Focus on the 4 workshops devoted to the energy transition

Sunday, 3 September 2023

You are part of the citizens’ panel of your area, which means you will participate in four workshops. During this series of citizen workshops, you will collectively brainstorm actions in favor of more sustainable energy consumption and production.

Each workshop will last 2 hours and 30 minutes. Workshops 1, 2, and 4 will take place in a venue during an evening on a weekday. Workshop 3 will take place on Saturday morning, both in a venue and on-site, with several site visits.

 Workshop 1 : “Our Territory”

Workshop 1 will be an opportunity for you to meet and get to know the other participants. We will provide more information about the approach of the workshop series, its challenges, and the opportunities it may present for you.

A significant part of the workshop will be dedicated to small group discussions on the concept of energy transition and existing local initiatives contributing to this transition.

This first workshop is a starting point for the rest of the process. It will allow you to share observations and begin thinking together about solutions to modify our energy consumption patterns.

 Workshop 2: “From Observation to Action” 

During this second workshop, you will be asked to position yourself according to your preference between “energy sobriety” and “renewable energy production.”

On each of these topics, reflection groups will be organized. Their goal is to first outline what can be done as a group of citizens and then prioritize actions based on what the groups find most relevant and realistic. Especially actions they are most eager to get involved in. The prioritized actions will be revisited in Workshop 4.

 Workshop 3 : “Transition in Practice” 

This workshop will be an opportunity for you to discover concrete examples of actions contributing to energy transition through testimonies from local residents.

The first part of the workshop will take place indoors. A citizen collective with a renewable energy project will share its story to testify to the opportunities and challenges this adventure can represent.

For the second part of the workshop, you can once again choose between “energy sobriety” or “energy production.”

For energy sobriety, several associations or collectives will exchange with participants about a project they have implemented: creating a resource center, a tool library, a shared garden, a bike bus, etc.

For energy production, several site visits will be proposed. Depending on the areas: geothermal, photovoltaic, methanization, or wood heating.

 Workshop 4 : “Our Transition”

During this workshop, the priority actions for energy transition identified in Workshop 2 will undergo further collective reflection.

In groups, you will be invited to envision the concrete implementation of one of these actions: what intention, what support is needed, what are the next steps and meetings?

Each person will be free to invest in the group of their choice, based on the action that motivates and inspires them the most. The strength of the workshop series is that it is only a first step towards the realization of genuine collective actions resulting from your reflection.

Parental authorization to be completed and signed for the participation of minors :
Printable version of parental authorization
Digital version of parental authorization