The current and unprecedented fossil fuel crisis is calling us to radically rethink Europe’s energy system. Energy communities have an important role to play in this context, and opportunities for citizens to take action in the energy sector have increased in recent years, leading to innovative collaborations based on community values and democratic principles. Still, many citizens in different parts of Europe are struggling to get their projects off the ground.
What’s more, the ongoing crisis is highlighting the need to strengthen and live our democratic values if we are to create a healthy and resilient society in our region and beyond. An important part of this is the development of concrete pathways to realise the cooperative movement's vision for energy democracy and for the economy. And what better place to co-develop such pathways than the birthplace of democracy?
When and where will the Spring gathering take place?
Who can participate in the Spring gathering?
I'm not a starting initiative from Eastern Europe or the Balkan region, can I still participate in "starter stream" sessions?
Will I be able to participate in any of the workshops online?
Do I need to be present for the entire 3 day duration of the Spring Gathering or can I just participate in a couple of sessions?
When will I know if my application was successful?
Which expenses are covered?
Can I still register for a spot at the Spring Gathering?