Friends of the Earth Europe en REScoop.eu organiseren "Energy democracy now! / L'énergie entre nos mains!" (Gerona, Spanje)


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Friends of the Earth en REScoop.eu organiseren de eerste Europese samenkomst en uitwisseling tussen burgers die zich inzetten voor energiedemocratie (14 - 17 september, Gerona).

Veïnat de St Miquel de Pineda 8, 17174 Sant Feliu de Pallerols | Bereken hier uw route met het openbaar vervoer, de fiets of de auto.
14 september 2017

Meer info en inschrijvingen via deze link (ENG) of deze link (FRA).

Ecopower is lid van REScoop Vlaanderen en REScoop.eu. Als energiecoöperatie produceert Ecopower niet enkel coöperatieve, hernieuwbare energie, we zetten ook volop in op energiebesparing en meer energiedemocratie. De energietransitie heeft enkel kans op slagen als burgers hun rol opeisen, deelnemen aan de inspanningen en ook delen in de winst.

Deze samenkomst in Gerona brengt burgers bij elkaar om verhalen, verwezenlijkingen en vaardigheden uit te wisselen: hoe start een energiecoöperatie? Wat kunt u doen als individu? En met uw straat of wijk? Hoe nemen we het heft weer in eigen handen?

Tijdens het evenement wordt Engels en Frans gesproken. Deelnemen is gratis. U moet wel op voorhand inschrijven en natuurlijk zorgen dat u ter plaatse geraakt (Sant Feliu de Pallerols, vlak bij Gerona, Spanje).


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 for 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. We are hosted in Spain by Som Energia and Amigos de la Tierra, and the Spanish context will provide an important backdrop to our conversations.

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.

The gathering will consist of a number of workshops and open spaces as well as inputs and debates with people who are already engaged in energy cooperatives and community energy projects. We hope that you will leave the gathering feeling connected to the European movement for energy democracy and with new skills and tools for how to get things moving in your own, local contexts.

NOTE: The registration that you can make now is preliminary. As we have limited spaces available we might have to make a selection to get as broad a representation as possible. Final confirmation will be given in the first week of August. But we of course hope to be able to bring everyone interested together!


Practical info: There are busses directly to the venue from either Girona or Barcelona. Food and accommodation at the venue will be covered but we are in general not able to cover travel costs. Sleeping will be in either hostel-style dorm accommodation or camping on the grounds of the venue (bring your own tent!).

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