Our Programme

Energy Academy Europe organizes 20 Energy Learning Activities every year: these are lectures, debates, masterclasses and excursions on a wide range of topics related to the energy transition. For these events we invite top speakers from different fields and disciplines, inspirational debaters and highly skilled professionals to provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge on energy issues.
If you’re a student, you can follow these activities in addition to your regular study and courses. And there is more: we offer you the opportunity to obtain the valuable Energy Academy Europe Certificate.

In the past Energy Academy welcomed world-renowned speakers such as entrepreneurship expert Saras Sarasvathy, European Commission’s Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and recently Marjan Minnesma of Urganda.


Energy Lecture

A monthly two hours event with national and international speakers

Energy Masterclass

Half-day introductions to high profile topics with high profile specialists, four times a year

Energy Debate

Monthly discussions between speakers and students urgent issues in the energy transition.

Energy Excursion

Fieldtrips to visit energy initiatives on site, close by (Eemshaven) and further away (Paris)

March 2017

1st | Energy Lecture: Energy Transition - the Case of Russia by Tatiana Mitrova > more info

2 - 3 | Networking Event: Successful R&I in Europe - European Networking Event > more info

9th | Energy Masterclass: Natural Gas by GasTerra, NAM & Gasunie > more info

17th |Seminar: North Sea as a future powerhouse > more info

22nd |Energy Excursion: Visit the Power Plant of RWE in the Eemshaven > more info

April 2017

20th | Energy Lecture: Industry in transition by John Kerkhoven, managing partner at Quintel Intelligence > more info

May 2017

3rd | Symposium: The Trilemma of the Energy Transition > more info coming soon

4th | Energy Lecture: Energy Transition from the global perspective by Noe van Hulst, ambassador to the OECD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs > more info

9th |Energy Lecture: Ameland self-sufficient by 2020 by Albert de Hoop, mayor of Ameland > more info


What are Energy Learning Activities?

The energy transition needs professionals and researchers who are specialists in their field, but who are also able to look beyond their own discipline. People who are trained in a multidisciplinary way, who know how to cooperate with other professionals, and who have a broad set of skills and competences. Therefore EAE organizes Learning Activities: public events, open to anyone with an interest in the energy transition. With some special attention for students of Hanze USA and University of Groningen to introduce them to the multifaceted world of the energy transition.

Learning Activities offer the opportunity to get acquainted with different points of view, different interests, and different fields. We believe this will add an extra dimension to the education and it will increase the future employability of the students.

Plus joining these activities helps to build a network. Students will not only meet other energy students but also professionals, researchers and other experts. In short: Energy Learning Activities provides studentswith interdisciplinary knowledge on a wide range of issues. And we help them on their way to become a future, well-rounded energy professional!

Energy Learning Activities

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You are all invited

Energy Learning Activities are organized by Energy Academy Europe, sometimes in cooperation with others, like Studium Generale, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities Programme is an specifically designed extracurricular programme for bachelor and master students, who are enrolled at the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Of course, we also invite everyone else interested in the energy transition to participate in our Energy Learning Activities. Generally speaking, events are for free, and everyone is invited, but we kindly ask you to register in advance.

Follow 10 Energy Learning Activities

Students who participate in 10 Energy Learning Activities can receive a proof of participation in the Energy Academy Learning Activities programme. But if you have an interest in energy, and want to add more to your diploma: please register for the Energy Academy Europe Certificate.

Make sure you study 30 ECTS of interdisciplinary energy education inside your own educational programme and participate in 10 Learning Activities during the course of your study. You can start at any time with collecting the 10 Learning Activities, both at Bachelor and Master level, as long as you end with 10 activities when you graduate.