• Duration: 3 days
  • Participants: Citizens, community leaders, institutions, municipalities, supporting organizations
  • Organized by: EUCENA project, COMPILE project
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The citizen energy movement is evolving all over Europe, crystalizing the need for citizens and local communities to access renewable and affordable energy, such as solar and wind energy, and to contribute actively to the transition to a just, democratic and inclusive energy system across Europe.

This summer school will foster networking at the Balkan level and cross-country exchange of ideas, tools, knowledge, and good practices. It will also begin consolidating the community energy movement in Eastern Europe, where citizen energy is just developing, and foster collaboration with partners from Central Europe and Western Europe, which already has a strong tradition of citizen energy.

The overarching objective of the summer school is to start forming a Balkan Community Energy Network through a growing community of practitioners/ambassadors and to support the growth of energy communities in the Eastern region of Europe.

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The key themes of the training are networking, capacity building and knowledge transfer.

What is included?

  • Free of charge participation in all sessions of the summer school
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation on 27, 28 and 29 June
  • Breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch on 28, 29 and 30 June
  • Dinner on 28 June
  • "Balkan citizen energy ambassador" accreditation
  • Free access to training material
Summer school: The Citizen Energy Movement in the Balkans


You can find all the information about the sessions and activities of the summer course in the detailed programme.


If you are interested in participating in the summer school, you can send your application through the link below by 10 May.

Due to limited venue capacity, not all applications will be successful. Applicants will be chosen on a range of criteria including, but not limited to, country of origin, gender and background. Successful applicants are expected to stay for the whole 3-day duration of the summer school.