Regional Workshops

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Nordic Regional Workshop Alpine Regional Workshop Mediterranean Regional Workshop
28-29th August 2019 11-12th September 2019 30th September - 1st October 2019
Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland Cultural Center of Chania, Chania, Greece
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Hydropower in Europe is undergoing a great number of future challenges. To face this unique set of policy, environmental, societal, technological and market challenges, the hydropower sector needs to become more cost competitive and find novel approaches to future development in accordance with environmental and social demand.

The HYDROPOWER EUROPE project is built on the ambition to achieve a Research and Innovation Agenda (R&IA) and a Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR) for the hydropower sector, based on the synthesis of technical fora and transparent public debates through a forum that gathers all relevant stakeholders of the hydropower sector. Through a 3-year consultation process which includes wider online, expert workshops and a series of regional and Brussels based events, HYDROPOWER EUROPE will collect views and inputs of stakeholders from all the different sectors and topics of hydropower (hydro industry and engineering, finance and insurance investors, policy-makers at the national and EU-level, research academia, civil society, etc).

A key step of this consultation process is the series of 3 regional workshops organised to gather the feedback of regional stakeholders on specific hydropower issues and that will take place in 3 different climatic regions (please see above).

The main objectives of these workshops will be to:

  • Allow more dialogue with regional stakeholders (identify the difficulties, the potential solutions, etc);
  • Address specific regional issues (political, social, environmental aspects, funding needs at national and EU levels).

Provisional Agenda

Each workshop will be a 1.5-day event and will offer the opportunity to discuss hydropower regional issues with regional high-level officials and stakeholders from the hydropower sector.

The workshops will be dedicated to:

  • Day 1: Project introduction and regional issues discussion;
  • Day 2: Half-day - Research and Innovation Agenda presentation and debate;
  • Day 2: Half-day - Strategic Industry Roadmap presentation and debate.

For more details about the provisional agenda of the 3 regional workshops, please click here.