The European Solar Days Advocacy Event “Europe’s energy independence and security of supply starts with solar” will take place at Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels, Belgium on 26 May 2011. The debate on Europe’s energy mix is today more important than ever. Recent events have accentuated the need to consider alternative, more sustainable energy sources. Renewable energies and especially solar energy can play a central role within Europe’s energy strategy. European energy independence and security will be the core theme of this year’s European Solar Days campaign closing event.