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1 Green Partnerships Local Partnerships for Greener Cities and Regions Project overview Kick-off meeting Crete, 9-10 April 2013

2 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April In this presentation:  Background  Purpose, objectives  Key activities and linkages  Roles of partners  Outputs and results

3 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April Purpose  Why are we here  we would like to support local administrations to overcome existing obstacles and effectively implement the set measures for better energy efficiency of cities and regions = MORE EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND USE OF RES  Why local partnerships  to form local networks with organisations and individuals responsible and involved in energy chain

4 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April Background  Energy efficiency and use of RES are popular topics  Each municipality/region has a plan/strategy to improve the situation BUT:  In reality it’s hard to improve things  Strategy/plan lies in the drawer  People are not aware enough of what should be done and how  employees in responsible organisations (municipalities, energy agencies etc.)  and people affected by the measures (in public buildings, users of facilities, lightning etc)

5 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April NEEDS ARE:  To identify the obstacles to effective implementation of energy strategies  To enhance capacity of employees in public administration  To connect with all stakeholders in energy chain  To educate and increase awareness and build new habits  To include companies and SMEs with new technology and approaches  To tailor technological solutions to the real needs of people  To build on existing knowledge and methods

6 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WE WILL ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS: The knowledge, methods, projects, experience of partners How to overcome the obstacles Expert groups Step-by-step Guide WP3 joint approach To assess needs of the employees in public bodies To create Local Action Groups of relevant public organisations To provide them with capacity building trainings and materials Based on the methods shared in WP3, but tailored to regional/local needs WP4 capacity building Pilot areas with pilot activities To form local partnerships of all affected stakeholders To define measures that will be improved To test the new approach in practice – methodology, knowledge and networking To implement several events, to prepare technical solutions WP5 local partnerships TRANSNATIONAL LEVEL LOCAL PUBLIC BODIES LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

7 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April Partnership Project partners IPA partners: - AUT - HEIS - ZAVOD - ISSP ERDF partners: - KGZS MB + Alianta - ENERGAP - LM – Lakatamia - GERES - TUC - KYOTO CLUB - AREANATejo - GRANOLLERS External partners: - RETHYMNO - CIMAA - MANZA - SARAJEVO - FEDARENE - CRPF PACA - CIPRA Italia - NERPOR

8 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April EXPECTED RESULTS:  Strengthened implementation of local energy strategies  Recommendations for overcoming existing obstacles in:  Technical requirements, green public procurement, EE, RES  Skills, cooperation  Increased competences of 200 employees in local public authorities  24 pilot cases implemented, boosting 12 mio € of future investments  11 pilot areas, improved awareness of at least local users

9 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April SOME FACTS  Project duration: 1 January 2013 – 31 May 2015  Total budget: €  EU co-financing (ERDF + IPA): 79,12 %

10 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WORK PACKAGES:  WP1 Administrative and financial management of the project / coordination of the partnership  WP2 Information, awareness raising and capitalisation  WP3 Joint approach for more efficient implementation of local energy strategies  WP4 Capacity building and knowledge transfer for public bodies in MED cities and regions  WP5 Pilot testing of more efficient implementation of energy strategies by creating local partnerships

11 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WP1 Administrative and financial management of the project / coordination of the partnership  WP leader: KGZS MB  Activities:  Project management  Meetings: 7 times in the project  Administrative and financial management  Project monitoring and evaluation  Bodies:  Steering Committee  Advisory Board

12 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WP2 Information, awareness raising and capitalisation  WP leader: KYOTO CLUB  Activities:  Common communication platform:  Communication plan  Website + national sites, intranet  Communication materials:  Newsletter, leaflet  Final publication  Articles, press releases  On-line presentations  Awareness raising and capitalisation  Presentations at existing events  Final conference  Promotional packages/materials/gadgets

13 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WP3 Joint approach for more efficient implementation of local energy strategies  WP leader: AREANATejo  Activities:  Joint approach of all partners:  Comparison of existing approaches, models …  Identification of obstacles, bottlenecks …  Exchange of knowledge between partners:  Expert groups in different RES and key topics  someone knows one area and someone another  if we join forces this is a great knowledge data-base  Workshops and study visits for partners – along the meetings, one outside MED  Preparation of materials for work at local/regional level in WP4 and WP5  Common guidelines and monitoring system  Step-by-step Guide for efficient implementation of local energy strategies :  Prepared in English, translated and printed in all languages to be available for employees in public bodies, offered to Covenant of Mayors

14 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WP4 Capacity building and knowledge transfer for public bodies in MED cities and regions  WP leader: TUC  Activities:  Preparation of local step-by-step plans:  Formation of local action groups: decision-makers, public authorities, relevant organisations  Local step-by-step plans to define how to improve implementation at local level  Capacity building and knowledge transfer for public bodies:  Workshops for employees  Materials for the workshops – prepared by expert groups in WP3  Improvement of the local energy strategies:  At the end: on the basis of pilot testing (WP5) local energy strategies will be improved – prepared in Albania

15 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April WP5 Pilot testing of more efficient implementation of energy strategies by creating local partnerships  WP leader: KGZS MB  Activities:  Establishment of local partnerships:  Pilot areas (1 per country) with pilot cases (1-4 per country) were defined at the local stage  Capacity building and knowledge transfer for public bodies:  Workshops for employees  Materials for the workshops – prepared by expert groups in WP3, translated by each partner to national language  Improvement of the local energy strategies:  At the end: on the basis of pilot testing (WP5) local energy strategies will be improved – prepared in Albania

16 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April BENEFITS OF THIS PROJECT  Great collection of knowledge and experience of all partners and their networks  Pilot areas – concrete implementation of EE measures; preparation of technical solutions  basis for future investments  Formation of local partnerships  Connection with Covenant of Mayors

17 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April PRINCIPLES OF OUR WORK  Cooperation  Equality  Dialogue  Opennesss  Positive attitude

18 Green Partnerships Rethymno, April DISCUSSION  What are your expectations?  How do you see the benefits  For your organisation?  For your region/municipality/area?  Are there any concerns?  What are the networks we can use and build on?


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