Hydropower’s promising and multifunctional role as an enabler of the energy transition is insufficiently understood by European policymakers as a strategic technology. Therefore, on 19/02/2013, in Brussels, Belgium (Marriott Hotel) the EURELECTRIC conference “Hydropower: a European asset” held in Brussels, Belgium (Marriott Hotel) set the stage on this key topic. Which regulatory framework is needed? What can be done to raise the profile of hydropower in Europe? Dirk Hendricks from ESHA presented in front of 80 high-level representatives from the European institutions and industry. Within his presentation ‘Sustainable Solution for Climate Change Views from ESHA’ the RESTOR Hydro project has been one of the key topics.