Green Deal and Green Recovery - 2 pillars for a sustainable Europe! Join our EUSEW extended event!

Our interactive online event on 19 June 2020 back-2-back with the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will outline how integration of technical and societal approaches will help us to grow after COVID-19.  

User-centred Smart Energy Systems for Real Life Communities 

The online-session aims at shaping the transition to a low carbon ecosystem with new and improved technologies in combination with societal innovation processes. Following the challenges of the European Green Deal (EGD), experts will discuss the role of Living Labs (LLs) for the integration of technical and societal solutions - not the least in the light of EC’s COVID-19 recovery instrument, called Next Generation EU (NGE) presented on 27 May 2020 by President Ursula von der Leyen. 

The event will be moderated by the Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (JPP ERA-Net SES) and was co-designed with DG ENER. Panellists come from the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), CLIC Innovation Ltd. and projects funded by JPP ERA-Net SES.

The JPP ERA-Net SES has proven that involving partners from governance, economy and academia in transnational funding actions is key to accelerate and enrich RDI programs for clean energy transition. LLs are user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.  As such, LLs can help preparing our digital societies for a post-COVID future and at the same time take a role in experiencing new technical and societal approaches in energy transition. Leveraging on experiences of ENoLL’s Living Labs, other initiatives may evolve and reuse existing structures for cooperation and knowledge management (e.g. expera knowledge platform).

As a participant, you will benefit from discussions on:

  • How can LLs speed up the energy transition, contributing to SET-Plan and Goals of the European Green Deal?
  • How can LLs help preparing society for sustainable post-COVID times with respect to green recovery?
  • How can ongoing and future projects liaise with existing LLs?
  • Which political and organizational actions are required to implement more LLs to support the European Green Deal and green recovery?
Preliminary Agenda (19 June 2020, 9:30-11:30 CET)
Opening: Moderator Ludwig Karg, Head of JPP ERA-Net SES Knowledge Community
9:30 – 9:50
 SET-Plan Action 4 activities and their contribution to the European Green Deal and Green recovery
- Marc van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit C2, Innovation, clean technologies and competitiveness, Directorate General for Energy
- Michael Hübner, Coordinator of JPP ERA-Net SES
 9:50 – 10:15 Experts pitching their role in and experiences with real life communities
- Joëlle Mastelic, Lead of the Energy and Environment Action Oriented Task Force, ENoLL
- Jatta Jussila, Managing Director of CLIC Innovation
- Bartlomiej Arendarski, JPP SES project lead at Fraunhofer Institute IFF
10:15 – 11:00Living Labs and their contribution to clean energy transition and green recovery
(group discussions in parallel sessions with collaborative digital whiteboards)
#1: LLs speeding up energy transition
#2: LLs preparing society for sustainable post-COVID times
#3: LLs as partners for ongoing and future RDD projects
#4: Political and organizational actions to foster implementation of more LLs to support the European Green Deal and green recovery
11:00  11:30Presenting and matching key results of the group discussions and closing 

You will find our event also on the EUSEW website.


If you would like to participate, please register here. Please also indicate in the registration in which group session you would like to participate.

Session Access

Access to the Online Workshop will be provided after registration and shortly before the event.

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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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