This annual European Commission event raises awareness amongst institutions and citizens regarding renewable-energy and energy-consumption.
This year’s edition of the EU Sustainability Week (EUSEW) will be celebrated across Europe from 19 to 25 June 2017.
Member States can get involved through Energy Days, not-for-profit events focused around the themes of energy, renewables and energy efficiency. The countries involved must reply to a call for contributions, registering the initiatives they intend to organise for EUSEW.
The EU Energy Days will bring together public authorities, energy agencies, citizens, private companies, NGOs and industrial organisations, with the aim of sharing best practices and generating further development in the field of sustainable development.
Furthermore, from 20 to 22 June 2017, a political conference will be held in Brussels on Clean Energy for All Europeans. This conference will deal with the key issues of European energy policy, paying particular attention to the Clean Energy package presented in 2016.
European Sustainable Energy Week will also see presentation of the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards. The awards were launched in 2006 by the European Commission to promote sustainable energy in the EU. 3 March 2017 saw the deadline for the presentation of projects to help citizens and the public sector to improve energy use in Europe. The winners will be identified by a panel of experts, but a public prize is also planned, which will see the public voting for the best project.