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WECF Event Invitation: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”

21.06.2017 | Confederatie Bouw, Brussels

From June 19 till June 23 the 12th EU Sustainable Energy Week, #EUSEW17, will take place in Brussels & around Europe! The theme this year will be "clean energy for all Europeans". 

To mark this occasion and to highlight our own CLEEN energy project, we would like to invite you to join our own event during the Sustainable Energy Week “CLEEN energy has changed our lives” (PDF)

WECF with the aid of its partners from Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine organises a Brussels event presenting the work of grassroots organisations, who are working jointly on energy efficiency and climate change awareness.

The meeting will emphasise the importance of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives for countries like Georgia and Armenia. Energy cooperatives not only create local jobs but can lead to increasing incomes for both women and men in the villages, while atve the same time diminishing carbon emissions and environmental pollution.

“Energy efficiency measures and working on sustainable energy is of utmost importance in many countries in the Eastern Partnership region who mainly depend on Russian gas” states Olga Plekhanova, energy coordinator at WECF.

Anna Samwel, head of WECF branch office Georgia, states: “We see that grassroots organisations have grown stronger, have become more self-confident and more professional during the CLEEN programme, working with the local governance and making a real difference in their communities. “

The meeting will take place in Brussels, Wednesday June 21st from 1.30 pm till 3.00 pm at:

Confederatie Bouw
Rue du Lombardstraat 34-42
1000 Brussel / Bruxelles

For registration, please contact Chantal Van den Bossche at WECF International,

CLEEN: Making local grassroots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency

CLEEN (Civil society Local Energy Efficient Network) is a 3-year EU-funded project aiming to build a partnership of civil society organizations (CSOs), as well as to strengthen CSO's capacities in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The project focuses on energy efficiency and cost savings, and increased accountability of local and national authorities on this issue. WECF coordinates this project and provides technical expertise. The project is funded by the European Union, Auswärtiges Amt, GLS Bank and the RAJA foundation.





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