The EEF events provide a place for discussion and debate where the actors of the energy sector can meet, get informed and exchange views on energy issues.
The demand for regular dialogue between players involved at the EU level is high. With the aim of informing its members, the EEF organises events to discuss an energy topic. The EEF combines the proposals from its Associate Members with the interest of the Active Members in co-operation with the European Commission.
- The Articles of Association specify that EEF activities must not favour any particular form of energy, any political party or nationality.
- The EEF is a non-profit organisation. It is non-partisan, supports neither political, nor economic interests and takes no decision or position.
- The EEF has a tradition of welcoming in its active membership any MEP who wishes to be informed on energy issues.
- Associate membership is open to organisations involved in the energy sector. Through a diverse membership, the EEF tries to cover all aspects of energy.
- All members, Associate as well as Active, are invited to take part to all events. The European Commission is always invited. Permanent Representations to the EU and the Council of Europe are also invited to the events.
- EEF Activities are complementary to those of the European Institutions and do not substitute or duplicate them.
- The EEF is financed through membership contributions. Both Active and Associate Members pay their annual membership fee.
The EEF strives to keep a good energy mix and events deal each time with a different aspect or sector of energy. The dinner-debates are hosted by Associate Members and take place in the European Parliament premises in Brussels or Strasbourg.
Organised on a less regular basis than the dinner-debates, their aim is to facilitate MEPs or their assistants’ understanding on practical/technical issues or subjects that should be presented on short notice. Lunchtime discussions are hosted by Associate Members and take place in the European Parliament premises in Strasbourg. All EEF members are invited to attend.
Briefings for MEPs’ assistants
Through these events the EEF gives its Active Members’ assistants a better understanding of energy topics in order to facilitate their work. The briefings are hosted by the EEF and take place in Brussels.
Visits to energy sites from various EU Members States and from outside the EU are organized 2-3 times per year and hosted by Associate Members. These visits offer an opportunity for members to learn about technologies and discuss with representatives of the country visited.
All EEF discussions are held under Chatham House Rule to provide anonymity to participants and to encourage openness and sharing of information during the debate.
The EEF bulletin presents the EEF past and upcoming events and informs the readers on the recent changes within its Associate and Active Members. A letter from the Publisher is also included.
Associate Members Booklet
The EEF publishes every year a booklet containing the contact details and a short description of the activity of each Associate Member.
Associate Members Activity Report
The EEF activity report gives an overview of the discussions that took place over a year, including reports of visits and members information.