Young Energy Europe

Young Energy Europe is a project with the aim to enhance climate protection measures in companies. Young professionals from a wide range of sectors will be trained to become Energy Scouts allowing them to help monitor and reduce energy consumption in their companies.


The training involves a general introduction on how energy consumption affects global climate and how its reduction can help companies and the environment. The Energy Scouts will learn to

  • analyze energy consumption within their company
  • use energy meters and interpret their data
  • apply the newly acquired knowledge by implementing an energy
    efficiency project at their workplace

Young professionals and companies equally profit from the program: Companies can make use of the vocational know-how their employees receive, become more energy-efficient and save costs. The young professionals benefit both personally and professionally as they develop and introduce new ideas and solutions for their companies on the way to a low carbon economy.

Young Energy Europe started in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary and the Czech Republic in November 2017. It will be organized by the local German Chambers of Commerce Abroad. The overall project management is provided by the DIHK Service GmbH in Berlin.


Source: Energy efficiency workshop with young employees. © SIHK Hagen

Project information

Updated: Mai 2018

Countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary

Project duration: 11/17 - 10/20

Funding: 2,692,426 €

Target groups: Civil Society, Companies

Implementing organisation:
DIHK Service GmbH

Project Partners:
Deutsch-Bulgarische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Griechische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Tschechische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Deutsch-Ungarische Industrie- und Handelskammer, German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce



The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de