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June Energy Week in Brussels

This week, being it on purpose or not, Brussels is hosting not one, but several energy-related events that our representatives from Habitat for Humanity International are attending, too. Experts, stakeholders and activists from all around Europe will meet in one city to discuss the challenges of global warming and ensuring energy security for better future for all. Having tradition since 2006,

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK (EUSEW)

organized by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), has become the leading event offering many panels, discussions, sessions, workshops and presentations during the whole week between June 17th and 21st, 2019. EUSEW is not an ordinary conference but rather a combination of talks, panels, fair, competition awarding and many other activities promoting sustainable energy innovation. The platform consists of four major events including Policy Conference, Networking Village, Awards Competition and Energy Days which gives space and opportunity, in fact, for everyone to fit in and take part this week. The main pillars of the platform are energy efficiency, decarbonizing the economy, research, innovation and competitiveness, so wondering about housing challenges, this topic surely will be part of the program.

• The Policy Conference
Organized by the European Commission, the main aim of this conference is to provide space for experience-sharing and promotion of energy efficiency practices and renewable energies. Thanks to this event and learning about successful policies, Europe can make a step forward the EU's energy and climate goals. The Policy Conference will take place between 18th and 20th of June, 2019.

• Networking Village
Another part of EUSEW is unique Networking Village which brings the EUSEW community together to forge alliances and provides with space for information-sharing. It is one of the complements to the high-level Policy Conference. The village will consist of Energy Fair, Energy Lab and Energy Talks. Like the Policy Conference, the Networking Village will be open for everyone between 18th and 20th of June, 2019.

• Sustainable Energy Awards
EUSEW Awards celebrate the outstanding ideas transformed into projects and award the year's most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. There are 12 finalists who will be considered by the expert jury and even by you, if you are a European citizen (public vote). The winning projects will be eventually awarded in categories of Engagement, Innovation, Leadership and Youth. This year's competition and voting process is already closed, however, for future competitions, anyone within the EU can submit their recent project that helps work towards the Energy Union. This year's Awards Ceremony will be held on 18th of June, 2019.

• Energy Days
Energy days do not take place only in Brussels and only during the week of the conference but take place throughout months of May and June anywhere in Europe. This project serves as to roof the activities and events throughout whole Europe to promote clean energy transition. Anyone interested in clean energy transition and energy efficiency is encouraged to organize any kind of workshop, conference, competition or anything else related as to engage citizens for action in building Energy Union, let's say in the topic of housing issues as well. There are no limits on size or length of the event. It can be something local or more region-oriented, it can last from few hours to week or month. All the events are available on Energy Days Map.


Find more information about EUSEW 2019 here.

Energy as a basic human right? That is what Right to Energy Coalition (R2E) formed in 2017 believes is a key to overcoming the complex issue of energy poverty. Since then, R2E has been calling for a strategic action to tackle the root causes and consequences of energy poverty. There is need for an integrated and holistic policy approach in regards to energy poverty since the issue brings different challenges together. The R2E considers

warming world, increasing social inequality and unjust energy system

as the key areas contributing to energy poverty. Energy poverty is understood by R2E as a political choice that inevitably needs political response that is, however, many times lacking.

R2E's main points in reaching fair energy transition:

Connecting trade unions, anti-poverty organizations, social housing providers, environmental and health organizations and energy cooperatives, R2E organizes between June 19 and 20, 2019  Right to Energy Forum in Brussels, Belgium. During the workshops, conferences and two plenaries for collective reflection and strategizing, activists and specialists in energy poverty will meet, share and discuss the experience, stories, practical skills and challenging questions regarding the growing discontent in climate policies. Habitat for Humanity International will be there organizing a workshop on Energy poverty from Eastern European angle on the 19th of June 3:30 PM. Will you?


Find more information about Right to Energy Coalition here.

Find more information about Right to Energy Forum here.

Find the newest findings in R2E's report "Power to the people" here.

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