Energy democracy now!

Energy democracy now!

Date: 
Thursday, 14 September, 2017 - 15:00
Friday, 15 September, 2017 - 09:00
Saturday, 16 September, 2017 - 09:00
Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 09:00
Location: 
Mas Franch Veïnat de St Miquel de Pineda 8
17174 Sant Feliu de Pallerols
Spain

Do you want to be part of building a movement on energy solutions? Do you think that the renewable transition should be in the hands of communities and citizens not big corporations?

Friends of the Earth and REScoop.eu would like to invite you to the first ever European-wide convergence of citizens working on Energy Democracy.

For us energy democracy means any project or initiative that contributes to people’s control and ownership of the energy system, this including but not limited to renewable energy cooperatives.

We want to gather people together to share practical skills on how to create energy cooperatives and community energy projects, to share stories of victories and ongoing struggles and to gather stories to grow the movement of people owning and controlling energy. 

We think we need a gathering like this because different groups, projects and campaigns working in different ways on energy democracy across Europe exist but they are often not well connected outside of the national context. There are also very different contexts regionally. For example, in Eastern Europe, energy democracy is in the early stages and there is a lot of resistance from the State and corporations.

Register now to join us!

Practical Information
We are hosted in Spain by Som Energia and Amigos de la Tierra

We are particularly interested in bringing together people who are already involved in a community energy project or who are part of a group who want to get involved.
The event is also open to activists and campaigners fighting to make our energy system renewable and democratic.

Registration is open until the end of July.