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FORNI DI SOPRA – 24-25.06.2017


The Event

The Municipality of Forni di Sopra will host on 24th and 25th June 2017, the transnational event “Renewable Energy and Inclusion Practices”. The event will involve GEMS Taskforces in activties such as Confrences and Presentations, Study Visits and Workshops on the topic at stake. The event will be enriched by the presentations of two local experts on the municipalities' best practices concerning renewable energy production and delivery. 

During the conference, experts from the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (the Scientific Partner of the project) will present to the participants the current EU policies, the policy-making about the renewable energy and inclusion practices. Moreover participants will be introduced to the European’s Citizens Initiative, as a direct instrument for influencing the European policy-making process.

The Activities

Forni di Sopra – Activity Report

The Programme

Programme Forni di Sopra (24-25.06.17)

Day 1 – 24.06.2017

10:00 – 14:00

  • Arrival of participants
  • Fringe programme Medieval festival

14:00 – 14:30 – Registrations

14:30 – 17:30

Conference "GEMS and Renewable Energy" (Visitor Centre "Parco delle Dolomiti Friulane")

  • Presentation of Preliminary Study on Forni di Sopra Preliminary Study – Forni di Sopra 
  • Presentation of the EU Strategies and Opportunities around Renewable Energy – ISIG Researcher RENEWABLE ENERGY – EU STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Presentation of Forni di Sopra Best Practices of Renewable Energies:
  • ​"Energy self-sufficiency of Forni di Sopra – a renewable Alpine Village" –  Eng. Nicola Clerici
  • "The importance of renewables of Public Services" – Eng. Nazzareno Candotti 

17:30 – 19:00 – Study Visit – Municipality of Forni di Sopra

19:30 – 21:00  Dinner and Get together of the Task-Force

Day 2 – 25.06.2017

09:00 – 10:00 – Study Visit – Municipality of Forni di Sopra

10:00 – 12:30 – GEMS Workshop: "Renewable energy and inclusion practices – a boost for local development" – facilitated by ISIG

12:30 – 13:30 – Operational Meeting (for GEMS partners)

13:30 – 15:00

  • Lunch
  • GEMS Public presentation @ Fringe Medieval Festival

15:00 – 17:00  – Operational Meeting (for GEMS partners)

17:00 – Departure of participants

GEMS Workshop Results
Network Solidarity Model – The Chapter on Renewable Energy and Inclusion Practices



The Historical Festival will bring to light the “ancient” way of life of 13th century Forni di Sopra residents, when the village was ruled by the Nonta Germans. 
The highlight of the festival will be the re-evocation of a turning point in the village history: the siege and victory of the Savorgnan Family, and the burning down of the old manor.