Location: Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Bruxelles, Copa-Cogeca meeting room

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

10:00 – 10:30 Get together and registration

10:30 – 12:30 Session 1: Opening keynotes

  • Current market developments of shallow geothermal energy use in Europe (EGEC)
  • The role of shallow geothermal energy in the European heat pump market – requirements for a sustainable growth of ground source heat pumps (EHPA, tbc)
  • The new energy & climate policy package 2030 to develop geothermal heating and cooling (DG Energy, tbc)
  • Fostering the efficient and sustainable use of shallow geothermal energy in Central Europe – lessons learned from the Interreg CE project GeoPLASMA-CE (GeoPLASMA-CE)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch networking

 13:30 – 14:30 Session 2: Panel discussion

  • Towards an European Shallow Geothermal Roadmap until 2030 to support the inclusion into the “Clean Energy for all Europeans initiative” by the European Commission

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00 Session 3: Inovative and good practice case studies across Europe

17:00 – 19:00 Cocktail reception and networking


Day 2 – Wednesday, September 25, 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Get together and registration

10:00 – 12:00 Session 4: Shallow geothermal research keynotes

  • Promising future technological solutions linked to shallow geothermal energy use (RHC-ETIP)
  • Research opportunities in the final H2020 calls and outlook on Horizon Europe (DG Research, tbc)
  • SET Plan Implementation working group on Efficient energy in buildings (Action 5)
  • Round table discussion: “Towards a new agenda and implementation roadmap to 2030 for research and innovation in shallow geothermal heating and cooling”

12:00 – 12:30 Closing session

  • Wrap up and concluding remarks

12:30 – 13:30 Networking with snacks