Our Vision & Mission
ECDK envisions a global energy future based on clean, prosperous and secure solutions.
To achieve this vision, we aim to mobilize the inheriting generations, bringing together people from all walks of life in a joint global effort. This movement unites the stakeholders with a particular concern for the environment, economic growth and international and social security, thus accelerating progress towards sustainable energy solutions.
ECDK aims at leveraging communication and cooperation between students and policy makers, other NGOs, and the private sectors who share the same interests, but often and from several reasons lack opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. We believe that this will encourage innovation and new ways of conceptualizing and dealing with the global energy challenges.
- Transparency and accountability: We acknowledge that we do not always know the best, but we are always open about our actions and motives
- Honesty: We believe that we have nothing to hide, why we will always be honest about our actions, motives, and strategies
- Multiple outlooks: We strive to represent the widest disciplinary view possible on the issues of concern
- Accuracy of information: We strive to always provide the most accurate and scientifically correct information in all our activities
- Uniting not dividing: We always look for collaboration and unity in operations and interactions
- The stakeholders are the causes we aim to address: The causes are always more important than the people or groups profiting from it
- Energy Crossroads is a non-profit, non-partisan organization
Volounteers & Interns 2009-2016
Energy Crossroads was born as a local conference in the spring of 2007 at University of Stanford, USA. The conference was initiated, planned, and hosted by students who felt the need to put focus on the global energy challenges in their community. The theme of the conference was to address the energy challenges from a viewpoint of a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.
The conference being a huge success – key speakers including Thomas Friedman, among other highly acclaimed personalities – decided to test the concept and see if this could be turned into a truly global coalition of young people collaborating towards common goals. So, in the late summer 2007 the Stanford group traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, and later Copenhagen, Denmark where they together with Swedish and Danish students formed the initial outline of what is today Energy Folks and Energy Crossroads Denmark (ECDK).
Today, ECDK consists of students and young professionals, with multiple academic backgrounds and affiliations to a large variety of academic institutions, consultancies, and industry, including Danish Institute for study abroad (DIS), University of Copenhagen (KU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), as well as Dong Energy.
Energy Crossroads Denmark (ECDK) is registered as a non-profit association within the legal framework of the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency with the CVR/SE number DK31316529. ECDK is, by the Articles of ECDK, recognized as an association with a non-profit or common-good purpose (Chapter 2, §3).