Community visioning for a clean energy future across Europe


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Image from Alliance of Associations Polish Green Network, Piotr Chałubiński

Decarbonising the EU’s energy system is critical to reach the EU’s 2030 climate goals. Yet, a successful transition to renewable energy sources can be reached only by involving communities and making the transition just. 

Join this session in the series 'Local actions for a SHARED GREEN DEAL' for an event that will showcase how communities can envision desirable energy futures in their regions. 

Participants will learn about how creative techniques like storytelling and improvisation, implemented by Polish Green Network with inhabitants of the coal-dependent Bełchatów region in Poland, can be used to imagine a clean energy future. They will also have the opportunity to hear how to work with different kinds of communities, like those Granada County Council, Spain worked with to co-create community visions for the county’s clean energy futures. And they will hear about approaches to inclusive engagement facilitated by Essex County Council, United Kingdom to foster a community-driven local area energy plan.

Register now to join the session on 10 April, from 11.00-12.30 CEST.


  • Clean energy - Supplying clean, affordable and secure energy
  • Introducing community visioning for clean energy
  • Presentation of local projects:
    • The future starts now: design the tomorrow of Bełchatów (Poland), Mateusz Kowalik
    • Granada: community visions for community energy (Spain), Gonzalo Esteban Lopéz
    • Jaywick’s stories of change: improving energy and health futures (United Kingdom), Louise Tennekoon
  • Discussion and Q&A session

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For further details please contact co-leads Professor Chris Foulds ( and Professor Rosie Robison (

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101036640. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the SHARED GREEN DEAL HAS project and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.