Workshops, forums and laboratories selected on the basis of a call for proposals as well as an Energy Transition Job Forum and site visits will be organised in parallel to the plenary sessions.

The European Energy Transition Conference

This is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and civil society. Every year, they analyse the main trends at work behind societal changes and the challenges faced by local authorities. Participants take an active part in the event; over 100 workshops, forums and laboratories are organised in parallel sessions to present concrete projects and share experiences.

The 2017 edition

In 2016, the same trends already seen in 2015 confirm the major shifts under way in the energy sector. The success of the film “Tomorrow” sumps up the general mood about energy transition in France: solutions exist and initiatives are being implemented in many territories. We have now moved on from discussions on the energy transition act and the environmental conference, which set an ambitious course, to action. However, many existing projects do not yet set a path towards resilient territories, but merely give an indication of what is possible. In order to better understand the changes at work, the Conference will illustrate these trends with European examples and will encourage discussions on the challenges of defining new ways forward for territories and mobilising resources.