European Sustainable Energy Week

Geothermal energy use in multivalent district heating and cooling networks

Our session on Monday, 18th October 2021 from 10.00 to 11.30 am (CEST) within the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) focuses on a science to policy and industry dialogue on the opportunities and prevailing barriers towards a better integration of geothermal energy in multivalent heating and cooling networks at various temperature levels. We will cover short keynotes for examining geothermal energy supported district heating and cooling networks from different perspectives (R&D, industry and policy) followed by an interactive panel discussion focusing on strategies and needed measures to better integrate this technology into the European heating & cooling market. Please register on the  EGEC website

The session is co-organised by:

Summer School 2021


We are happy to announce the first Geothermal-DHC summer schoolCoupling technologies to use low and medium depth hydro-geothermal energy” is now open! The summer school will be held between  9th and 16th July 2021 in Slovenia and Croatia. It is organized in cooperation of the  COST Action CA18219 Geothermal-DHC and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, the Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS), the Geological Survey of Croatia (HGI-CGS) and the University of Zagreb (RGN UZ).

Attendees will use geothermal concepts to learn utilization of the available geothermal potential, regarding if it is shallow or deep geothermal. Geothermal energy utilization systems can be applied anywhere, we just need a sound knowledge of proper project development and application of best possible technical solutions.

We strongly encourage applicants that are PhD and postdoc students or early career investigators in geosciences, geothermal, mechanical and energy engineering, environmental sciences, mining, economics and project development, but professionals who deal with any aspect of geothermal within their work and MSc students interested in geothermal energy use can also attend. However, Master students are also very much welcome to join the summer school although not eligible to any financial travel support by the Action. 

Students will be able to get granted 3 ECTS for a Thermogeology course at the MSc programme level at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

There will be a pre-selection of applicants and scholarships are available to cover part of your travel and accommodation costs. Additional information is available in the attached flyer.

Fieldtrip guidebook for download





Training School


We are pleased to announce the training school “Design and operation of shallow geothermal energy systems with reference to low temperature heating and cooling grids”, which will take place from 20 to 24 September 2021.

This training school is organized by the COST Action CA18219 (Research network for including geothermal technologies into decarbonized heating and cooling grids) and aims to highlight research and practice-based knowledge from international trainers in order to present best practice to international trainees and spread the use of geothermal technology in the near future.

Registration is open until 23 July 2021 – do not miss this opportunity: Registration link

Additional information is available in this  flyer.