• Who we are

    About our federation

    REScoop.eu is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens.

    Through REScoop.eu, we wish to make our voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens after all are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. REScoop.eu empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy. Our federation has four well-defined objectives:

    • We represent the voice of citizens and renewable energy cooperatives to European policy makers
    • We support the start-up of new REScoops and provide them with useful tools and contacts
    • We provide services for the European REScoops and are currently working on a financial tool
    • We promote the REScoop business model throughout Europe

    Governance Structure

    REScoop.eu was legally set up in 2013 as a Belgian non-profit association. Although officially based in Brussels, our premises are located in Berchem (Belgium). We currently employ 7 staff members.

    The board of directors is elected by the general assembly for 4-year terms. Members are eligible for re-election. The board takes important decisions related to policy, strategy and organisational planning. Board members control the budgets and supervise the coordinator. Their decisions are taken by absolute majority. The board currently consists of 8 members:

     

    • Ecopower (Belgium)
    • De Windvogel (Netherlands)
    • Enercoop (France)
    • Som Energia (Spain)
    • DGRV (Germany)
    • Middelgrunden (Denmark)
    • Energy4All (United Kingdom)
    • ZEZ (Croatia)

    The general assembly includes all of our members, both full members and associate members. Full members have voting rights and are either individual REScoops or national or regional federations. Associate members do not have voting rights and are non-governmental organisations, related associations, companies or individual citizens. The general assembly respects the democratic voting principle of “one member, one vote”, and decisions are always taken by absolute majority.
     

    REScoop.eu is a sector association of Cooperatives Europe, the European branch of the International Cooperative Alliance. Cooperatives Europe represents the voice of 160,000 cooperative enterprises and their 123 million members. European cooperatives provide sustainable jobs to 5.4 million citizens. We also support the Climate Action Network.

    REScoop Charter

    The present charter defines the shared ethical values and vision for the future of our consortium of renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops), federations of REScoops and cooperative, local energy agencies, academic partners and sustainability agencies.


    This charter is meant as a set of guiding principles for future REScoops but does not exclude the establishment of their own principles based on their local values.

     

    Download the Charter

    REScoop Statutes

    The European Federation was founded in 2013. The legal statutes were approved by the General Assembly on 26th of August 2013 and published in the official Belgian Gazette on 24 of December 2013.

     

    Download the Statutes in English

    Download the Statutes in French

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Privacy Policy

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people, how we use it and how we keep it secure.

By using our website, you are accepting this policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu, by writing to REScoop.eu, Posthoflei 3 bus 3, 2600 Berchem, Belgium, or by giving a call to +32493400935.

Who are we?
REScoop.eu is the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens. REScoop.eu is a non-profit association under Belgian law (n°0543.579.288). The registered address is Avenue Milcamps 105 - 1030 Brussels – Belgium.

REScoop.eu is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us to ask a question or gain more information about our activities, when you enter the details of a community energy project for the interactive map on our website, or when you subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter.

What type of information is collected?
The personal information we collect might include your name, the organization you work for, the website of that organization, email address, IP address, addresses of community energy projects (map) and information regarding what pages you access on our website, and when.

How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
-	send you a monthly newsletter which you have requested, including information that has a direct link with our network’s activities.
-	send you an invitation for one of our on- or offline events, in case you gave your consent to receive invitations to events, webinars or other REScoop.eu related activities.
-	share specific information with you in case you requested this information (contact form)
-	build a dynamic interactive map that identifies groups or cooperatives of citizens working on renewable energy, energy efficiency, e-mobility, and other energy-related activities across Europe.

Who has access to your information?
We will never sell or lease  your information to third parties. Furthermore, we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. As part of our work, however, we might carefully share personal information between different parties within the REScoop.eu network, in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience. We use IT-solutions of third parties such as Mailchimp, Strikingly and Basecamp. Each of those parties has committed to be compliant with the GDPR-regulation .

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites, even if you access them using links from our website.

Security
When you give us personal information, we take all necessary steps  to ensure that it’s treated securely, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. 

Your preferences
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. At any time, you are entitled to check and correct your personal data that is stored by our organisation. 
You can change your communication preferences at any time by contacting us by email: sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu  or telephone on +32493400935.

Review of this Policy
This Policy was last updated on 14 May 2018. We are entitled  to review this policy on a regular basis. We encourage you to visit and review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you agree with any changes or updates. We will post our revised privacy notice on our website and update the ‘Revision Date’ to reflect the date of the changes.