Citizenergy platform for community energy awards sustainable energy project of the year


Winner to be announced on 1 February at special EU Parliament event on citizen engagement in sustainable energy

Brussels, 10 January 2017. The long awaited winner of the 2016 Citizenergy Project of the Year award is due to be announced on 1 February in the halls of the EU Parliament during a special session on citizen engagement in sustainable energy. The award celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Citizenergy portal for community energy investment. The overwhelmingly clear results were a product of votes cast by hundreds of individuals, each of whom rated crowdfunded and cooperative based energy projects according to their contribution to a sustainable energy future.

Fittingly, the awards ceremony will take place within the framework of a special EU Parliament event on citizen engagement, hosted by MEP Dario Tamburrano of Italy and organised by the Active Citizenship Network. All interested parties are cordially invited to attend the event:

The engagement of citizens in sustainable energy – Sharing successful experiences across Europe

  • On 1 February in Brussels, Belgium
  • From 10:00 to 12:00
  • At the European Parliament, Room ASP7H1

Online registration closes 20 January 2017 – admission possible only with valid registration.

Participants are asked to bring their passports/identification documents to the event so that the required parliamentary pass may be issued.

In addition to the conferring of the Project of the Year Award, event highlights include contributions from key EU institutions and networks in the field of energy. A panel discussion featuring on the ground experiences of sustainable energy cooperatives and crowdfunding platforms throughout Europe and legal recommendations arising from the experience of Citizenergy, the first portal to promote cross-border investment in community energy, will round out the programme.



Sarah Mekjian | Citizenergy Communications, Climate Alliance | T. +49 69 717 139 20 |

Eleonora Di Donna | Event Organisation, Active Citizenship Network | T. +39 636 718 315 |