Sign up to mPOWER Digital 2.0 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 edition of the course took place in spring 2020 and received very positive reviews from its participants:

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.

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

When I read "Municipalities at the heart of a just transition", I understood that this was my course.

I have found it extremely interesting and am very hopeful that what we learn together can create useful impacts right across our regions.

We will run it two more times starting in September 2020 and February 2021, so you can pick the period that works best for you.

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.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

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.

Each 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. The course runs three times, so you can pick the dates that work best for you.

Online course periods: September – October 2020 or February – March 2021

COURSE 2

Below you can already see the themes we will address in the second course.

30 September, session 1: Setting the scene for democratic public ownership
7 October, session 2: Reducing energy use and tackling energy poverty
14 October, session 3: Local and renewable energy generation with citizens
21 October, session 4: Innovation, infrastructure and SMART solutions
28 October, session 5: Mainstream and alternative forms of financing
4 November session 6: Building local partnerships to maximise public benefits

Would you like to participate in the upcoming mPOWER Digital course? Make sure to fill in this 2-minute survey by September 20, 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!