Public Participation in Sustainable Transitions Energy Island Ameland

The current environmental crises demand new approaches to the energy transition, considering challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss. Interdisciplinary collaboration is essential as the energy transition involves technical, environmental, and social components. The summer school on Ameland Island focuses on community engagement, public participation, and citizen empowerment in addressing energy transition solutions. Participants engage in field trips, lectures, and group work to develop integrative and sustainable approaches tailored to challenges posed by the Ameland Energy Cooperative, presenting their solutions at the end of the program. *For more information click on ‘Yes, I want to join!’.

After this course you will be able to:

1. Learn about key developments relating to public participation in regards to energy transition

2. Gain and apply insights from different academic disciplines on a challenge related to public participation and energy transition

3. Work together in international, interdisciplinary teams of students, researchers and practitioners


  • Preparation: 14 hours
  • Lectures: 32 hours
  • Presentation: 10 hours

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 56 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

  • Mon 27 May
    to Fri 31 May
  • 09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)
  • Groningen

    Groningen, NL