COGEN Europe has built up an extensive network of partners in Brussels and beyond, with whom we engage into debates and with whom we participate in common projects. Through all the initiatives that we support, we pursue the promotion of a resilient, decentralised and carbon neutral European energy system. These are the initiatives and projects in which COGEN Europe is active:


decarb europe


DecarbEurope is a multichannel media campaign which promotes market-ready & scalable solutions to decarbonise the EU's energy system. Each solution promoted by DecarbEurope is technology-based, cost-effective, market-mature, scalable and provides concrete solutions for a smart and user-centric energy system with ambitious targets. DecarbEurope wants to encourage policy and market instruments to remove barriers that are currently hindering those solutions from full-scale activation. Cogeneration was featured as a key decarbonisation solution as part of the 2017 DecarbEurope report.


decarb heat


The Decarb Heat initiative brings together the major players and stakeholders of the heating and cooling industry. The heating & cooling sector comprises 51% of final energy consumption and contributes about 27% of EU carbon emissions. Decarbonising this sector will be essential in the EU transition towards a carbon emission-free society by mid of this century. COGEN Europe participated in the high level Decarb Heat event during the 2018 EU Sustainable Energy Week.


The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy) and United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). It created an open dialogue and work platform for public and private financial institutions, industry representatives and sector experts to identify the barriers to the long-term financing for energy efficiency and propose policy and market solutions to them. EEFIG has engaged 120 active participants from 100 organizations to deliver clear and unambiguous messages.


european energy forum


The European Energy Forum provides a platform where Members of the European Parliament, representatives from the European Commission and the Permanent Representations can meet stakeholders from the energy sector for an open discussion on energy and climate. COGEN Europe regularly hosts dinner debates in the European Parliament as part of the European Energy Forum.

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Heat Roadmap Europe 4 is a Horizon 2020 funded research project, with a consortium of 23 partners and will be running from 2016 until 2019. Its main goal is to study the heating and cooling sector in Europe by quantifying the effects of increased energy efficiency on both the demand and supply side, in terms of energy consumption, environmental impacts and costs. COGEN Europe is part of the Advisory Board of Heat Roadmap Europe.

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Cogeneration Channel is an interactive web platform that offers exclusively up-to-date videos on cogeneration applications: from the industrial and commercial sector to greenhouses, special gases, biogas and district heating. A practical and intuitive way to explore opportunities and better understand the vastness of the topic, addressing it from the technological, economic, academic, and institutional perspectives.

European Commission Climate Change Expert Group        

COGEN Europe is part of the Commission expert group on climate change policy (CCEG), which assists DG Clima in the implementation of its policies and in the preparation of delegated acts, especially in relation to the legislation adopted for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In addition, the CCEG may assist DG Clima in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives, as well as serve as a forum for coordination and exchange of views in the policy area of climate with the Member States. More info


 Small is Beautiful



Small-scale renewable and CHP installations in homes, schools, hospitals and businesses are key drivers of the European energy transition. The aim of the "Small is Beautiful" campaign is to safeguard regulatory incentives such as priority dispatch for small-scale installations. The Small is Beautiful campaign is led by 20 leading renewable, cogeneration, cities and citizens' associations. More info


I.D.E.A.S. is a European informal multi-stakeholder platform for the participation of demand-side flexibility resources to solving Europe’s energy and climate challenges. I.D.E.A.S. exchanges ideas on how to: Improve energy efficiency, Develop new business models, Empower consumers, Address security of supply and competitiveness, and Support a cost-efficient integrations of renewable energy sources.


make power clean


The Make Power Clean campaign brings together companies and associations focused on ensuring that Europe’s future power market is consistent with the EU climate commitments and will provide cleaner energy for all. The campaign urges policy makers to ensure that only plants generating cleaner power receive public support in the form of capacity mechanisms. The stakeholders call upon the European Parliament and Member States to act responsibly and endorse the proposal to limit access to capacity mechanisms to plants emitting 550g CO2/kWh or less as a way of ensuring a cleaner power supply for all Europeans.




COGEN Europe participates every year in the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), having joined as an EUSEW Strategic Partner in 2017. The EUSEW is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, the EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy. Check out COGEN Europe’s 2018 EUSEW event.




The Covenant of Mayors is the world's largest movement for local climate and energy actions. It is based on a voluntary commitment by signatories to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources on their territories. The initiative now gathers 7,000+ local and regional authorities across 57 countries drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder movement and the technical and methodological support offered by dedicated offices.




FREE (Future of Rural Energy in Europe) Network: the FREE initiative gives a voice to all those who believe that rural energy needs are important issues both for those who live in the countryside and for European society as a whole. This pan-European platform is supported by a wide variety of groups, including COGEN Europe, and is aimed at promoting the use of sustainable energy within rural communities through research, energy advice and the promotion of lower carbon energy options available to consumers living beyond the natural gas grid. Micro-CHP is featured as a solution by the FREE campaign.




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