Nordic Energy Equality Network (NEEN) brings together people who are interested in improving gender balance and promoting diversity in energy-related matters in the Nordic and Baltic societies.  There is a general perception that the Nordic countries have a high level of equality and gender balance in the energy sector, as in many other sectors – but statistics and experiences tell a different story. The aim of NEEN is to highlight these issues and develop tools for improving gender balance and diversity in the energy sector.

The initiative for a Nordic Energy Equality Network came in 2017, when Nordic Energy Research gathered 36 people to identify challenges and come up with solutions to accelerate change and reduce the gender gap in the energy sector and ensure that women’s knowledge and experience will be used efficiently in the future. The participants, coming from academia, energy industry and funding agencies, agreed to start a network for continuing this work.