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Summer School in Nice: Energy Transition and You!

The global energy transition can’t succeed without the full participation of citizens. We need a paradigm shift towards more renewable energy which is sustainable, affordable and reliable, as well as an energy system that is more decentralised and digitalised. Our current energy system is highly centralised with states as the main players – we must reconsider the distribution of authority to include subnational actors as well as citizens themselves.

This summer school invites you to consider how this paradigm shift might materialise and its political, economic and social implications. The President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, Mr. Maros Sefovic, has translated the present challenge into the 5D model: Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Digitalization, Democracy and Disruption. These dynamic elements which will define the energy transition are sure to invite debates. How will the “democracy” and “decentralisation” elements materialise among different EU member states?

If you see yourself as an actor in the energy transition,
if you want to negotiate a European directive taking into consideration the participation of the citizens in the energy transition,
if you want to be part of a campaign to promote engagement on energy issues
… this summer school is for you!

Location: Nice (France)
Topic: Energy Transition and You!
Date: 9 to 13 September 2019
Working language: English

Highlights of the Summer School programme:
- World Café sessions on energy democracy and citizen energy
- Round table: How can the different levels of governance promote energy decentralisation and democracy?
- Realising a video teaser to promote citizen commitment
- Simulation game of a EU parliament session on energy democracy
- Visit of a citizen energy installation in the PACA region

Download the draft programme

Prices: 250€ for early bird registrations (until 18 May 2019)
300 € for regular registrations (from 19 May onwards)
The fees do not include accommodation