Guidelines for Energy Day Organisers

ENERGY DAYS 2020

In light of COVID-19, the guidelines are currently under review.

Energy Days are events taking place across Europe that promote clean energy and energy efficiency. They are held between May and June 2020. Energy Days vary in format and topic. They can focus on awareness raising, involve a specific activity, focus on technologies or policies. They can address a local community or even an entire region. Energy Days can take place in public or private buildings, as well as outside in the open air. Past events have been held in locations such as schools, parks, town halls, factories and conference centres.

WHY ORGANISE AN ENERGY DAY?

Energy Days are a key component of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe – highlighting the work done in the field of sustainable energy at the local, regional and national level.

Organising an Energy Day gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and debate solutions with your community, decision-makers and the general 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 an Energy Day, it becomes part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. You will gain EU-wide online visibility by sharing your event on the EUSEW website and you can use EUSEW-branded materials from the Energy Day organiser toolkit to promote your event online and offline (coming soon).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Anyone can organise an Energy Day and it can be targeted at any audience as long as the activity clearly highlights the importance of clean energy and energy efficiency. An Energy Day can be organised by consumer associations, universities, public bodies, city networks, energy agencies, trade and industry organisations, businesses, NGOs or citizens.

Energy Days should:

  • take place in May or June 2020;
  • be held in a region in the European Union;
  • be non-profit/have no admission fees;
  • aim to attract a minimum of 10 people.

Energy Days may also be part of an existing project, programme or promotional activity.

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR ENERGY DAY?

When you register your Energy Day, you firstly need to create an account on the EUSEW website. You can then register your Energy Day by completing the online registration form. The information provided in the form should be in English.

You can register more than one Energy Day. If your event takes place in different locations, please fill in separate registration forms for each event with a different address. This will help people find your events on the Energy Days interactive map.

For tips and tricks on how to promote and brand your Energy Day as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, check out the Energy Day organiser toolkit (coming soon).

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING?

There is no deadline for registrations. However, the sooner you register your event, the longer it will be promoted on the EUSEW website and via EUSEW social media accounts in the run-up to your event. Kindly note that it may take several days before your event is accepted and published on the website.

HOW TO CONTACT THE EUSEW SECRETARIAT?

Should you have any questions about the Energy Days, please do not hesitate to contact the EUSEW Secretariat at energydays@eusew.eu.