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The European Commission launches the second phase of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat. Over the next two years, the Secretariat will build on the results of Phase I to continue its support to energy transition of islands in the EU. The Secretariat will also match bottom-up initiatives with expert support leading to a pipeline of clean energy projects on the islands.

BRIDGE is a cooperation group of Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Islands and Digitalisation H2020 projects. The annual BRIDGE General Assembly will be held online the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2021. It will be the occasion to present the latest activities by the BRIDGE Working Groups and Task Forces during the last period, as well as discover the new BRIDGE projects and hear about the results and lessons learned from ended projects.

Danish politicians approved a project to build the world's first energy island supplying three million households with energy from the offshore wind power.

With the size of 18 football pitches, the energy island will be historically the biggest construction project in Denmark. The hub for 200 giant offshore wind turbines will be situated 80km out to the North Sea, most probably in the area west of the Jutland coast.

NESOI invites energy initiatives on islands to enroll for a free online course on community energy ownership organised by Friends of the Earth Europe. 

Are you involved in a community renewable energy project and want to improve the skills that will help you in your journey?

Are you interested in learning more about the European energy system and how it relates to local action in your community?

The 19th edition of the EU Regions Week is set to take place on 11-14 October looks to address the  key themes of Green Transition, Cohesion, Digital transition and Citizens engagement.

At the kick-off meeting of the 2021 EU Regions week held on 28 January, the organisers of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy, defined the thematic focus of the upcoming 19th edition.

The European Islands Facility NESOI closes its first open call with 117 applications from islands belonging to over 15 different EU countries.

The first open call from the European Island Facility NESOI that offers grants of up to € 60k per proposal as well as up to € 60K worth of Technical Assistance to help local European islands reach their energy transition ambitions, closed on the 18th of December 2020.

The EU Climate Pact is an initiative by the Commission for all Europeans to give everyone a voice and space to design new climate actions, share best practices, launch grassroots activities and showcase solutions that others can follow. The EU Islands Secretariat has been a front-runner in connecting islands, fostering networks of regional and national go

The first open call from the European Island Facility NESOI offers grants of up to € 60k per proposal as well as up to € 60K worth of Technical Assistance to help local European islands reach their energy transition ambitions.

Join the digital event “Energy Transition on European Islands: from innovation to implementation: how to make the energy transition on islands a reality?” on Thursday 29th October from 13.00 to 15.00 CEST.

Do you know that there are more than 2200 inhabited islands in the EU?

Despite having access to renewable sources of energy, such as wind, sun and wave energy, many of them depend on expensive fossil fuel imports for their energy supply.

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