Putting people at the heart of energy transition: programme and speakers

NEWCOMERS, together with our sister project and coorganizers SONNET, SocialRES and COMETS are pleased to reveal the programme and speakers for the upcoming Putting people at the heart of energy transitions online conference!

The conference will be hosted on a dynamic virtual platform. Policy makers, social innovators, researchers, those working for local authorities, and anyone interested in the social dimension of energy transitions are warmly invited to join.

The highlight session is a Joint Policy Dialogue. First, Rosalinde Van der Vlies, Director Clean Planet, DG R&I, European Commission will set the stage. The SONNET, SocialRES, COMETS and NEWCOMERS projects will then present a jointly-developed Policy Brief and set of recommendations, which speak to how the European Union can better harness the full potential of social innovations to transform energy systems. An esteemed panel representing DG CLIMA, DG ENER, REScoop.eu and the European Joint Research Centre will react and respond to the projects’ proposal.

The programme also includes more targeted, workshop-style parallel sessions; guided virtual site visits of social innovation initiatives in Antwerp; and a dialogue between social innovation projects that are concluding their work and those that are just beginning.

Registration is open! Don’t miss this opportunity for multi-level, cross-sector, and international collaboration, all with the goal of putting people at the heart of energy transitions.