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European Solar Days Advocacy Event

“Europe’s energy independence and security of supply starts with solar”

26 May 2011- Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

The debate on Europe’s energy mix is today more important than ever. Recent events have accentuated the need to consider alternative, more sustainable energy sources. Renewable energies and especially solar energy can play a central role within Europe’s energy strategy.

European energy independence and security will be the core theme of this year’s European Solar Days campaign closing event.

Participants at this high-level panel debate include Paolo Frankl, Head of the IEA Renewable Energy Division, a representative from the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU and of the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy.

Following the panel debate, Louis Palmer, global environmental adventurer who completed a global tour in a Solar Taxi, will talk about his personal experience of solar energy’s potential. Participants will have the unique opportunity to test-drive his solar-powered car.

The closing event of the European Solar Days is co-organised by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and will bring together numerous stakeholders to discuss the flexible use of solar energy.

The European Solar Days campaign (1-15 May 2011) aims to raise public awareness for solar energy all over Europe and is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Commission. We are also official campaign associates to Sustainable Energy Europe.

We would greatly appreciate your attendance as your insights would add a valuable dimension to what is a crucial discussion for the future of solar energy in Europe.



Please find here the programme and further information


Participation to this event is free of charge. Please confirm your attendance before May 20 by registering online here


Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels

Here a map to the event location

For more information contact: 
Sophie Liberatore at or

Theresa Doetsch at