The recognition of energy communities by European legislation creates a unique opportunity for local authorities to act locally and cooperate with their citizens. With increasing pressure in Europe to support the development of renewables and increase local resilience, this cooperation can be a decisive factor in mobilising Europe's citizens. However, municipalities encounter difficulties in adapting the rigid framework of public action to the needs of community organisations. In particular, public procurement procedures are often perceived as a barrier to the development of projects at local level.

Through the H2020 COMPILE project, we have collected and analysed potential ways to adapt municipal public procurement and concession procedures to support the participation of energy communities. This webinar, organised in partnership with Energy Cities and Energie Commune will provide participants with the results of this research, followed by a discussion with municipal employees who have successfully implemented these adjustments.