In this SCCALE 20 30 50 report, we had a closer look at the at the context for community energy in Belgium (Flanders), France, the Netherlands, Greece and Croatia where SCCALE 203050 is currently supporting/developing new energy communities (the so-called “pilots” & “replication sites”). With that information, we developed policy recommendations at national and European level to provide a favorable legislative context in which local governments and citizens can be empowered to play an active role in the European energy system.