Join the Energy Community Twinning Programme!

EC² launches new programme for aspiring energy communities

Are you thinking of setting up an energy community, but feel overwhelmed by the process? Looking to get expert support to help you on your way?

EC² has just launched registrations for our Twinning Programme, designed to support aspiring energy communities by connecting them with the expertise of established communities. Based on our research, the programme will focus on the legal, economic, and social aspects of energy projects, and share the knowledge and tools developed through the EC² project to help new energy communities thrive.

Participants will be supported to create an "Energy Community Action Plan", laying the groundwork for the establishment of your energy community.

Who is it for?

This programme is for individuals and groups who have not yet set up energy communities, but are interested in doing so. The programme takes place online, so participants can join from anywhere in the world (though calls take place in the CET timezone).

What is the programme?

The Twinning Programme will connect aspiring energy communities with well-established communities and experts, who will share their experiences on the key aspects of energy community set-up and empower new communities to with the knowledge necessary to embark on, or strengthen, their own energy community projects.

The programme consists of a series of three online workshops that punctuate a continuous interaction between participating energy communities. These workshops and interactions will lead to the development of personalised “Energy Community Action Plans” for each of the aspiring energy communities.

The workshops will be conducted in English, but individual calls may be arranged in the languages of the established energy communities.
Learn more about the programme details on our Twinning Programme page.

How can I apply?

To apply, fill out this form by 20th January 2024. Selected participants will be informed via email by early February.

Apply now!