking Village, a wealth of presentations and events awaited participants including 40 organisations hosting their stands at the Energy Fair, 27 Energy Talks; and new this year – the Energy Lab – which proved to be very successful with 9 projects pitching in front of an expert panel of judges. To get the positive energy flowing, participants were even invited to join morning yoga sessions. (See our daily report – Today at EUSEW for key quotes from the 3 days.)

While the high-level event is now over, EUSEW continues with over 400 Energy Days being organised throughout Europe! Find out what’s happening near you.

We’d like to thank all our organisers, Ambassadors, strategic partners and, of course the participants, for making this year’s event both inspiring and insightful. We hope that #EUSEW18 has left you with food for thought, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again next year.

We’ll leave you with this quote from MEP Claude Turmes: “Today we always postpone the difficult things until tomorrow. We are getting close to the tipping point. If we want the planet to be a beautiful place we have to move.”

So let’s act now! And see you next year!