EU Member States have an obligation to create an enabling environment for active citizen involvement in energy transitions. This extends beyond democratic participation and access to energy, to also include co-creation and ownership of different forms of energy production and consumption. To fulfil this obligation, innovative practices are emerging for local authorities and community leaders to engage with energy citizens.
This recorded session puts the spotlight on local community leaders, who share their practical experiences engaging citizens in energy transition, collaborating with authorities and citizens, and taking on bottom-up approaches to mainstream energy citizenship.
This was the first live training session held as part of the Community Energy Academy (https://CommunityEnergyAcademy.eu). The session, titled “Energy citizenship – A missing piece to the energy transition puzzle? Introduction to Community Energy Academy”, took place online on 19 April 2023, 10:00-12:00 CEST.