Name of the project / activity:

Community Energy

Origin of the project / activity (country, town, etc.):

Province of Fryslân, the Netherlands

Please try to define max. three catchwords that describe your project / activity:

Province of Fryslân, the Netherlands

Specific target group? For whom is the project / activity designed:

Inhabitants of a community or neighbourhood

What is the project about? Short but precise description of the local project / activity:

Inhabitants of a community or neighbourhood join their strengths to produce their own local energy. Leading principles are: the community decides on the form of energy, local sustainable energy that the community wants, uses and benefits from. This also makes local acceptance for solar panels or windmills easier.

Is there anything that needs to be considered if the project / activity is to be copied to another rural area (good practice experience, things that went wrong, etc.):

You always have to take into account the rules of the local, regional and national government.

Are there more sources available for additional information (website, e-mail-contact, etc.)?:

More information is available through the Frisia organization for village support: Stichting Doarpswurk or