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Clean energy for EU islands

Join the Initiative!

The Clean energy for European islands initiative aims to help islanders embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency, create jobs and economic growth, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By joining the Initiative, you become part of an EU-wide community of islands and experts working on the island's clean energy transition. Being part of the Initiative will allow you to access expert support and learn from the transition projects and processes of peer islands.

The EU islands secretariat invites and supports island communities in developing and implementing a vision for their clean energy transition in a way that brings together all relevant actors on the island - including civil society organisations, local authorities, local businesses and schools/universities. 

The path towards full decarbonisation of EU islands requires concerted action and a collective effort - this includes the different stakeholder groups working to make their island community future-proof, however it will not be possible without the support of expert organisations. 

How can you become a Supporting Organisation?

In order for your organisation to be recognised as one of the Initative's official Supporting Organisations, simply download and sign the Declaration of Support and upload it through the button below. Being a supporting organisation for the Clean energy for EU islands initiative provides you with an opportunity to contribute your expertise to a community of pioneers in the clean energy transition and expand your network.

You can download the Declaration of Support here

 

How can your organisation contribute to the Clean energy for

EU islands initiative? 

Look for your organisation type below to find out how to become a supporting organisation, and how you can contribute to the EU-wide island clean energy transition.

 

Supporting Organisation

Civil Society Organisations

As a civil society organization, you can support the Initiative and EU island communities by

  • Monitoring and holding accountable national/regional/local authorities and businesses for their duties and responsibilities
  • Leveraging your own communication tools to disseminate news and relevant materials from the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative
  • Developing other publications to translate/adapt them to national or regional context
  • Helping to keep the necessity of global/(trans)local action for the energy transition of the EU islands high on the public agenda
  • Organising events (e.g. workshops, seminars, conferences) specifically focusing on the energy transition of EU islands, and help the Secretariat identify relevant events

Within the Initiative’s Online Community, you can further

  • contribute by sharing relevant news and/or events.
  • Share good practice examples and suggest relevant tools and materials

 

Public Authorities

As a public authority, you can support the Initiative and EU island communities by

  • Organising events (e.g. workshops, seminars, conferences) specifically focusing on the energy transition of EU islands, and help the Secretariat identify relevant events
  • Informing local stakeholders from business, academia and civil society organisations of the territory about the Initiative, and encourage them to join
  • Developing an incentivising policy framework that facilitates the development of projects according to the locally developed Clean Energy Transition Agendas

Within the Initiative’s Online Community, you can further

  • Inform the members of the Clean Energy for EU Islands about potential synergies in the national, regional, and local context
  • Help the members of the Clean Energy for EU Islands mobilize financial support, inform them about potential financing sources for the development of Clean Energy Transition Agendas, as well as the implementation of the envisioned projects
  • Share relevant news and/or events

 

Academia & Educational Institutes

As an academic or educational institution, you can support the Initiative and EU island communities by

  • Promoting the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative, mobilising existing and potential members of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Community
  • Participating in Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative activities
  • Organising conferences, technical seminars, capacity-building events, and info-days specifically focusing on the energy transition of EU islands

Within the Initiative’s Online Community, you can further

  • Share relevant news and/or events.
  • Provide information about European projects and help island stakeholders from local authorities, local businesses, and civil society to get involved
  • Facilitate the development of relationships and networks with, among, and between experts and islanders by providing linkages, knowledge sources, and direct contents

 

Business Associations & Technology Providers

As a business association or technology provider, you can support the Initiative and EU island communities by

  • Organising events (e.g. workshops, seminars, conferences) specifically focusing on the energy transition of EU islands, and help the Secretariat identify relevant events

Within the Initiative’s Online Community, you can further

  • Provide accurate advice on cutting-edge technologies that can enable the clean energy transition of EU islands
  • Share good practice examples and suggest relevant tools and materials
  • Provide linkages and facilitate the development of relationships and networks with, among, and between technology providers and islanders engaged in the transition to clean energy sources

 

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