REScoop.eu has successfully developed the LICHT approach – a methodology for mobilising citizens which helps them to take action at the local level and take up an active role in energy transition projects.
The LICHT approach uses engagement techniques to facilitate citizen groups and engage with communities. Once these groups have been set up, they can learn how to select, evaluate, execute and communicate about energy transition projects. This helps build local capacity for the energy transition and follows the principle of ‘training the trainer’. As a result, these people gradually become energy transition experts, take on new projects and help new groups grow their cooperative business.
The LICHT methodology consists of seven sessions for every LICHT group, including an inspiration session at the beginning and a final event where the different groups are brought together to exchange experiences and discuss further collaboration between the established groups.
This resource describes the LICHT methodology and offers an overview of a complete training with specific objectives for each session.
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