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9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ohrid, 6000 Macedonia
+389 71 296 512

Are you interested in learning more about a participatory, inclusive and decentralised Green economy, and about energy cooperatives? Then join us for this workshop with Green energy experts from range of backgrounds!

About the Event

This event will bring together different actors from across the region and the EU to find alternative solutions and support positive changes to the energy sector in North Macedonia and in South-East Europe.

The topic of the workshop is how we can set a path to a participatory, inclusive and decentralised Green economy through promotion of the Energy Democracy concept.

The workshop will focus on energy cooperatives and other forms of socio-environmental economy in Europe, contributing to the debate and practice on the EU level with experiences and challenges from the Balkans perspective.

The workshop will connect with multiple priorities, underlining the need for a more democratic and inclusive society and educating on economic alternatives that address democratic deficiencies in EU and candidate countries, as well as the climate emergency.


Day 1 – 8th September

09:00 – 10:00: Introduction & Opening

Green perspective on Energy in North Macedonia and the Region

  • Aleksandar Gjorgjievski project coordinator
  • Maja Morachanin – Member of North Macedonian Parliament

10:00 – 12:00: Discussion on Energy democracy (in groups)

  • Moderator Dipl. El. Ing. Ervin Redjepagikj

12:00 – 13:00   Panel: Energy Sector in EU and the Balkan Region (current and future perspectives)

  • tbc, representative of REScoop – European federation of energy cooperatives
  • Dirk Holemans, Coordinator Oikos Denktank – Flanders, Belgium – and GEF Board member

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

Day 2 – 9th September

09:30 – 10:30   Working discussions in groups

Energy cooperatives,

  •     Dirk Vansintjan, President of REScoop – European federation of energy cooperatives

The Future of public policies in energy sector,

  •    Dipl. El. Ing. Ervin Redjepagikj

Economic alternatives as result of democratic and inclusive society,

  •    Zaklina Zivkovic, Networked – Serbia

10:30 – 11:00   Conclusions and Closing of the event


This event will be held in conjuction with a workshop on fair and healthy food. 

The venue is located about 8 km (10 minutes drive) from Ohrid Airport and 4 km (10 minutes drive) from the Ohrid Central bus Station
By bus (ticket is € 0.5 to €2)
By taxi: (from € 3 to €7)

Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided on 8 September.

The sessions on 9 September will be held in Macedonian without interpretation, although participants and speakers are free to communicate in English.


If you would like to apply for accommodation covered by the organisers, please contact Aleksandar Gjorgjievski aleksgo@gmail.com.


Please register for this workshop via the form found here. 

Registration deadline: 31 August 2019


Ohrid, 6000 Macedonia

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