Julije Domac is the Special Advisor on Energy and Climate of the Croatian President of Republic and member of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board since 2016. He is also managing director of the North West Regional Agency since its creation in 2008 and President of FEDARENE since 2013. Julije is a recognized international expert in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. He worked as national biomass programme coordinator in Croatia, project director and technical editor for FAO, Task Manager for the International Energy Agency (IEA), national project leader for UNIDO, lead expert for the World Bank, expert evaluator for the European Commission. He has published over 60 scientific and professional papers in leading international publications and magazines. He has won several awards for his work and his involvement in the sustainable energy transition.
Christiane Egger is Deputy Manager of the OÖ Energiesparverband and Manager of the Cleantech-Cluster Energy, a network of 250 companies active in sustainable energy and the environment. She is Conference Director of the World Sustainable Energy Days, one of Europe’s largest annual conferences on the energy transition and climate neutrality. She has developed and led over 40 EU funded projects. She is a Member of the management board of the Austrian R&D platform for the decarbonisation of industry (NEFI). As an expert in market development, she has developed and implemented numerous promotional activities for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. She holds a law degree and a post-graduate degree in environmental engineering.
Søren Hermansen is the director of Samsoe Energy Academy and the head of the Samsoe renewable energy island project, which he has been working on for 10 years. His mission is to demonstrate that it is possible to create a society which is self-sufficient and 100% based on renewable energy.
In 2008, Søren Hermansen was named one of the ‘Heroes of the Environment’ by Time Magazine. And in 2009 he was awarded the Gothenborg Award – the Nobel prize of the environment. Other Awards include the Energy Glode 2008, Eurosolar 2022, and our very own Roger Léron Award in 2019. Søren Hermansen in Adjunct Professor at Aalborh University.
Eleonora Evi is a Member of the European Parliament in the Greens–EFA group and co-spokesperson of “Europa Verde”. Full member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Commission (ENVI) and of the Petitions Commission (PETI) and substitute member of the Industry, Energy and Research Commission (ITRE). She is also a Member of the Special Commission of Inquiry on the Transport of Live Animals (ANIT) as well as Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Animal Welfare and Co-President of its Cage-Free Farming Working Group.
Monica Frassoni is an Italian politician and environmental campaigner. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2009 and Co-President of the Green Group in the EP from 2002 to 2009. Until November 2019 she also served as Co-Chair of the European Green Party. Since late 2010 Ms Frassoni is President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), an organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency across Europe. In 2016, she was included by Euractiv among the top 40 policy experts with influence in EU energy efficiency policy.
Adrian Joyce is the Secretary General of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings and the Campaign Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign. He is Chairman of the Coalition fo Energy Savings. Adrian is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice before getting involved full-time in architectural policy..
Degree in Environmental Sciences, specialization in Environmental Management and Planning from the University of Girona. Master’s degree in Energy for Sustainable Development, Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Most of her professional career is linked to the local government of Rubí (municipality of around 76.000 inhabitants in Barcelona province), in technical positions related to the environment and since 2011 she led the “Rubí Brilla” strategy, a project referent in the application of energy saving and efficiency measures and use of energy renewables in all sectors of the city.
Since June 2021, she is the Director of the Catalan Institute for Energy (ICAEN), the energy agency of the Catalan Government in charge of the promotion of energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies.