Dirk Vansintjan holds a Master’s degree in Germanic Philology and is one of the founding members Ecopower, a Belgian renewable energy cooperative with nearly 50,000 members. He has been working in the renewable energy sector since 1985 and still pushes for an energy transition that leads to energy democracy. Today Mr. Vansintjan is a board member of Ecopower and the President of REScoop.eu. He is an expert on community energy and well-experienced with European projects. He was the coordinator of REScoop 20-20-20 and is now closely involved in CITYnvest, PV Financing, REScoop MECISE, REScoop Plus, Nobel Grid and Wise Grid.