Full Name
Rebecca van Leeuwen
Job Title
Chair of the Organising Committee Behave 23 and of the EnR Working Group Behaviour Change
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Speaker Bio
Rebecca van Leeuwen has over 25 years’ experience in working in international projects in sustainable energy technologies, many relating to behaviour change. She currently works in the Energy Innovation department at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and is Chair of the EnR Working Group on Behaviour Change.

Rebecca holds a BA Honours degree in Modern European Studies from the university of Loughborough in the UK. She recently successfully managed two Horizon 2020 projects on renewable energy communities “EU Heroes” and labelling of energy efficient appliances “YAECI”, and has worked on governmental projects on energy efficiency in both Algeria and the Ukraine. She is also member of the new IEA Technology Collaboration programme Cities and manages IEA information dissemination activities for the Netherlands.
She is a strong networker, good at mobilising support, engaging people and generating enthusiasm in multi-cultural teams.
She is proud to have the privilege of leading this 7th edition of the EnR BEHAVE Conference in her home town of Maastricht.

“ Behaviour change is becoming more and more important in achieving quick and effective energy demand reductions across all sectors, in both the work place and at home. Simple measures such as awareness campaigns on switching off lights and electrical equipment, promoting alternative modes of transport or adjusting heating temperatures by 1 degree have already helped to achieve significant energy reductions, but we need to do more!
It is now the time, more than ever before to start putting research efforts into practice - to up-scale and to start making a real difference ”.
Rebecca van Leeuwen