Thematic Workshop and Policy Lab for Dutch and Belgian Stakeholders

25 May 21

Thematic Workshop and Policy Lab for Dutch and Belgian Stakeholders

The first Thematic workshop and Policy Lab of the Dutch and Belgian Stakeholder Desks will be jointly held on 25 May form 9.00 – 12.00am. The workshop is organised by the TU Eindhoven, and VITO.

The event takes a closer look at the interaction between local policy and energy communities, adn will address questions such as: How local policies can stimulate the growth of energy communities, and vice versa? And how energy communities can contribute to the realisation of local policy objectives?


  • 9h00 Welcome
  • 9:10 LICHT Vlaams-Brabant: Local Initiative for Renewable Transition (Hilde Hacour - Province of Flemish Brabant)
  • 9:30 Citizen participation and public-private partnership accelerate climate transition in East Brabant (Leo D'haese - ECoOB)
  • 9.50 Boosting - exploiting - connecting (Martijn Messing - project manager Social Innovation Programme, collaboration Province of Brabant/Enpuls)
  • 10:10 Different views on the stimulation of energy communities in the Dutch context of multilevel governance (Rien de Bont - TUEindhoven)
  • 10:30 Panel debate
  • 10:50 BREAK
  • 11:00 Introduction of the policy lab
  • 11:10 Policy lab break-out sessions
  • 11:50 Plenary feedback & further steps

Contact: Erika Meynaerts, VITO - ; Erik Laes, TU Eindhoven -

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