Joint IEE - ETC Meeting: Accelerating Change at the Local and Regional level for Effective Delivery of Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

JOINT IEE – ETC CONTRACTORS' MEETING: ACCELERATING CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL FOR EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS, BRUSSELS, 15-16 MAY 2013

Target audience

European Territorial Cooperation and Intellgient Energy Europe projects and programme secretariats

Overview

Intelligent Energy Europe and INTERACT Point Viborg organised the second joint ETC-IEE contractors' meeting. The event gathered 45 projects from IEE  and European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes including URBACT and representatives from 11 Joint Technical Secretariats (JTS). Keynote speakers, Marie Donnelly (Director ENER) and Colin Wolfe (Head of ETC Unit, REGIO) stressed the importance of strengthening cross-programme collaboration for speeding up the delivery of energy efficiency targets. The participants discussed and exchanged best practices on peer learning, integration of sustainable energy into urban planning, and regional energy strategy planning. This joint meeting serves as a best practice example on effective collaboration between EU programmes and it received an overwhelming positive feedback from participants.

The meeting covered the following questions:
How have European Funds been used to facilitate knowledge transfer between local authorities? What are critical success factors in securing integrated energy/climate actions in urban and spatial planning and how can we build the capacity of planners to that extent? What role do regional authorities play in empowering local action? What good practice examples exist of sustainable energy planning at regional level across Europe? What financing mechanisms are suitable for the delivery of sustainable energy actions at local and regional level?

Urban Emapthy and CAT-MED Platform

The Urban Empathy Project participated in the Workshop Session: Regional Energy Strategy Planning. CAT-MED Platform and Mi Ciudad AC2 Project have been introduced by Malaga City Council representative, Silvia Bossio, as bases for the new MED Project Urban Empathy. During the conclusion made by Nataly Wergles (INTERACT Point Viborg) of the workshop session, the CAT-MED Platform has been highlighted as one of the best Urban Planning practices.

Collin Wolfe, Head of Unit for European Transnational and Interregional Co-operation DG Regional Policy, suggested during his conclusive speech on Wednesday 15th May, to read and follow the proposals included in the Malaga Charter on Sustainable Urban Models, core of the CAT-MED Platform.

Malaga City Council - Urban Empathy Presentation

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Learn about participating projects and presentations

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17-05-2013

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