On 8 August 2019, the working group of Berlin-Brandenburg municipalities and the city of Frankfurt Oder hosted the event “Future Cities”. Mayors of municipalities in Brandenburg discussed in plenary and in workshops how to collaborate on sustainable urban development. The topics discussed included local energy transitions.
SCORE was presented by Prof Jens Lowitzsch from the EUV at the conference "Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2019" in Prague. The event sessions allowed to discuss materials, products and systems for energy efficient and energy positive buildings.
On May 28th 2019 Prof Lowitzsch of European University Viadrina (EUV) was invited to present SCORE and "Renewable Energy Communities under the EU 2018/19 Clean Energy Package- A Challenge for Municipalities" at the Energy Cities General Assembly, held parallel to the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA19) in Heidelberg, Germany. At the ICCA19 Prof. Dr. Lowitzsch moderated a workshop on "Cooperatives and Consumer Stock Ownership Plans (CSOPs)" with Andreas Gißler from the Heidelberg Energy Cooperative and Jaroslav Klusák, energy manager of SCORE beneficiary the Czech City of Litoměřice as the main speakers.
On 23 and 24 May 2019, Prof Lowitzsch from the European University Viadrina (EUV) was given the opportunity to speak at the International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2019) in Paris. The content was a result from a collaboration with Junaid Alam Memon from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and Satyendra Nath Mishra of the Xavier University Bhubaneswar, India. In the context of including SCORE, a presentation was held with regards to “Harnessing Consumer (Co-)Ownership in RE in the Asian Energy Transition- Consumer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP) Financing as an Inclusive Low-Threshold Participation Model for Pakistan and India”. It has been a great pleasure to work together across borders while sharing a common goal and to be able to undertake action beyond Europe.