has successfully developed a methodology for mobilising citizens which helps them to take action at the local level and take up an active role in energy transition projects including renewable energy, energy savings, sustainable heating and mobility. Through the LICHT approach we engage with communities and use engagement techniques to facilitate citizen groups. Once these groups have been set-up we teach them how to select, evaluate, execute and communicate about energy transition projects. The support trajectory helps building local capacity for the energy transition and builds on the principle of ‘train the trainer’. Citizens become energy transition experts, take on new projects and help new groups grow their business.

The LICHT methodology consists of 7 sessions for every LICHT group including an inspiration session at the beginning and a final event where the different groups are brought together to exchange experiences and discuss further collaboration between the established groups.