Friday, 17 January 2020 at 9.30am-1pm CET
Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Participation to the workshop is by invitation only.

For the first time, the Clean Energy Package introduces the concepts of Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) into EU legislation. This workshop is intended to:

  • present preliminary guidance for those involved in the transposition of the relevant Clean Energy Package provisions relating to RECs and CECs
  • encourage discussion on current challenges and questions relating to the transposition of provisions on RECs and CECs
  • facilitate knowledge sharing between jurisdictions to highlight successes and encourage best practice in transposition of the Clean Energy Package provisions
  • provide a forum for strengthening existing networks between those involved in energy communities implementation at national and EU level

Participants and registration

This workshop is intended for national and EU level stakeholders involved in policy and legal development around energy communities. This includes civil society, administrators, advisers, industry and consumer representative organisations, and other interested parties.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so be sure to register if you would like a space.


A detailed agenda for the workshop will be sent out to participants prior to the event. The workshop is intended to provide guidance on the rights and obligations of RECs and CECs under the Clean Energy Package, with particular focus on:

  • definitional issues around RECs and CECs
  • support mechanisms for RECs and CECs and their access to energy markets
  • enabling frameworks and rights for RECs and CECs
  • activities such as sale/supply, energy sharing and renewables self-consumption
  • contributions of RECs and CECs to energy system costs
  • lessons learnt from energy community developments and Clean Energy Package transposition in EU Member States

Venue and catering

Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival and during the break, and lunch will be served at 12.30pm.


Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer (; Marta Toporek, Senior Lawyer/Juriste (ClientEarth); Charlotte Hanson, Lawyer (Australian Qualified) (ClientEarth).

Webinar and recording

The venue will enable webinar attendance, for those that cannot travel. Nevertheless, we will also try to record the presentations (not the discussions). Please email if you would like a copy of the recording.


If you have any questions in relation to the workshop please contact Charlotte Hanson at