Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E TCP)

The "Women in Clean Energy TCP" focuses on strategies, policies and measures for increased promotion of women in the clean energy workforce and in energy research.

Short Description

In Austria women are underrepresented in the clean energy workforce. Though half of workforce in Austria is female, in the clean energy sector only 18% of the workforce is female (international average: 25%). With growing responsibility this share decreases to 7%. (Source: Genderspezifische Basisdatenerhebung der Energiewirtschaft in Österreich 2011 – BMLFUW 2012)

The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) has already initiated, measures to equalise the unbalanced gender ratio. These are the funding programme "Talente", the "FEMtech Iniatiative" as well as gender monitoring and measures in the field of project funding and tenders.

The goal of the 3CE TCP is to inspire more women to enter into clean energy careers and support their careers by sharing successful strategies and policies and exchange of lessons-learned.

The C3E TCP seeks to strengthen the role of women in the clean energy sector. The TCP will recognise women in leadership roles and define role models, support network activities, generate best-practise examples and conduct awareness measures.

The TCP is divided in 4 Annexe:

  1. Global Women in Clean Energy Resources and Needs Inventory
  2. Women in Clean Energy Career Development
  3. Annual International C3E Recognition and Awards Programme
  4. Global Women in Clean Energy Communication Hub

The C3E TCP is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level governmental forum to promote policies in the field of clean energy technology.

As the IEA technology collaboration framework is well suitable to carry out concrete common activities, the 3CE was established as an IEA TCP in June 2017. Austria joined the 3CE TCP with BMVIT as contracting party on behalf of the Austrian government in July 2018.



Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, European Commission, Finnland, Italy, Sweden

Contact Address

Exco representative

Mag. Christine Meissl
Tel.: +43 (5) 7755 2719

Exco alternate

Mag. Sabine Mitter
Tel: +43 (1) 71162 652 915