Energy Policies Initiative

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As a follow-up to the Masterclass in Energy Policy organized by CommUnity Representatives in Brussels, the Energy Policies Initiative aims to reach the members that did not attend the Masterclass and to educate them on these topics. Each location creates and takes ownership of an event focused on Energy Policies, following a framework that is depicted here.

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Name

XXX Energy Policies YYY

XXX = City, where it takes place.

YYY= Format of the event

For example:

Barcelona Energy Policies Workshop

 

Audience

All CommUnity members are invited to this event, including students, alumni, InnoEnergy employees, InnoEnergy entrepreneurs, professors, young professionals, senior professionals.

However, the ideal audience for the event can vary according to the format that is adopted, as explained for each format below.

 

Time and duration

The Energy Policies Initiative also tries to prepare CU members for the future event organised in collaboration with the InnoEnergy Benelux office and EU Business Unit. Therefore, the events are expected to take place before March 2018.

The whole event can take from half a day to two full days, according to the format that is adopted, during the week or a weekend.

 

Pricing

Free for CommUnity members.

External participants need to cover the expenses calculated per person, in general food & beverages.

 

Size

No limit, mainly depends on venue size.

 

Venue

A venue providing sufficient space for all members to be in the same room. Audiovisual support is needed.

The venue choice is open and should allow for networking and discussion. Take into account that there is no external funding for this event from the CommUnity office and any possible rental expense has to be covered by the location’s own budget or external funding from a sponsor or partner.

 

Catering

Catering shall be organised for the event including food and beverages.

 

Event types

The suggested formats are only possible types of event that have been thought of by the Energy Policies Group. Additional event types that allow sharing knowledge and suit the unique needs of each location are encouraged.

 

 

1. Speaker series

Traditional type of event, all the CU locations are familiar with this format.

During this kind of event, ideally, an expert on energy policies will introduce the Directives of the Winter Package/Clean Energy for All Europeans and provide insights on the topic. As an alternative, an expert or entrepreneur in the fields that are implicated in these Directives could present the impact of the new regulations on their market or business.

 

Guest speakers

Ideal candidates are:

  • Masterclass’ speakers from the first edition are invited to the Local CU with a compelling value proposition
  • An independent speaker, expert in one of the fields addressed in the Winter Package or expert in energy policies

 

Audience

  • Students, both from InnoEnergy and hosting university
  • CommUnity members (IE employees, Alumni, etc.)
  • Young Professionals interested in the topic

 

2. Panel discussion

4 or 5 experts in one of the topics covered by the Winter Package discuss the impacts of the Directives and reply to questions from the audience. One of the local CU representatives would act as the moderator for the panel debate.

 

Guest speakers

Ideal candidates are:

  • Masterclass’ speakers from the first edition are invited to the Local CU with a compelling value proposition
  • An independent speaker, expert in one of the fields addressed in the Winter Package or expert in energy policies
  • Representatives of the different stakeholders of the energy market
  • Professors from the Law or Economics Faculty of the hosting university (e.g. in KU Leuven there is a course about Energy Law, it would be cool to have the professor as speaker in the panel)

 

Audience

  • Students, both from InnoEnergy and hosting university
  • CommUnity members (IE employees, Alumni, etc.)
  • Young and Senior Professionals interested in the topic
  • Citizens

 

3. Forum

A more “democratic” type of event. It could be set as a sort of think tank to promote feedback and dialogue about the Directives of the Winter Package. Open discussion among people that have already “studied” the material of the Masterclass, moderated by one of the local CU Representatives. The outcomes of this type of event could be synthesized in a report that is provided to policy-makers from our network.

Guest speakers

Any energy experts with knowledge and interest in the Winter Package will be welcomed to participate to the open forum.

 

Audience

More specialized targeted audience:

  • Less emphasis on students
  • CommUnity members (IE employees, Alumni, etc.)
  • Young and Senior Professionals interested in the topic

 

4. Workshop

This format aims at spreading the knowledge from the Masterclass through a sort of workshop. Small groups of CommUnity members will be reunited around a table, each team investigating and discussing one of the different topics covered by the Winter Package and presenting the outcomes of their research to the rest of the attendees.

 

Guest speakers

A speaker could be invited to provide a general overview to the Winter Package and help the attendees to understand and interpret the challenging or unclear points of the Directives.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Masterclass’ speakers from the first edition are invited to the Local CU with a compelling value proposition
    • Local Representative to share the knowledge absorbed at the Masterclass
    • One of the representatives of the Energy Policies group
    • Independent speaker experts of energy policies

     

    Audience

    • Students, both from InnoEnergy and hosting university
    • CommUnity members (IE employees, Alumni, etc.)

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