Sign up to mPOWER Digital for Best Energy Transition Practices

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Express your interest by filling in this 5-minute survey.

The mPOWER Digital course zooms in on best practices to advance democratic public ownership for a successful energy transition and will run three times, between April 2020 and March 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.


People working in 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: April – May 2020, September – October 2020 or February – March 2021


The first online course starts on Wednesday, April 8th, from 12-2 pm GMT, 1-3 pm CET. The subsequent sessions will be every Wednesday, with the last session on May 13th.

April 8: Session 1, Setting the scene for democratic public ownership
April 15: Session 2, Reducing energy use and tackling energy poverty
April 22: Session 3, Local and renewable energy generation with citizens
April 29: Session 4, Innovation, infrastructure and SMART solutions
May 6: Session 5, Mainstream and alternative forms of financing
May 13: Session 6, Building local partnerships to maximise public benefits

Local authorities are invited to express interest in participating in one of the 3 online courses by filling in this 5-minute survey. Because we want to hear the topics (opportunities and barriers) you are interested to learn about and the learning outcomes that are most important for you to achieve.

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.

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