This world café will highlight exceptional collaborations where cities and citizens have worked hand-in-hand to develop energy transition strategies and specific projects. The case studies in this session will demonstrate that an energy transition that is jointly led by local authorities and citizens is not only more comprehensive and effective, but also faster as it allows for the mobilisation of additional resources and removes the usual roadblocks. Following the brief presentations of the case studies by the experts, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their questions in small groups with these experts.


  • David Dessers, Deputy Mayor, Leuven (BE)
  • Gérard Pol Gili, Energy Project Manager, Strasbourg Métropole (FR)
  • Tine Heyse, Deputy Mayor, Gent (BE)
  • Sara Capuzzo, President, ènostra coop (IT)


Myriam Castanié, Strategy Manager,, Belgium.
Sara Giovannini, Communications & EU Policy, Energy Cities, Belgium.Speakers:Sara Capuzzo, President, ènostra coop, Italy.
David Dessers, Deputy Mayor, City of Leuven, Belgium.
Tine Heyse, Councillor for Environment, Climate, Energy and North-South, City of Gent, Belgium.
Gérard Pol Gili, Energy Project Manager, Strasbourg Métropole, France.Code: 21PL1255V

Format: Participatory Lab - world café, ideas labs
Theme: Green Europe
Partners: Energy Cities,
Language: English (EN)
Virtual platform: Zoom

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