EU Sustainable Energy Week kicks off on Monday with EU’s path to 2030 as main focus

On Monday, 25 October, the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, will launch the 16th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) under the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. Mostly in a virtual format, the four-day policy conference with 32 different sessions and 40 energy talks will have a close look at how the energy sector can make a decisive contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% by 2030 – and ultimately becoming climate-neutral by 2050. The main highlights of this year’s programme include the EUSEW Awards ceremony on Monday at 12h00 (CET) with 5 different categories, including the Woman in Energy Award and the new Young Energy Trailblazer Award. The programme also includes the launch of the equality platform for the energy sector and a debate of energy sector ambassadors on Monday; a session devoted to the forthcoming State of the Energy Union Report on Wednesday; and the first European Youth Energy Communication Hackathon with its dedicated Award ceremony on Thursday to mark the European Youth Energy Day. Guest speakers in the course of the week include the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Achim Steiner, and the well-known climatologist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. There will also be numerous events taking place inside and outside the EU. More than 3,000 people have already registered to EUSEW. You can still join here and vote on the EUSEW Awards until this evening. A press conference will also take place on Monday at 13h00 (CET), subject to prior registration (media only). Find more information at