The ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package represents a unique opportunity to provide citizens and communities with acknowledgment, as well as a supportive framework to participate across the energy system. For the very first time, the Commission’s legislative proposals contain for provisions for energy communities and active customers, which can provide a basis for encouraging their participation in the EU’s internal energy market. However, these provisions must be strengthened if citizens are going to become central player in Europe’s new electricity market design. Here are our proposals.