The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres - Belgium

EUREC is the association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres. Created in 1991 and located in Brussels, its mission is to promote and support the development of innovative technologies and human resources to enable a prompt transition towards a sustainable energy system.  EUREC members are prominent research and development R&D groups spread across Europe, operating in all renewable energy technologies (wind, biomass, small hydro, marine, geothermal, photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, and solar thermal heating and cooling). Our members also conduct research into supporting technologies such as energy efficiency, storage, distribution and integration, and undertake studies to evaluate the social and economic aspects surrounding renewable energy.  Currently composed of 41 members coming from 16 different European countries, EUREC’ activities focus on four areas of interest:

  • Project development and dissemination. EUREC has extensive experience in the management of European co-funded projects (e.g. SecRHC-Platform), actively participating also in communication, dissemination (e.g. InteSusAl, CAPTure, EUROSUNMED) and training (ETRERA2020) activities
  • Education and Training. Since 2002, EUREC has been coordinating the European Master in Renewable Energy, which is taught in seven countries across Europe. EUREC is currently supporting its members in setting up a new European Master course in on Sustainable Energy Systems Management, and is being involved in the preparation of a Master focusing on Sustainable Energy and Society
  • EUREC is also experienced in the organisation of expert workshops for the members of the association. These events happen twice per year as part of the EUREC College of Members. Recent workshops have covered topics such as the cooperation with MENA countries in the area of renewable energy and its cost competitiveness.
  • Policy inputs. Definition of common positions related to policy dossiers of interest to the renewable energy research community

 5TOI Project Responsible

Paola Mazzucchelli has been EUREC’s Secretary General since April 2008. She is in charge with the day-to-day management of the association, including financial and human resources management. She is in charge with the strategic management of the EUREC Master in Renewable Energy, where she leads the implementation of actions to improve the course quality and recognition. Moreover, she is in charge of actions to foster the cooperation between the universities involved in the Master course and private companies through the establishment of scholarships funded by private companies. She has extensive experience in managing European co-funded projects since she has been working on energy-research related projects since 2002.

Vinicius Valente has been EUREC’s Communication Adviser since 2011. He is in charge of the development of communication and dissemination activities that promote both the association and the European projects where EUREC is involved. More precisely, he is in charge of the EUREC website (, as well as the CAPTure ( and RHC-ETIP ( websites; he has produced several videos both for EUREC, its Master and other EU projects such as GridTech ( and InteSusal ( websites. He drafted several Communication and Dissemination Plans, articles and press releases.


Contact details

 Vinicius Valente

 Communication Adviser

  Tel (general line) : +32 2 318 40 50

  Tel (direct line):   +32 2 318 40 47

  Skype address:

Address: Place du Champ de Mars 2 – B-1050 Brussels


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