1- Objectives of  InclusivEC  promoted by La Corriente, and which has the support of the European Union through the Accting project, which aims to make visible, recognize and reward those initiatives and projects of Energy Communities that take into account the inclusivity of people and groups in vulnerable situations within their practices. A contest that seeks to recognize initiatives and practical examples of inclusion of vulnerable and precarious groups within community energy projects in Spain. The focus will be on the good practices, projects, initiatives and ideas that the Energy Communities are developing to incorporate the perspective of social justice, especially in the fight against energy poverty, within the framework of the social and solidarity economy to achieve a new transformative, civic energy model that leaves no one behind.
2- Participants The InclusivEC awards seek to promote strategies, tools and good practices within Energy Communities that allow greater diversity to be incorporated into this type of projects and, specifically, to people in situations of vulnerability and energy poverty. For all this, you can participate:
● All Energy Communities initiatives, present in the Spanish State, which: ○ are at least 51% driven by citizens (the remaining 49% may be made up of local entities such as OTCs, public administrations, NGOs or other civil society entities);
○ are non-profit;
○ whether they are formally constituted or not (if they are not constituted, it will be necessary for them to have a bank account if they are awarded on the date of resolution of the contest);
○ incorporate inclusivity for people in vulnerable and/or precarious situations in the vision-mission of their project;
● In addition, special consideration will be given to those Energy Communities that:
○ commit to the criteria and practices of the Social and Solidarity Economy;
○ incorporate the gender perspective.
● Open exclusively to the following legal forms*: or Cooperatives or Associations o Forest Communities o Neighborhood communities o Federations *Additionally, embryonic projects will be accepted, even without legal form or in the process of constitution, framed in the previous categories.
● Projects may be submitted in all the official languages of the Spanish State but, in the case of using Catalan, Galician or Basque, all documentation must also be delivered in Spanish and the video sent must have subtitles.
● Only one project may be submitted per entity or Energy Community.
● Projects or Energy Communities promoted by private and/or for-profit companies cannot be submitted.
3- Registration and required documentation Registration and presentation of the required documentation will be carried out using the form provided for this purpose on the website: https://comunidad-energetica.org/ The documentation required to participate in the awards is the following: 1. Complete the registration form available at: https://comunidad-energetica.org/sube-tu-proyecto/ 2. The documents uploaded to the application form must be in PDF format. 3. Presentation video explaining the project, how it addresses the objectives sought with these awards, and what they will do with the financial award if their initiative is awarded.
4- How the contest works: terms and phases of the contest
 Phase 0:
Publication of the prize rules: March 20 ● Phase 1:
Project presentation: from April 1 to May 31 Open phase for different initiatives to register projects in the contest, presenting the required documentation.
Phase 2: Validation and publication of the projects presented: from April 1 to June 15 The La Corriente team validates the projects presented and discards those that have formal defects or that fall outside the scope of the competition established in point 2 of this document. The documentation is prepared and published on the InclusivEC awards website.
 Phase 3: Evaluation of the projects presented by the jury: from July 1 to September 30 All previously validated projects are published on the InclusivEC awards website and are subject to evaluation by the jury, made up of five relevant people from the energy field who have extensive experience in supporting and/or promoting projects with community perspective and ecosocial transformation.
Phase 4: Online discussion forum: October 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., an online discussion forum will be held to exchange knowledge and experiences around the role of Energy Communities in the incorporation and participation of people in situations of vulnerability and energy poverty. All projects registered for the contest must participate in this forum. If they cannot do so, they must communicate the reasons in advance to the organization.

Phase 5: Publication of the finalist projects: October 15
Phase 6: In-person meeting and awards ceremony for the winning projects: November (day to be determined) in Madrid In November, on Thursday, November 14 or Friday, November 15, in the afternoon to be determined, the winning projects of the 1st edition of the InclusivEC awards will be announced, in a meeting that will be held in Madrid and will feature a round table , prior to the awards ceremony, The event will be broadcast by streaming.
Phase 7: Online meeting to share good practices and learnings between the initiatives.
Within six – twelve months, after the resolution of the competition, an online meeting will be organized to exchange all the learnings and experiences of the project and the results obtained. In addition, the impacts generated will be shared among the award-winning initiatives as well as among all participants in the first edition of the InclusivEC contest.

5- Prizes and endowment:

La Corriente will deliver, through funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101036504, prizes valued at a total of 5,000 euros.
In this first edition, the prizes will have the following awards:
– A first prize of 2,500 euros
– Two second prizes of 1,000 euros each
– Three third prizes of 500 euros each
Other considerations:
to. The fees and taxes determined by current regulations will be applied to the amount contributed.
b. The organization of the InclusivEC awards reserves the right to leave any of the awards void, if it is considered appropriate and adequately justified.
6- Jury composition:

The jury, which has absolute power to decide on the winning entities, will be made up of five relevant people from the energy field who have extensive experience in supporting and/or promoting projects with a community perspective and eco-social transformation. Below is a brief biography of each of the people who make it up:

● Rosario Alcantarilla is an architect specialized in Social Habitat Management. She is responsible for the community energy area of the School of Social Economy. She is also a working partner of Diecisiete S.C.A., a cooperative consultancy for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which helps you solve complex community challenges in areas [such as access to housing and energy] fundamental for a good, dignified and sustainable life.
+ info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosario-alcantarilla-ramos/

● Rosa Fraga Escudero is an architect from the ETSAM/UPM. She is dedicated to project development, expertise and teaching, specializing in the energy field as a passivhaus designer.
Since 2018 she has been coordinator of the Platform for a New Energy Model.
+ info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosafragaescudero

● Soledad Montero Linares is an expert in the electricity market, and a dedicated activist for the right to energy and the fight against energy poverty, due to her desire to fight against injustice and social inequality. She currently works as a consumer technician in the Federation of Consumers and Users CECU on energy issues and as an activist in different organizations such as Px1NME and Ecologistas en Acción. She was a founding member of the La Corriente cooperative and a member of the Governing Council in its first stage. She also actively participated in the formation of Unión Renovables.
+info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soledad-montero-linares-bb535615/

● Cristina Alonso Saavedra is an industrial engineer specialized in the electrical sector, where she has worked for more than 10 years as a consultant. She completed a master’s degree in renewable energies and another in human rights, interculturality and development. She has specialized in the relationship between energy, human rights and gender. She is currently responsible for the Climate Justice Area of Friends of the Earth and coordinates the Community Energy campaign.
+info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-alonso-saavedra/

● Alfonso García is president of Unión Renovables. He has extensive experience in cooperativism and the field of renewable energy in a democratic and citizen framework and is also a partner and employee of Goiener.
+info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uni%C3%B3n-renovables-coop-70753720b/

7- Characteristics that will be taken into account by the InclusivEC competition team and the jury for the validation and scoring of the projects presented:
o Detailed definition of how they will designate the monetary prize, if awarded, so that its destination is oriented towards implementing actions aimed at groups in vulnerable and/or energy precarious situations.
o The social impact of the project on people who are in a situation of vulnerability and energy precariousness or on those underrepresented groups.
o Its community dimension and the concerns and initiatives of the group through good practices.
o The incorporation of Social and Solidarity Economy criteria to deepen models of economic democracy.
o The degree of innovation and originality of the project and the ability to resolve social needs around energy precariousness and groups in vulnerable situations.
o The replicability of the project: capacity of the project to be replicated in other places and/or by other agents.
o Sensitivity and awareness towards a gender perspective and the deployment of actions to guarantee the incorporation of women into the project.
o Sensitivity and awareness towards an inclusive and integrative perspective of all people, and that takes into account accessibility, and the deployment of actions to guarantee their incorporation into the project.
o The technical and economic sustainability of the project in the long term.
o The specific actions that are contemplated to be carried out, with the money received from InclusivEC if awarded.

8- Acceptance of the bases
Potential participants are informed that simply participating in the InclusivEC contest implies full acceptance of these rules as well as the decisions made by La Corriente as the organizing entity of the awards.

InclusivEC reserves the right to disqualify those projects that fail to comply with them and, especially, any project in which untrue data is recorded.

InclusivEC will make all pertinent notifications via email, and it is the responsibility of the projects presented to fill out the form with an operational email.
InclusivEC reserves the right to modify any of the points or conditions detailed in these bases, committing to duly communicate it to the participating projects.

9- Information regarding personal data

The people and projects participating in the InclusivEC awards accept the privacy policy of La Corriente Energía and are informed that this entity reserves the right to use the personal data provided to manage the draw or contest and the notification if it is the project. winner. Likewise, the right is reserved to use and publish on the entity’s website and social networks the images and videos provided by the participants, free of charge, to promote the entity and its projects and the audiovisual material generated from the results. contest events. Those who participate can withdraw their consent at any time, as well as access, rectify, delete their data and other rights, to info@lacorrientecoop.es

This  projects has been developed inside ACCTING which have been received finanaciation from “2020 research and innovation horizon program” from European Union with nº 101036504.