, the European federation of energy cooperatives, believes that we need to transition to a 100% renewables energy system with democratic control - by everyone for everyone. In order to promote this just energy transition with meaningful participation of people of all genders on equal terms, we take measures to help tackle gender injustice in our sector. We raise awareness of existing injustices, and increase visibility of women and their work in energy cooperatives.

Ahead of this year's International Women's Day, and its members of the Gender Power working group want to celebrate and empower all women to not only satisfy their energy needs but also fulfill their aspirations and ambitions for a just and fair energy transition.

Antonia Proka, project manager

WEnCoop energy cooperative - Greece

WEnCoop, Mrs. Lina Tsaltampasi

énostra - Italy

énostra /A tutto sole, Clelia Di Liello

Elektropionir - Serbia

Elektropionir, Jelena Nikolic

Electra energy cooperative - Greece

Electra, Miriam Rodriguez-Ruiz

About our Gender Power Working Group

The Gender Power working group gathers members to discuss challenges and exchange good practices, tools and instruments that help energy communities diversify their boards and membership base. The working group meets on a bi-monthly basis to discuss and organise actions to concretise its ambition to diversify the community energy movement in order to reflect the principle of gender justice.

The working group has launched its Ambition statement to encourage members to contribute to a just energy transition, promoting the meaningful participation of people of all genders on equal terms. The statement, available in 8 languages, is open for signature by all members.

Is your cooperative interested in joining the group? Please get in touch with our colleague Antonia Proka.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

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