Sustainable cooling for Europe – World Café


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: June 6, 2018
  • TIME: 09:30 - 12:30
  • LOCATION: Fundacion Galicia Europa (second floor), 38 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Bruxelles

Electricity has driven the digital era, and heat has been essential to prepare food, to warm us in winter and to run and develop our industries. But all these processes that our modern societies and economies are built on also owe a lot to another decisive service: cooling.

Without cooling food and medical equipment would not be preserved. Without cooling the climate in our offices, homes and vehicles would often be unbearable. Without cooling many materials would not be as strong or flexible to serve our needs. Without cooling our data centres and servers would not process our endless information chains…

Cooling is indispensable in our modern society and economy – and of course we want it to be clean and sustainable. Therefore, the coolingEU stakeholders invite you to join us for our World Café at EUSEW to discuss what role cooling plays for all of us in the various sectors and how to move forward.

WHAT IS A WORLD CAFE? A World Café is a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue and sharing knowledge. The environment is set up like a café, with paper-covered tables supplied with refreshments. Participants will sit to a table and hold a series of conversational rounds lasting 25 minutes each about a series of questions related to the impact of cooling in our society. At the end of each round, participants will shift tables.


Introduction and welcome by Ingo Wagner, coolingEU
Opening remarks and key note on the crucial role of cooling, to be confirmed
Cooling round tables on the societal benefits of cooling in:
a) working and living
b) supplying food
c) Europe’s industry
d) the digital future
Summary and closing remarks by Julia Panzer, Danfoss Cool.
Academic closure by Judith Evans, South Bank University.

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