The Conference is a 3-day event on the energy transition in our territories to meet up, discuss, exchange, inspire and succeed in a collective manner!
Since 1999, the European Energy Transition Conference has been an annual key event for players engaged in the energy transition in our territories. Each year, the Conference unites more than 3,500 participants (communities, scientists and experts in the ecological transition, as well as economic players and associations), for 3 days of discussions and debates. The programme will feature over a hundred events, with plenary sessions, round tables, interviews, testimonials, workshops and site visits, to meet up, share, exchange and boost inspiration!
Plenary sessions led by experts and key witnesses, to raise the most important current issues for the energy transition
A wide range of workshops, designed together with local players committed to the energy transition, so the Conference becomes a real think tank for concentrated experiences and concrete solutions.
Theme visits to discover the sustainable energy initiatives organised by the host region.
The “Carrefour des Métiers” job forum for Energy Transition is a genuine “event within an event”, which highlights the new vocational jobs and professions linked to the energy transition.
An area dedicated to innovation regarding mobility, habitat, waste recycling and new energy: this is the Energy Transition Village!
“OFF” – the Conference Fringe event!
En parallèle de cette programmation « IN », les Assises proposent également un programme « OFF » – un To complement the main event programme, the Conference also offers a Fringe programme – the “OFF”. This is a month of events for the general public that will take place throughout the host region! There will be workshops, exhibitions, outings, projections, games, shows, concerts, etc. The “OFF” programme offers educational and fun activities for all audiences: children, adults, enlightened amateurs, the curious and specialists on the issue of the energy and ecological transition. In total, some 80 invigorating events, led by local associations and regional authorities are expected around the Grand Genève cross-border region!
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the event, held in Dunkirk, was 100% digital and free of charge, with discussions streamed online for the first time in its history. Over the course of three days, many key players (elected local officials, government officials, economic players, academics, and representatives of civil society) spoke live in “large-format” plenary sessions to immerse viewers fully in energy transition news.
This 21st edition, built around the theme “Together we can act!” promotes volunteering in energy transition, and stresses the need to accelerate initiatives in this sense. At a time of climate marches, the #YouthForClimate movement, and public policy’s increasing focus on ecological issues, the 2020 edition aims to create a true sounding board for the innovations promoted by various social stakeholders and their potential for action. Regional resilience, the environmental impact of digital technologies, the use of hydrogen, local heat, etc.: all of these topics are addressed during the three days dedicated to the energy transition in the Bordeaux region.
This 20th edition, built around the theme “Engaged and united regions”, bears a strong message: the regions are at the heart of change, experimentation and innovation in the energy transition. They offer many concrete ways to break down the technological, social, environmental and energy barriers at work in our societies. Considering their experience and listening to their voice is essential for a successful energy transition.
Since 1999, the European Energy Transition Conference has been the annual meeting place for those involved in the energy transition of territories.