Five days of formal and informal presentations and discussions

The Summer Study offers five intense days of formal paper presentations in nine panels as well as informal sessions, solutions workshops and plenary sessions.


Programme from 2017 – click on the image to enlarge.

Presentations of peer-reviewed papers and extended abstracts

From Tuesday to Friday, between breakfast and lunch, the panel sessions run in parallel for presentation and discussion. Displays 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 2017 Summer Study, 32 informal sessions were held.

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

Graffiti guide us

“Graffiti”, the Summer Study newsletter, highlight the activities of the day, present important information, interviews and themes to be debated. Over coffee and breakfast, it is a great and fun way to start the day.

Constant networking and discussions

Day and night, participants 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 old friends and meet new ones.

The grand finale

Following tradition, Friday concludes with 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.