The European Master in Renewable Energy is an initiative proposed and developed by the association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC) and a consortium of Universities outlined in the Partnering Universities section.
The programme has been run since 2002 by a network of nine European Universities and research centres who are leading the way in renewable energy research, development and demonstration. It is coordinated by EUREC EEIG, a consortium of European renewable energy research centres, which has its headquarters in Brussels.
EUREC was founded in 1991 as European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) with the goal of improving the quality and scope of European research and development in renewable energy technologies. The purpose of the association is to promote and support the development of innovative technologies and human resources to enable a prompt transition to a sustainable energy system.
EUREC is the voice of renewable energy research in Europe, representing European Research Centres active in renewable energy.
The decision body of the European Master in Renewable Energy is the Steering Committee. It is composed of one member per Partnering University and supported by EUREC secretariat. The Steering Committee chairperson is elected for a year.