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Energy Vision 2020 for South East European Cities
The need to improve resource efficiency is at the heart of the EU agenda. This is evidenced both by the energy and pollution targets set, as well as the Resource-Efficient Europe flagship initiative, within the Europe 2020 strategy. In many countries win South East Europe, the energy intensity of countries is among the highest in Europe. Since these countries are expected to economically converge with European averages over time (GDP per capita) the correlative link between energy use and economic growth indicates that energy use in this region is likely to increase at above average rates. Envision2020 is based on the assumption that the energy elasticity (the ratio of the change in energy consumption to the change in GDP) of target cities can be modified based on forward looking approaches, in particular by undertaking foresight activities focusing on energy resources consumption. It does this by: -Analysing the energy sector and energy resources consumption in the target cities against EU priorities as well as legislation and institutions responsible for the development and implementation of energy strategy; -Identifying key technologies essential to improving the efficiency of energy resource consumption in cities; -Identifying and developing innovative new financial instruments to support RES and new forms of energy in collaboration with business and financial sector representatives; -The production of technology roadmaps and high-level meetings to endorse the roadmaps and develop policy recommendations to local and national levels; -The hosting of mutual learning workshops which allow for the identification and development of common vision for energy resources consumption as well as the development of joint policy priorities in order to share experiences, practices and successes in achieving their energy objectives. The main results include individual technology roadmaps, policy implementation plans and joint energy priorities for the SEE partner cities as well as recommendations to relevant EU institutions.
Call: 4
Priority: Protection and Improvement of the Environment
Area of intervention: Promote energy and resources efficiency
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Project budget:
  • Overall project budget: 1.395.080,00 €
  • ERDF contribution: 1.079.889,00 €
  • IPA contribution: 105.928,00 €
  • ENPI contribution: 0,00 €
Project start date / end date:
2012-12 / 2014-11