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Daily news2 April 20241 min read

Citizen-led renovation workshop series: Workshop #1 Overcoming Barriers and Challenges

Unlock collaborative solutions! Join CLR's Workshop Series tackling barriers in energy communities. Gain insights, connect with leaders, and prepare for transformative opportunities like our Open Call.

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The first workshop of Citizen-led renovation, titled 'Overcoming Barriers and Challenges,' will take place in Ghent at Hotel NH Ghent Belfort on 16 April from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST.

The workshop will tackle barriers and challenges faced by organizations and energy communities. Through interactive activities and discussions, we aim to find collaborative solutions to overcome them.

This workshop is also a great opportunity to learn about our Open Call! Applications for our 1-year Support Service for Citizen-led renovation open as of the 10th of April. We're supporting EU Energy Communities with initiatives like insulation, new technical systems, and renewables.

Through the support service, we will help you with:

  • Co-developing project pipelines and investment plans  
  • Preparing and supporting the implementation of administrative procedures   
  • Project management and technical designs  
  • Communication and citizen engagement  
  • Mutual learning across the pilot communities and regions  
  • And much more!  

Why you should participate in our workshop?

The workshop provides you with the chance to:

  • Connect with other leaders in the field, our pilot projects, Lighthouses and members of our Board to glean insights from their successes and innovative solutions.
  • Access exclusive insights from our pilot initiatives, witnessing firsthand how they navigate and surmount obstacles.
  • Establish connections with peers and organizations addressing similar challenges, fostering a collaborative atmosphere for mutual support and new perspectives.
  • Gain firsthand information about the Open Call.
  • Opportunity to prepare thoroughly and, if necessary, arrange additional guidance from the team on how to respond effectively to the Open Call.

The Agenda of the Day is below. Besides the workshop on barriers and challenges the participants will also have the possibility to visit Energent, one of our selected pilots, and hear about their experience.

  • Participation in the workshop is free.
  • This workshop is designed for One-Stop-Shops, energy community representatives, and both emerging and established energy communities from across Europe. Already confirmed participants are shown on the map below:

If you are considering attending the workshop, please let us know by sending an email to nikiatthink-e [dot] be (niki[at]think-e[dot]be), by the 12th of April.


Publication date
2 April 2024