COMETS 1° National Workshops (Webinar)
Tuesday 16 June 2020 in Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands
Friday 19 June 2020 in Italy, Poland and Estonia
10.00 – 13.00

What and why
These first National Workshops will be held in the 6 countries involved in COMETS’ namely Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands on the 16th of June and Italy, Poland and Estonia on the 19th of June. The objective of the workshop is the discussion of some specific and urgent issues regarding the mechanisms that can facilitate the launch and growth of the Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs) in the energy field with the ambition to collect ideas to mitigate the risks of failure. After a brief presentation of the activities and the first results of the project, we will focus on the two blocks of activities currently underway and soon to be launched, the European-wide survey and the case studies. Both were inspired by a participatory approach in which CAIs will at the same time produce and get back knowledge and information. A specific room will then be left to the presentation of the newly released 'Communities for Future' platform, a web tool also conceived as an environment  to be developed and animated with the active participation of CAIs so as to be able to represent a catalyzer of information, synergies and energies.

If you are interested in exploring the potential of community-based initiatives in the energy transition, this workshop will be an excellent opportunity to acquire updated information on the current and future challenges facing the CAIs. It is an excellent opportunity to become part of the COMETS community and get in touch with experts and stakeholders to start the construction of new networks which, hopefully, we could soon feed by meeting in person.


10.00 – 10.10  Welcome

Introduction to the workshop

Technicalities on how to use the webinar platform

10.10 – 10.30  Keynote speech

‘ CAIs in the Energy Transition’

10.30 – 11.30 The COMETS project

10.30 – 10.50 Project’s Overview

10.50 – 11.10 The survey – Objectives, structure and first results

11.10 – 11.30 Next (participatory) activities – Case studies & Scenarios

11:30 - 11:40 Break

11.40 – 12.20  Energy CAIs

11.40 – 12.00  CAIs introduce themselves (1-3 cases)

12.00 – 12.20 The ‘CfF - Communities for Future’ supporting platform

12.20 - 12.30  Conclusion

Final Q&A and Comments

Summary and next steps

12.30 – 13.00 Optional session

The National Teams will be avaialble for giving assistance in filling in the survey and/or surfing the CfF platform and/or a bit of networking

Click here to downolad the .pdf with the description and the agenda of the workshop

We are cleaning up a bit the material (presentations and videos) of the workshops will be avaialble soon.
Stay tuned!