Sign up to mPOWER Digital 3.0 for Best Energy Transition Practices

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Express your interest by filling in this 2-minute survey.

The mPOWER Digital course zooms in on best practices to advance democratic public ownership for a successful energy transition. The first and second iterations of the course took place in 2020 and received very positive reviews from its participants:

The course made me rethink some of the prominent narratives regarding the privatisation of energy.

The possibilities for public participation, making the energy transition a more democratic process will stick with me.

I have learned a lot on citizens engagement… and had the opportunity to get insight into successful and effective projects which have been implemented all over Europe.

There is so much valuable information in the course. It strikes me that there is a new model of public ownership, which is not just the state but also about citizens and communities.

I really enjoyed the course, all the sessions and all the guest speakers but also the reflections from the other participants. I learned a lot, gaining so much inspiration and good energy!

On April 22 the third and final edition of the mPOWER Digital course takes place!

The free online course will enable participants to learn from cities that are leading the energy transition and provide plenty of opportunities to exchange municipal power experiences with other cities throughout Europe.


People working in or with local authorities/ municipalities/ councils, preferably those who work in the energy departments, or those who are able to make changes relating to energy.

For a period of six weeks 30-35 participants will

  • have access to energy transition resources, videos and specialists
  • receive guidance to pull out best practices and key lessons to draft their own energy transition recommendations,
  • advance public ownership over energy and
  • build lasting, active relationships with other municipalities.

The online course runs for 6 weeks and will consist of 1 session per week.

Participating in one of the three online courses requires 2 hours for the webinar, 1 hour for reading in your own time and a small weekly assignment to develop your own list of (policy) recommendations.

Online course period: April 22 – May 27, 2021


Below you can see the session dates and the themes that will be addressed in the course.

April 22 | Session 1: Setting the scene for democratic public ownership
April 29 | Session 2: Reducing energy use and tackling energy poverty
May 6 | Session 3: Local, renewable energy generation with citizens
May 13 | Session 4: Innovation and infrastructure solutions
May 20 | Session 5: Mainstream and alternative forms of financing
May 27 | Session 6: Building local partnerships to maximise public benefits

The sessions will take place every Thursday at 10am – 12pm BST, 11am – 1pm CET, 12 -2pm EET.

Would you like to participate in the upcoming mPOWER Digital course?

Make sure to fill in this 2-minute survey and we will get back to you.

The mPOWER Digital course is free of charge and tailored to best suit your needs, without being overly demanding on your time.

We encourage participating municipalities to apply with two representatives. To better enable shared learning.

Think your representatives should be taking part in this course? Lobby them to take part!