In May 2019, the EU adopted the "Clean Energy for all Europeans Package". A large number of measures that the member states must implement in 2020, with an unprecedented acknowledgement for citizens in the energy transition. However, questions remain: how will the member states translate the concepts of renewable energy communities and citizen energy communities into their national law? And will citizens get the proper right to produce, distribute, sell and store energy?

Dirk Vansintjan, president of will share his vision about the possibilities and opportunities of the new EU directives. From the perspective of the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives, he will give recommendations for transposing the EU law into national legislation.

This gathering is organised with the support of the INTERREG ECCO project, together with the Social Innovation in the Energy Transition Program (Netherlands). The positive effects of the project’s activities are possible thanks to financial support from the European Regional Development Fund provided by the Interreg North-West Europe programme.


  • 16h00 I Welcome
  • 16h15 I Purpose and opportunities of the EU directive "Clean Energy for all Europeans", Dirk Vansintjan. President of
  • 16h40 I The role of Enexis, the Dutch distribution system operator, Henk Visser, director of Enpuls.
  • 17h05 I Break
  • 17h20 I The 50% citizen participation target in the Dutch Climate agreement: how is it perceived by different stakeholders, Martijn Messing, social innovation program - RES Brabant steering group
  • 17h50 I Discussion
  • 18h30 I Closure and networking cocktail


Please note this is a Dutch speaking event!

Topic: Clean Energy for all Europeans

Date: 20 February 2020, 16h00 – 19h00
Location: Netherlands, Enpuls, Orthen 63, ‘s-Hertogenbosch



ECCO project manager: Peter van Oers


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