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.


Our Values

  • 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

Our Team

Piret Liv Stern Dahl

Energy Crossroads has allowed Piret to create and participate in many energy and sustainability related projects. Piret is currently working at Climate-KIC with Online Education and enjoy the multicultural and multidisciplinary set-up for creating learning materials for people active in climate change mitigation activities. Piret has a background in environmental economics.

Alessandro Monti

Alessandro is a postdoc researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law. His research focuses on climate change mitigation and the interaction of climate and economic law for the promotion of sustainable energy. He joined ECDK in March 2019, with the aim of engaging with a community of like-minded peers committed to build…

Lena Kitzing

Lena is actually one of the Advisor seniors of Energy Crossroads Denmark about ECDK Treasure and Energy Tours. Lena has initiated the CPH Energy Tours project,  helps out as facilitator and game organiser of Changing the Game, and give us adviser relate to the financial and organizational matters of ECDK.

Salva Rodriguez

Salva has been involved in different projects in Energy Crossroads, including the Sustainable Innovators and she has contributed to the facilitation of Changing the Game workshop sessions. She believes in the capacity for youth to make a difference, through sincere engagement and effective action steps.
Energy Crossroads Denmark. Agnes Matuszak

Agnes Matuszak

My master’s program equipped me with interdisciplinary knowledge to tackle climate and environmental issues and thus contribute to a sustainable transition into low-carbon economy. My drive to take part in Energy Crossroads Denmark is to raise citizen’s awareness about local and global issues and to mobilize them to take action. I am motivated by working with like-minded enthusiasts and believe in making a change for a better…

Our History

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.

Legal Status

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).