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EUROPEAN SEMINAR:

CO-OPERATIVES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR


BRUSSELS, 30TH APRIL 2009
VENUE: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - RUE WIERTZ 60 - ASP BUILDING – ROOM 1G2 – 1047 BRUSSELS
WORKING LANGUAGES: ENGLISH – FRENCH – ITALIAN – SPANISH – GERMAN

- PROGRAMME -
Co-operatives can play a key role in the future EU energy strategy. This
seminar will present some of the co-operative initiatives in the energy field
and aims to build a common European strategy. Presentations will address
issues such as the new EU energy policies, the sharing of knowledge of co-
operatives engaged in the rational use of energy and in renewable resources,
and the social, economical and environmental impacts of current projects.

09.00 REGISTRATIONS
09:30 WELCOME ADDRESS
Gisela KALLENBACH, Member of the European Parliament
09:45 INTRODUCTION OF THE SEMINAR
Felice SCALVINI, COOPERATIVES EUROPE
10:00 ENERGY CO-OPERATIVES IN EUROPE: AN OVERVIEW
Jim WILLIAME, ECOPOWER
10:20 INTELLIGENT ENERGY – EUROPE, THE POWER TO INNOVATE
Patrick LAMBERT, EXECUTIVE AGENCY FOR COMPETITIVENESS & INNOVATION – EU
COMMISSION
QUESTION TIME
11:00 Break
11:15 PRESENTATION OFCO-OPERATIVES’ BEST PRACTICES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR -
1ST PART
Audrey AZILAZIAN, CRÉDIT COOPÉRATIF (FR)
Maurizio SONNO, FEDERCASSE-CONFCOOPERATIVE (IT)
Ildefonso SERRANO GARCÍA, HISPACOOP (ES)
Thierry AUBIN, FNCUMA (FR)
Alessandra VACCARI, LEGACOOP (IT)
Friedrich KLOCKER, GEMENNÜTZIGE BAU- UND WOHNUNGSGEN. WIEN-SÜD (AT)
Moderator: Rainer SCHLÜTER, COOPERATIVES EUROPE
12:30 LAUNCH OF COOPERATIVES EUROPE’S CAMPAIGN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Robert BURLTON, CO-OPERATIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES (UK)
12.50 Lunch
14:20 PRESENTATION OF CO-OPERATIVES’BEST PRACTICES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR –
2ND PART
Relinde BAETEN, ECOPOWER (BE)
Mary RAYNER, Co-OPERATIVES UK (UK)
Burghard FLIEGER, INNOVA eG (DE)
Moderator: Rainer SCHLÜTER, COOPERATIVES EUROPE
14:50 IMPROVING THE ROLE OF CO-OPERATIVES IN THE EU STRATEGY FOR ENERGY:
BUILDING A NEW ENERGY STRATEGY PLAN OF THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT
European Economic and Social Committee, János TÓTH
DG Energy and transports, Pirjo-Lijsa KOSKIMAKI
European Parliament, Bart STAES
COOPERATIVES EUROPE, Felice SCALVINI
Moderator: Ray COLLINS, COOPERATIVES EUROPE
QUESTION TIME
16:00 CONCLUSIONS
Rainer SCHLÜTER, COOPERATIVES EUROPE

CONTACT & INFORMATION


COOPERATIVES EUROPE ASBL ● Cooperative House Europe ● Avenue Milcamps 105 ● BE – 1030 Brussels
TEL. (32/2) 743 10 33 ● office@coopseurope.coop ● www.coopseurope.coop