AURA-EE celebrates its 40 years anniversary

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency is celebrating its 40 year anniversary; on this occasion we would like to invite you to exchange about the future of territories in transition.

The 27 June 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 Brussels time

Through a series of testimonies, discussions and forecasting analysis we will explore the development of THRIVING TERRITORIES. These have taken what pioneer territories and model territories did to the next level in terms of engagement (of citizens, local businesses and local authorities). Additionally, we will contrast forthcoming actions at European, National and Regional levels.



2.00 pm Registration

2.30 pm Opening and welcome

  • Eric FOURNIER, Vice President, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, in charge of environment, sustainable development, energy and natural parks
  • Serge NOCODIE, President, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environnent Agency, Vice- President of FEDARENE

2.45 pm Showcasing territories in transition in France and in Europe

  • Dominique RONZON – AgroMetha project developer, Vienne Agglomeration
  • Pierre JARLIER – President SYTEC – Mayor of Saint-Flour – Vice-President of AMF
  • Christophe VANNIER – President SAS – Energy cooperative « Centrale Villageoise du Grésivaudan »
  • Geneviève ROLHION BOURCELIN – Agglomeration community of Portes de l’Isère
  • Christiane EGGER – Deputy Manager OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria – Manager Cleantech-Cluster Energy, Vice-President of FEDARENE

3:30 pm Expert insights towards Thriving Territories

Keynote speaker: Olivier PORTIER – Territorial analyst – Managing Director OPC
PANEL discussion:

  • Boris BAILLY – Managing Director – ICare & Consult
  • Sylvie FAYOLLE – Vice President – Saint-Etienne Métropole
  • Loïc CASSET- Director – Sylv’AACTES

4:20 pm European, National and Regional Outlooks

  • Fabrice BOISSIER – Deputy General Manager of ADEME
  • Jean-Marc VENINEAUX- Quality Management Officer, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), European Commission
  • Eric FOURNIER – Vice President of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

5:15 pm – 5.30 pm Closing: Forthcoming strategic projects of AURA-EE

  • Didier CHATEAU – Managing Director of AURA-EE

LOCATION:  Regional Council of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes [Plenary conference room]
…………………….1 Esplanade François Mitterrand, 69002 Lyon

DATE: On the 27 June 2018, from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

INTERPRETATION: French & English

INFORMATION: Patrick BIARD, Tel +33 (0)4 72 56 33 44,

This conference is organized within the framework of the IMEAS (Alpine Space) project fostering integrated energy planning and multi-level governance models.

More information is available on the following website:

Read the written summary of the event (in French)