Energy Academy Europe is part of New Energy Coalition


The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS2018), held for the 7th time in 2018 by the University of Groningen and co-hosted by New Energy Coalition/Energy Academy Europe, will focus on Local Energy Innovations for Global Change. It will take place from July 12 – 20, 2018. The Summer School takes an integrative approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the energy transition. By combining a broad range of disciplines, this event offers a unique opportunity to PhD students to become aware of different aspects of energy transition, to develop novel insights, and to learn to create synergy between approaches to the energy transition. The participants will attend lectures by specialists in the field, present their own and each other’s work, and play an active role in the discussions.

Application deadline is 15 March, 2018.



Review:  ‘My general opinion of the summer school is that it was very well organized and informative. Everything ran smoothly even from before arrival. My best compliments must go to the diversity of the program, both in terms of topics and the people. Presentations ranged from politics to natural sciences and everywhere in between. Participants came from 19 different countries and from different backgrounds of studies. All of this diversity constantly presented me with new knowledge about energy from many different angles.

The major benefit from participating in this summer school is meeting the cohort of participants who are all experts in energy and will make an impact in the field in the future. We have formed a strong network, which will be great for collaboration in the future.

I would highly recommend this summer school because it taught me a lot about new developments in the energy field and the general experience was very fun.’