Representatives of CEESEN (Central and Eastern European Sustainable Energy Network) were delighted to participate in EUSEW (European Sustainable Energy Week) 2024, held in Brussels from June 11-13. The event gathered key stakeholders in sustainable energy to showcase innovations and facilitate networking opportunities.

CEESEN’s stand at EUSEW’s Energy Fair, themed “Sustainable Revolution and Clean Energy Transition in Central and Eastern Europe,” emphasized the advancements and challenges in the region’s energy transition. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the projects related to CEESEN and sustainable energy and climate action plans, engage with green transition initiatives, participate in the quiz, and pledge digital commitments to sustainable practices.

The network was represented at the stand by the President of CEESEN and the representative of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Elis Vollmer; Policy Coordinator at Climate Alliance and partner of CEESEN projects, Max Beijneveld; the representative of DOOR, Miljenka Kuhar; and the project manager of CEESEN and University of Tartu, Helena Maripuu.

Reflecting on this year’s European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), our team extends our gratitude to all participants whose contributions made this event exceptional. An opportunity provided by the CINEA to CEESEN, to be represented at the largest conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, was a remarkable experience for our team.

EUSEW 2024 was a standout event, with over 2,000 attendees (including 4,558 online visitors from June 11-13), more than 400 inspiring speakers, impactful plenary sessions, engaging policy discussions, a diverse Energy Fair with over 50 exhibitors, and the celebration of 111 Sustainable Energy Days worldwide.

The dialogue continues beyond the event. All EUSEW sessions are available for replay on the EUSEW platform, allowing everyone to revisit insightful discussions and maintain engagement within the community from the event.

Participating in thematic discussions, presenting the CEESEN’s competences and opportunities for cooperation at a pan-European fair and making new contacts will help to improve the CEESEN’s position and contribution to society. In defining CEESEN’s future strategic goals, it is equally important to contribute to the  discussions based on our competences and research results, and to get a picture of the direction in which European society and scientific innovation are heading in the green transition.