Guidelines for the Energy Fair


For half a day, you will be able to showcase your activities through interactive presentations and dynamic discussions. Your presence at the EUSEW Energy Fair will allow you to share your work and to engage with participants – stakeholders, policymakers and citizens – from all over Europe.


The call for contributions to host a stand at the Energy Fair of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 is open to:

  • representatives of EU institutions, including inter-institutional bodies;
  • stakeholders which fulfil the following criteria:
  • have a mandate to work as multipliers using a widespread network of contacts in Brussels and across Europe;
  • have a mandate to contribute to the development and implementation of sustainable energy policy in Europe.

Examples of eligible types of organisations include:

  • international organisations;
  • university and student associations;
  • networks of national, regional/local authorities, agencies, or other public bodies;
  • industry or professional associations;
  • NGOs working in the field of sustainable development;
  • consumer associations/citizens’ groups;
  • SMEs and start-ups.

Professional event organisers or businesses aiming to promote specific products or services are not eligible.

The application form gives you the opportunity to apply for only one contribution at a time. 


The Energy Fair will take place at the Residence Palace and the European Commission’s Charlemagne building. At the Energy Fair, EUSEW participants will be able to learn more about international projects, potential partnerships, new networks and career opportunities that contribute to a sustainable future for all.

Successful applicants will showcase enlightening ideas, give interactive presentations, introduce new projects and inform event participants about various business and career opportunities. Interactivity is key! You can make your stand come alive by organising a mini contest, a game, a quiz, or show a brief video, etc.

Each Energy Fair stand will be set up for half a day. All stands should be paperless.


The proposals will be evaluated by a selection panel, comprising European Commission officials. The panel will take into account the information provided in the application form, with specific attention given to the following:

  • Concept
  • Content
  • Novelty, news, innovation
  • Promotion


1. Concept

Why do you want to have a stand at the Energy Fair? What are the expected target audiences for your activities? What interactive elements are planned to stimulate discussion and debate with the participants?

2. Content

What is the title of the proposed contribution? What are the key elements? How does your stand fit with the EU’s energy objectives? Do your activities contribute to the 2030 and 2050 targets and beyond?

3. Novelty, news, innovation

Will the proposed contribution bring something new to the EU Sustainable Energy Week activities? Does the proposal include any innovative features?

4. Promotion

What actions will be taken before the EUSEW Policy Conference to promote your presence at the Energy Fair?


The deadline for applications is 23:59 CET on 16 March 2020. Please note that late submissions will not be accepted. You will be informed of the results in April 2020.

The activities at the Energy Fair will take place on 23, 24 and 25 June 2020.

Successful applicants will have at their disposal a stand with a high table, two high chairs, a projection screen, electrical connections, a magazine rack and a laptop with Wi-Fi connection.

If selected, you are encouraged to promote your stand, carefully curate its content and provide a description to be featured on the website.



Should you have any questions about the Energy Fair, please do not hesitate to contact the EUSEW Secretariat at