Towards 2030: Reshaping Europe's Energy System

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Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and CINEA) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – a unique opportunity for stakeholders across Europe’s energy community and beyond to come together, share ideas and build new connections.

Taking place from 25-29 October 2021 under the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping Europe’s Energy System’, participants can follow sessions and network with leading researchers, policymakers, and pioneers in clean energy to hear about their vision for a more sustainable future in Europe.

The Week consists of a 3-day digital policy conference, the EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony, the Debate with Ambassadors, the second European Youth Energy Day, as well as 1:1 video meetings, virtual stands, and other networking activities. Participants will also have access to an extended programme and digital sustainable energy events, known as Sustainable Energy Days, which will take place all over Europe throughout the months of September and October 2021.

You can find the full programme for the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2021 here! & EUSEW

Also at this year's EUSEW, is out in full force!

We are an official EUSEW 2021 partner organisation, recognised for our vital work in helping the EU reach its clean energy and sustainability goals.

Our president, Dirk Vansintjan is part of an ambitious team of digital ambassadors that share expertise and support EUSEW discussions across Europe and beyond.

Below you can find an overview of events that will be participating in:

Policy Conference

  • A Citizen-led Renovation Wave | 25 October 2021, 16h00 - 17h30
    Organised by and Housing Europe
    Panel participation of Sem Oxenaar, moderated by Sara Tachelet
  • System integration of energy communities | 26 October 2021, 9h00 - 10h30

    Organised by European Commission, DG ENER
    Presentation by Roland Tual
  • Buildings at the heart of the EU’s new energy system | 26 October 2021, 14h00 - 15h30
    Organised by EuroACE
    Presentation by Sem Oxenaar

Extended programme

  • Empowering citizens in the energy transition: Behavioral change and the challenge of scaling up Energy Communities | 22 October, 13h30 - 15h00
    Energy Communities (ECs) have been showing great potential for the past two decades as a trigger of social innovation and citizen engagement in the energy field. Their scaling up to support a more decentralized and flexible Energy Union is proving to be necessary but challenging. The speakers and the audience will seek to find consensus on how to best overcome the challenges for scaling up energy communities and for maximizing the adoption of more sustainable energy practices.
    Organised by NEWCOMERS, COMETS and
    Presentation by Stavroula Pappa


The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.

Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, EUSEW was organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) until 31 March 2021, and as of 1 April 2021 is organised by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), in close cooperation with the Directorate-General for Energy.