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The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.

Please register for the webinar by clicking here.

This webinar, which will be of particular interest to community energy practitioners and cooperatives, public authorities, regional energy agencies and building owners and management associations will hear from several presenters:

  • An introduction from EASME, The Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises, European Commission;
  • Andreas Rüdinger, (independent consultant and associate research fellow at IDDRI) will present an overview of what the term “participatory financing” can encompass and the issues it can address;
  • Daan Creupelandt, Coordinator at will share experience from the RESCOOP-MECISE project, working with cooperatives to develop projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency and setting up a financial facilitation service for all European energy cooperatives; 
  • Carlo Allevi, Operations Manager at WeAreStarting will present a case study on the use of equity crowdfunding for non-domestic building renovation

After these presentations, time will be allowed for questions and answers.

The webinar will be conducted in English and will be moderated by Christophe Milin from the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises.

This is part of a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative; for further background information on the SEI Forums initiative and to see the agenda and presentations from previous and upcoming conferences and webinars, please visit the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums webpage.

For social media: #SEIforums

Recording of the webinar



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Practical information

4 April 2019, 11.00 - 13.00 (CEST)