29 May 2020

The EU Sustainable Energy Week will take place from 17 to 21 June, 2019

Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) - the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year's theme is 'Shaping Europe's energy future' and it will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days.


Policy Conference
18th to 20th June
Apply to host a session until 11 February!

Networking Village
A place for the EUSEW Community to exchange ideas
Sign up to host a networking activity until 25 March!

Sustainable Energy Awards
Recognising outstanding innovation in renewable energy and energy efficiency and provide a platform for the best European projects in the field
Consult the guidelines and apply for the Awards until 11 February!

Energy Days
May and June
Organised throughout Europe by public and private organisations, Energy Days encourage citizens and stakeholders to discover and debate the major issues driving the transition to sustainable energy
Register your local Energy Day event between January and June!
Press Releases

18 June 2019

#EUSEW19 Winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards

Inspiring sustainable energy projects win EU awards

Four innovative sustainable energy projects from Spain, France and Portugal won today the 2019 EU Sustainable Energy Awards during a ceremony at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Policy Conference in Brussels. The Awards acknowledge the crucial role of the private and public sector, NGOs, national and local authorities in working towards a climate-neutral Europe. The winning projects were recognised in four categories – Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth – in addition to the 2019 Citizens’ Award which was decided by voters across Europe.


An additional prize was awarded this year for the Eastern Partnership countries.


EUSEW is now in its 14th year and is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Over 3,000 policy makers, industry, academia and researchers are gathering to debate key trends and EU's energy policies advancements. Organised by the European Commission, EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.


EUSEW 2019 Awards winners


Leadership and the Citizens’ Award: Avià for a Good Climate, Spain – a sustainable village with an innovative renewable and energy efficiency action plan that has seen the implementation of solar power, housing upgrades, waste management strategies and other green measures. Through simple incentives like reduced taxes for homeowners installing solar panels on their rooftops, the plan has delivered a 60 % reduction in carbon emissions compared to 2014 levels. Discover more.


Engagement: Bardzour, France – a La Réunion-based project which has successfully converted unused land around a prison into a solar farm. The project creates enough renewable energy to meet one-third of the electricity needs of nearby city Le Port, reducing carbon emissions by 9 000 tonnes each year. Discover more.


Youth: ClimAct, Portugal – a project based in Lisbon working with hundreds of students, parents and teachers at almost 40 schools in Portugal, Spain, France and Gibraltar. The project aims to empower young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to get their schools onboard the sustainable energy transition. Discover more.


Innovation: E=0 & Transition Zero, France – a Paris-based project with an innovative, hassle-free and low-cost concept for upgrading energy efficiency in social housing. The scheme allows tenants to reduce their energy bills by living in a more energy efficient building while also improving the comfort of their own home. Discover more.

This year's Awards also featured a special category for the Eastern Partnership countries and the winner is the Georgian Vine and Wine Company LTD/SHILDA wine.


The EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries champions inspiring sustainable energy initiatives in the EaP countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. Applications were open to citizens, businesses, governmental institutions, local authorities, civil society and youth organisations, from one or several Eastern Partners countries. Six finalists were selected from over 50 entries.

Watch the complete Award Ceremony:



10 May 2019

#EUSEW19 EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019:

Save the date

Registration is now open! Come join us for the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019 in Brussels on 18-20 June. Organised by the European Commission, EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. But it does not stop in Brussels: you can also attend Energy Days in your country!


Over 90 sessions and 100 networking activities in Brussels


Europe is already a global leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last 5 years in all policy areas have put the EU on the right track to fully embrace the clean energy transition, seizing the economic opportunities that it offers, creating growth,  jobs and a healthier environment for consumers.


Now in its 14th year, EUSEW 2019 will focus on key trends and policy advancements to lead to a climate neutral economy by 2050. The Policy Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever: under the theme 'Shaping Europe's energy future', around 2,600 stakeholders and 380 speakers will gather in Brussels. View the Policy Conference programme.


Complementing the Policy Conference, the Networking Village, an open forum featuring more than 100 unique networking opportunities: 24 insightful presentations, 16 exciting project pitches and 67 interactive exhibitions will foster partnerships, boost investments and develop innovative business ideas. View the Networking Village programme.


12 outstanding projects at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony


During the opening session of the Policy Conference on 18 June, the winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards will be announced.


In 2019, 12 shortlisted projects have shown outstanding contribution to renewables, and cleaner energy use and production, as well as benefitting citizens and local communities. The Awards will be rewarded in 4 categories: Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth. As ever, the Citizens' Award will be determined by an online public vote. This year's awards ceremony will also feature a special category for Eastern Partnership countries.


Energy Days organised throughout Europe


European citizens do not have to travel to Brussels to be part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week’s activities. Local public and private organisations in Member States are invited to register their sustainable energy events taking place in May and June on the interactive Energy Day map. The Energy Days offer the opportunity to discover activities/events promoting the clean energy transition across the EU.

Discover all the Energy Days on the interactive Energy Day map

21 March 2019

#EUSEW19 Networking Village:

Deadline extended

Still haven't applied to network at #EUSEW19? Good news! You now have more time to submit your proposal for the Networking Village. We are extending the deadline to 1 April 23:59 (CET).


Do not miss the opportunity to grow your network:

Host a stand at the Energy Fair! For half a day, you can engage, entertain and inform your audience about your project by hosting a quiz, debate, contest, or experiment – the choice is yours. Apply here.

Pitch your idea or initiative at the Energy Lab and receive top-level advice from a panel of clean energy experts. Participants will also benefit from a full-day training on how to pitch and be investor ready! Apply here.

Give a speech on the sustainable energy topic of your choice at the Energy Talks, and share your unique insights and innovative ideas. Apply here.

Need more information? Check out the FAQs or contact us.


07 March 2019

#EUSEW19 Energy Days:

Register your local event now!

The 14th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is just around the corner and you can play your part.


How? By organising an Energy Day, during which you can bring clean, efficient energy closer to your community, empowering citizens and local stakeholders and businesses to make greener choices for a more sustainable future.


An Energy Day can be organised between May and June 2019, taking any format – it could be a visit to a clean energy power plant, a conference, or a workshop helping children learn the best ways to save energy. The more innovative and creative your event, the better! Your event should aim to attract at least 10 people and be non-profit.


The Energy Day guidelines are at your disposal to support you in the organisation and promotion of your event.


For more information check out the Energy Days web page or contact the EUSEW Secretariat.


06 February 2019

#EUSEW19 Policy Conference and Awards:

5 days left to apply!

The countdown has begun! You have until next Monday, 11 February 23.59 CET to submit your application to host a session at the Policy Conference and apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards.


Hosting a session at the Policy Conference provides you with a unique platform to showcase your work, network and gain immediate feedback from policymakers and citizens alike. Read the guidelines and apply now!


Host a session at the Policy Conference


This year, the EU Sustainable Energy Awards are awarded to outstanding actions that are helping to shape Europe's clean energy future. The competition features 4 new categories: Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Youth.


12 finalists will be chosen to attend the Awards Ceremony in Brussels, with prizes awarded by an expert jury and European citizens. If you are ready to become Europe's next top energy champion, wait no more! Read the guidelines and enter the Awards competition today!


Win an EU Sustainable Energy Award

24 January 2019

#EUSEW19 Policy Conference:

Deadline extended!

Haven't applied yet? Do not worry! You now have more time to submit your proposal for the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. We are extending the deadline to 11 February 23:59 (CET).


Why should you apply? To have the chance to shape Europe's energy future together with other energy experts and lead the way to a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050.


Need some tips?

  • Think carefully about the objectives of your session>
  • Submit a joint application with relevant partners>
  • Ensure gender balance within the panel
  • Make it interactive

For more inspiration, visit last year's list of sessions.


How to apply? Click here and fill in the application form.


Any questions? The guidelines and FAQs are your one-stop shop to the theme, eligibility, evaluation criteria and the application process. For more information, get in touch with us.