BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a non-profit and volunteering European organisation for students of technology. Since 1989, we have been creating a growing, dynamic, innovative and well-organised network of students, which provides complementary education for students by encouraging communication, cooperation and exchange of students in the exclusive technical universities and faculties. Our priority is to offer high-quality services to technical students from all over Europe.


Do you think you already know everything there is to know about Renewable Energy? If your answer was ‘yes’, with this course you will certainly see that there is a whole (ReNEWable) World that you can explore! Throughout this course, you will become a master on how to go with the flow with hydropower, how to obtain a wind-wind situation with eolic energy and how to use solar energy to brighten our future. The current trend in technology is sustainable energy and what could be better than learning about this nature’s gift from the experts in this area? Portugal is now in the top three European countries that use the most percentage of renewable energy to produce electricity, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! We can guarantee you an excellent teaching staff, appealing academic program, receptive organisers and, on top of that, some surprises that will come ahead.
In this 10-day journey, you will also have the opportunity to experience the perks of living in the amazing city of Porto. We invite you to have loads of fun, make plenty of new friends from all around Europe and taste our delicious Francesinha! We can promise you will be stunned by our dazzling sunny beaches, nice weather and lovely people.



This course is intended for higher education students from courses related to technology (Engineering or Sciences), interested in gaining fundamental knowledge about renewable energies. Most specifically hydropower, solar energy and eolic energy.
The participants will be selected through a motivation letter, in which they show certain information about themselves (such as originality, interest in the topic and disposition to have fun and meet new people) and through answering some questions.
The participants will have to pay a fee with a maximum value of 55.00€ that covers lodging, transportation and meals (three meals per day, at least one of them hot) throughout the entire course.

Keep in note that the arrival and departure costs are the participant's responsability.


As usual, the course will mostly occur in Porto, the northern city at the mouth of Douro River. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the country and has won numerous awards as a travel destination, such as being elected the World’s Leading City Break Destination 2020.

Known as the “Cidade Invicta” (which means “unvanquished city”, for withstanding a siege for over one year), Porto is a city with a rich history, culture and gastronomy. There, you can eat the famous “Francesinha”, taste Port wine and get to know the warm and welcoming residents.
The city always captivates whoever sets foot in it and this course will surely show its true essence to you, or make you discover even more about it, if it’s not your first visit.
Source: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-city-break-destination-2020


Get to know the schedule and the activities we have for you.

Open Schedule


Don't get lost in Porto!

Open Survival Guide

Meet the Core Team!

Gabriel Machado Jr.

Main Organizer

Joana Sousa

Academical Responsible

Rita Meireles


Rita Marques

Participants Responsible

Carolina Saraiva

Marketing Responsible

André Teixeira

Grants & Corporate Relations Responsible

João Vale

Logistics Responsible


Do you still have quetions? Send us an email!

Main Organizer

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Pax Responsible

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