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POWER INTERREGIONAL PROGRAMME SEPT 2008 – MARCH 2013 LAUNCH EVENT Alex Pratt, SEEDA Board Member 12 March 2009.

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1 POWER INTERREGIONAL PROGRAMME SEPT 2008 – MARCH 2013 LAUNCH EVENT Alex Pratt, SEEDA Board Member 12 March 2009

2 Today’s Priority

3 POWER INTERREGIONAL PROGRAMME Value: Euros 5.7 million Interregional partnership between 7 regions: South East England with the support of the Environment Agency, Andalucia, Emilia-Romagna, Noord Brabant, Malopolska, Stockholm and Tallinn Aims: Drive low carbon economies Draw on best practice from other European Regions Influence policy to facilitate a reduction of carbon and ecological footprints in the regions Mainstream results through structural programmes Cross Cutting themes: Equal Opportunities Environmental sustainability

4 South East England Andalucia, Spain Emilia-Romagna, Italy Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands Malopolska, Poland Stockholm, Sweden Tallinn, Estonia Partnership & eligible areas

5 Policy context Kyoto Protocol EU Climate & Energy Package Sustainable Development Strategy (Gothenberg ) Lisbon Agenda

6 Structure of POWER Project Sub-Themes 1. Energy Efficiency 2. Renewable Energies 3. Sustainable Transport 4. Eco-innovation & Environmental Technologies 5. Behaviour Change Policy Working Groups 1. Energy Policies 2. Sustainable Transport 3. Eco-innovation & Environmental Technologies 4. Behaviour Change 5. Mainstreaming of EU Funds POWER SEEDA (Lead Partner) & EA Malopolska (Krakow) Stockholm (Sweden) Tallinn (Estonia) Andalucia (Spain) Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) Emilia- Romagna (Italy)

7 Example :Sub-Project Funding rate: 75% in Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, UK and 85% in Poland and Estonia Minimum of 3 partner regions involved Project Duration: up to October 2011 Project size: from € to €350,000 Key elements of Interregional Co-operation: Link to local/regional policies Exchange of experiences Identification and transfer of good practices Beneficiaries: local authorities, universities, business support agencies, estate management associations, local & regional environment agencies, energy agencies, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations (not the private sector)

8 POWER: Expected Results citizens, industrials & public authorities with increased capacity & awareness in reducing carbon footprint 30 interregional events 16 good practices transferred 90% paperless communications (at programme & sub-projects level) 30% dissemination beyond the participating regions Policy “road maps” Reduction of CO2 emissions / carbon footprint

9 Thank you for your attention & wishing you a very successful interregional co- operation


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