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©Investors Dialogue on Energy

The Investors Dialogue on Energy operates through 5 Working Groups (WGs), each of them covering a different segment of the energy value chain.

Throughout the meetings, WG members contribute to the following activities:

  • assessment of the main investments barriers, financial models and mapping of the support schemes throughout EU countries. It encompasses also sharing examples of the best practices through interviews, discussions and inputs
  • assessment of the existing schemes to identify shortcomings and areas for improvement to better tackle existing barriers to investment
  • development of proposals for the improvement of existing schemes based on best practices and Member States' specificities and
  • design of new financial support schemes to fill the gaps in the current offering and achieve EU's climate targets

What has been discussed so far


To identify the members of the five WGs, a call for applications was launched to stakeholders with direct experience and expertise in the energy value chain and/or in the energy financing mechanism. Each WG is composed of:

  • companies operating in the respective segment of the energy value chain of the WG. This includes individual companies, groups of companies and associations at national and EU level
  • public and private financial intermediaries including national promotional banks, banking institutions, insurance companies at national and EU level and
  • public sector and civil society organisations

Members are in principle appointed for a term of 3.5 years. WGs are of informal nature and their purpose is to provide inputs to the European Commission and any interested stakeholders on the above mentioned activities. WGs operate under the Chatham House Rule. Studies and reports under the Initiative are public and available on the website. The European Commission has no obligation nor commitment to comply, implement, follow-up or act upon the recommendations of the WGs.

Working Group members have access to the ID-E Members Platform.


  1. November 2023
    Working Group meetings: pilot schemes (part 2)
  2. September/October 2023
    Working Group meetings: pilot schemes (part 1)
  3. June 2023
    Working Group meetings: blended finance and loans
  4. April-May 2023
    Working Group meetings: green and sustainability-linked bonds
  5. March 2023
    Working Group meetings: equity and quasi-equity schemes
  6. January 2023
    Working Group meetings: guarantees
  7. November 2022
    Working Group meetings: financial instruments
  8. September 2022
    Working Group meetings: financing models
  9. June-July 2022
    Working Group meetings: barriers to investments
  10. June 2022
    Notification of selected candidates
  11. May 2022
    Deadline for applications
  12. April 2022
    Launch of call for applications

Interested in joining?

The European Commission would like to involve more financial institutions (investment funds, banks, national promotional banks and institutions, etc.), industry associations and sectoral experts in the Investors Dialogue on Energy initiative. Should you be interested in participating in the dialogue, apply and join one of our 5 Working Groups.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for participation at any time. There is no deadline for applications.

Applications will be assessed based on applicants' experience with financing projects in the field of energy production, transmission and distribution, energy storage, heating and cooling, and services and prosumers or expertise with EU programmes in energy financing.

What lies ahead?

  • we will develop recommendations for the improvement of existing schemes based on best practices, WG member's experience and Member States' specificities
  • we propose the design for new financial support schemes to support energy investments and help achieve EU's energy and climate targets

Apply to join the ID-E Working Groups


13 DECEMBER 2023
List of WG members


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