Speakers

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak,
together with the city of Heerlen
we decided to postpone our Forum to a later date.

The first Cities & Citizens Energy Forum
will take place from the 15th to the 17th September 2020.

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Eckart WÜRZNER

President of Energy Cities
& Mayor of Heidelberg, Germany

Eckart WÜRZNER

President of Energy Cities
& Mayor of Heidelberg, Germany

"If EU leaders are not listening to cities voices through city networks or the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, they will not survive in the political system."

Claire ROUMET

Strategic Partnerships & Overall Coordination - Energy Cities

Claire ROUMET

Strategic Partnerships & Overall Coordination - Energy Cities

Claire joined the team of Energy cities in 2014 after 10 years as Secretary General of Housing Europe, the Federation of social housing providers. She is French and graduated in economics. She completed a post-graduate in European policies in Strasbourg after a year of econometrics in Mainz, Germany. Living in Brussels, she speaks English, Spanish and French with some German.

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Dirk VANSINTJAN

President
REScoop.eu

Dirk VANSINTJAN

President
REScoop.eu

Dirk Vansintjan is one of the founding members Ecopower, a Belgian citizen energy cooperative with nearly 60,000 members. He has been working in the renewable energy sector since 1985 and still pushes for an energy transition that leads to energy democracy. Today Mr. Vansintjan is a board member of Ecopower and the President of REScoop.eu, the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives.

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Eugene QUINN

Co-Founder
Space and Place

Eugene QUINN

Co-Founder
Space and Place

London-born, Vienna-based urbanist and DJ. Along with three friends, he founded the culture group Space and Place in 2012 to play with the city, build social capital and send out new political messages. Space and place’s work has featured in New York Times, Guardian, Die Zeit and on Russian TV. He walks on average 9km each day.

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Frans TIMMERMANS

Executive Vice President
European Commission

Frans TIMMERMANS

Executive Vice President
European Commission

After serving as Dutch diplomat and politician for 30 years, Frans Timmermans was nominated Executive Vice President of the European Commission in 2019. Among his responsibilities, are leading the Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and its first European Climate Law to enshrine the 2050 climate-neutrality target into EU law and coordinating the work on the Just Transition Fund, to support those most affected by the “green” transition.