One of the key pillars of the energy policy of the European Commission is to put citizens at the centre of energy transition. Citizens should become an active part of the decarbonisation process.

Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) are one of the models envisaged by the EU legislation to promote such active role of citizens and achieve ambitious decarbonisation targets. The project aims at investigating the legislative framework of different EU Member States ( Portugal, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Denmark) to achieve an understanding of the state of the art of national legislation in promoting RECs.

About the event

This workshop aims to present to participants the goals and the methodological approach of the research and the structure of the final publication presenting the results of the study. To this aim, this workshop session will provide:

Wednesday May 15, 2023

10:00 – 19:00 Participants arrival to the Hotel TBD

20:00 Meeting at the lobby for welcome and introduction

20:30 Dinner TBD

Speaker: Renata Gravina, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

Thursday May 16, 2023

09:30 Introductory Remarks


Renata Gravina, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

Francesco Cappelletti, Policy and Research Officer, European Liberal Forum (TBC)

09:45 Citizens and Energy Transition: The Role of Renewable Energy Communities

Speakers: Simona Benedettini, Luigi Einaudi Foundation RECs project leader

11:15 Dialogue with the participants of the workshop and follow-up in view of the publication of the volume Renewable Energy Communities

Moderator: Simona Benedettini, Luigi Einaudi Foundation, Italy


Madalena Schalk, Social Liberal Movement, Portugal

Louise Alis, Liberal International Climate Justice, Denmark

Gero Scheck, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Germany

Slavtcho Ivanov, Liberal International, Bulgaria

12:30 Highlights of the event goals and conclusive remarks

Speaker: Renata Gravina, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

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