Welcome to the conference Energy Security and Citizens on 19 October in Reykjavík, Iceland!

Join us for a session addressing some of the most pressing energy issues in the Nordic region, through knowledgable presentations, expert comments, and panel debates. The conference will also offer great possibilities to network. Participation is free and everyone are welcome to attend.

The conference is co-organized by Nordic Energy Research, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate, the Government of Iceland.

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From left: Gillian Martin, Minister for Energy and the Environment, Scottish Government, Kalistat Lund, Minister for Energy, Greenland, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland, and Karen Ellemann, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers.

Community engagement through the energy crisis

The Nordic countries are experiencing an unprecedented energy crisis. The situation varies from country to country, but everywhere a new concern has risen among citizens and industry: Can we be sure to get un-interrupted supply of energy?

At the same time, new energy infrastructures can change landscapes. Without good dialogue with the surrounding communities, people’s sense of involvement as well as their attitude towards new energy production might be affected. The more our citizens are engaged in the process and the planning, the better. Engagement can lead not only to acceptance, but also to active ownership – perhaps even economic co-ownership. How do we best do this?

Conference programme

Download the conference programme here