On 5th and 6th December 2016, a delegation of community energy representatives in the UK met the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Molly Scott Cato in Brussels. Our partner Regen SW participated in this meeting.

The trip was an opportunity to learn more about what is going on with other community energy groups from the UK and other parts of Europe. It was also the occasion to be informed of the role MEPs play in shaping energy policy and better understand how much legislative tools and guidelines can impact community and local energy initiatives on the continent.

Within this space dedicated to experience sharing and mutual learning, the SET-UP project was presented as a virtuous example of interregional cooperation to improve policies on smart grids. Indeed, by adopting a collaborative and proactive approach, SET-UP promotes an interregional learning process benefitting individuals, organisations and stakeholders involved in the project. The collaborative work carried out within SET-UP not only enables the 6 partner regions to build new competencies, but also leads to greater collaboration generating new projects.

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