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 have been 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, the workshops focused 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 was 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, these workshops represent an excellent opportunity to acquire updated information on the current and future challenges facing the CAIs. 

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

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Description and Materials download
Here below you find all the materials related to the 6 workshops.
By clicking on the tab of the country you are interested in you will find a short description of the main points discussed, all the presentations and the video of the event.
Please consider that, with the exception of the Belgium workshop that was held in English, all the presentations and videos are in national language. 
Enjoy and get in touch with the organizer for any further detail you might need!

The Belgian workshop took place on June 16th 2020 and gathered over 20 participants. The aim of the workshop was to discuss some specific and urgent issues regarding the mechanisms that can facilitate the launch and growth of collective action initiatives in the energy field. The Belgian COMETS-team presented the project and the first results of the survey. The online knowledge platform was demonstrated by Ecolise as an interesting platform for CAIs to network and share information and tools. We also welcomed two qualitative speakers: Dirk Vansintjan, founder of Ecopower and president of RESCOOP, and Gérard Hubaux founder and administrator of the association VENT+.

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Organizer: VITO - Energyville
The Netherlands