Follow EUSEW online for the 15th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) from 22 to 26 June 2020.

For the first time ever, this edition will be an online, interactive event experience, where participants can debate the latest developments under the theme ‘Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth’.

On 23 June Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, will officially welcome policymakers, local authorities, the industry, media, NGOs and academia at the Opening session to debate Europe’s energy future at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). It is a unique opportunity for various actors to discuss the recovery plan for Europe post COVID-19.

In online sessions spread across 3 days and clustered around 4 key themes –  renovation wave, finance, sector integration and strategy – various stakeholders will take the floor to share their views on how to move forward from the crisis and achieve a sustainable future for all.

EUSEW 2020 highlights include:

  • 31 policy sessions (23-25 June) gathering industry experts and policymakers to discuss various aspects of the European Green Deal and a green recovery. Consult and join the sessions here
  • EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony (23 June – 09.45) recognising outstanding individuals and projects in three categories: Youth, Engagement and Innovation, plus an additional category recognising the achievements of Women in Energy (Join webinar). Stay tuned to find out who takes home the prize in these categories, along with the Eastern Partnership Award and the Citizens’ Award (public vote open until 18 June). After the Awards Ceremony (23 June - 10.35) a dedicated Q&A session will take place with all the EUSEW Award winning project holders.  Register here.
  • Debate with Ambassadors (23 June – 11.00) Selected Ambassadors will discuss their commitment and support for the European Green Deal and highlight the road to green recovery and growth.
  • The first ever European Youth Energy Day (22 June), a youth dialogue on how transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Green Deal. Register here
  • Additional events leading up to and following EUSEW 2020, organised in June, featuring individual webinars hosted by EUSEW partnering organisations, such as:
    • What’s the forecast for renewables? How climate data can help boost the green energy sector. At 14.00 CET on Friday, 26 June. Euronews, in partnership with the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), will host a YouTube Live event with Dr Jeff Hardy, senior research fellow at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and an Energy Futures Lab affiliate and Claudia Kemfert, Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and head of the Energy, Transportation, and Environment department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). This debate will be moderated by Jeremy Wilks, climate correspondent at Euronews, and will uncover the inside story on the rollout of renewable energies in Europe. More info on the EUSEW website.
  • Local digital events – Energy Days – all over Europe (in May and June), showing how communities and local changemakers are contributing to the clean energy transition.
EUSEW 2020_Programme EUSEW 2020_Programme..pdf - 1 MB


For media inquiries please contact:




Every year in June, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year, participants will take part in an online, interactive event experience under the theme: Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth. The event will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, EU Youth Energy Day, the EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days.


About EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

Organised by the European Commission, EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. From 22-26 June 2020, participants will enjoy an online, interactive event experience under the theme: ‘Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth’. Highlights include a 3-day policy conference featuring a high-level opening session, debate with Ambassadors and EU Sustainable Energy Awards ceremony as well as matchmaking activities and virtual stands for participants. On 22 June, a European Youth Energy Day will also be organised, bringing together young people aged 18 and 30 years old to share on how to transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continentDiscussions will be complemented by Energy Days, digital events engaging local communities, taking place all over Europe in May and June.