As part of the EUSEW Extended Programme, eCREWBECoopW4RES and WECF organise an online conference on
“More women in renewables and energy communities: safeguarding an enabling policy framework”

on 22 September from 9.00 to 10.30 am CET.

To understand and highlight the barriers women in energy communities and in the Renewable Heating and Cooling sectors face, as well as their behaviours and perceptions, we will look at gender equality in RES and ECs from a societal perspective, exploring different survey results and outlining inclusive policies from H2020-funded projects.A first part will explore what obstacles women must overcome and what needs to change. A second panel will examine the legal framework for better gender-balanced policy formulation. Instruments and strategies to draft inclusive supporting policies and ensure an enabling legal framework will be discussed. The last part will showcase projects and initiatives that support women in the RES and ECs.



  • Marine Faber Perrio, Head of communications, IEECP / BECoop project


  • Ioannis Konstas, Project manager, Q-Plan
  • Katharina Habersbrunner, WECF
  • Johannes Slacik, Senior Expert for Energy Research and University Lector, Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz, Department of Energy Economics & Institute of Management Accounting
  • Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament
  • Hemma Bieser, Founder and Managing Partner, avantsmart, Managing Director, OurPower
  • Dr Saska Petrova, Reader in Human Geography, Department of Geography, SEED, University of Manchester
  • Marilys Louvet, Energy, Climate and Gender, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)
Download the full version of the Extended Programme in pdf. You will find more information on the conference and a link to register here.We look forward to welcoming you in this event!