Five days of formal and informal presentations and discussions

The Summer Study offers five intense days of formal paper presentations in the nine panels as well as informal sessions, solutions workshops and plenary sessions. For a feel of what is on offer, please see the archives for 2013 and 2015.

Presentations of peer-reviewed papers

From Tuesday to Friday, between breakfast and lunch, the panel sessions run in parallel for presentation and discussion of peer-reviewed papers. Displays (also based on peer-reviewed papers) are presented one afternoon.

Evening plenaries

Plenaries round off the day before the dinner. We invite provocative voices, seasoned politicians and others who stimulate your thinking about energy efficiency issues and who point to new ways forward for our policies, programmes and anlytical needs.

Afternoons – informal sessions and solutions workshops

The period after lunch each day is reserved for informal sessions in which any participant is invited to set up a discussion on a current energy efficiency issue. During the 2015 Summer Study, a stunning 50 informal sessions were held.

In parallel with the informal sessions, Summer Study partners are invited to arrange solutions workshops.

Graffiti will guide you

“Graffiti”, the Summer Study newsletter, is found on the breakfast table each morning. Graffiti highlights the activities of the day, presents important information, interviews and themes to be debated. Over your coffee and breakfast, it is a great and fun way to start your day.

The constant networking and discussions

Day and night, participants will find hundreds of people from Europe and other parts of the world who are eager to discuss energy efficiency. This is a great way to socialise with all friends and meet new ones.

The grand finale

Following tradition, Friday concludes with a plenary session that includes a conference summary and final debate followed by a festive meal. In the evening, as tradition would have it, is a party with dance under the dark night skies.