Vinnytsia opens the 5th EU Sustainable Energy Week in Ukraine

Ukraine follows its tradition to celebrate EU Sustainable energy week in June each year together with the rest of Europe. This year’s celebrations will take place on June 15-19.

Symbolique 2006Ukrainian cities will present the best examples of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the country and show on practice how to increase both. For the fourth year in a row the EU Delegation to Ukraine, together with its international and Ukrainian partners, invites citizens to attend the EUSEW events in different cities across Ukraine in order to remind once again how to reduce energy consumption in everyday life. Bright outdoor activities promoting energy efficient lifestyle, as well as conferences and experience sharing will be hosted by numerous NGOs, state institutions, business, international organisations and other stakeholders.

tretton2Announcing the Week ahead, Walter Tretton, Head of Operations Section “Development related to infrastructure (energy, transport) and environment” at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said:

“Ukraine’s European Sustainable Energy Week helps citizens to learn more about saving energy and saving money, which goes hand in hand and becomes especially crucial for Ukraine. The event brings together environmental activists, business sector, international community, local and regional authorities – offering an ideal opportunity for networking and awareness raising.”

This year Ukraine will celebrate EUSEW for the fifth time and Vinnytsia was selected as the host city for the opening ceremony, which will be held at Maydan Nezalezhnosti on June 15; members of the Vinnytsia city council and representatives of the EU Delegation to Ukraine will attend the event.

The EUSEW includes numerous outdoor activities, thematic exhibitions, workshops and presentations to focus the public’s attention on how to use energy without harming the environment. Visitors of the EUSEW opening events will have the chance to participate in bike ride, learn how to save energy and protect the environment, and watch movies on climate change, energy efficiency and sustainable development, visit display of clothes and handmade products from waste materials. Children are also welcome to participate in workshops, games and quests demonstrating the opportunities of renewable energy use in everyday life.

As the countrywide event, the EUSEW will include numerous activities, seminars, exhibitions, press-tours and workshops on energy efficiency and the wider use of renewable energy sources in numerous Ukrainian cities, including Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Odesa, Konotop, Mykolayiv, Kryvyi Rig, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr.

Journalists are invited to join the press-visit to Vinnytsia at the opening ceremony. For more details follow the link.

Follow news on the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Ukraine and the programme at the official web-site, or on Facebook.

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Background

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an initiative of the European Commission, first took place in 2006. Today, it is organized by Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.

EU Sustainable Energy Week showcases activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in all the European countries. It is designed to spread best practices, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. Ukraine joined the EUSEW for the first time in 2011.