Presentation on theme: "The Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme at a glance"— Presentation transcript:
1The Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme at a glance Patrick LambertDirectorExecutive Agency for Competitiveness and InnovationIEE European Info Day Brussels, 18 January 2011
2The EU intelligent energy agenda - a snapshot EU 2020 energy strategy Competitive, sustainable and secure energyPost-Cancun Shared commitment to counter climate changeGlobal goals need local action No change without many small, concrete steps2
3The EU intelligent energy agenda - a snapshot Energy efficiency A high priority of the new CommissionRenewables Time for implementing national action plansEU funding opportunities Priority for energy efficiency and renewables3
4Intelligent Energy – Europe in a nutshell €730 million fromSupports EU renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and helps reach the targetsEncourages the uptake of proven intelligent energy solutionsIs not a technology development programme, unlike FP7Works to make Europe more competitive and innovative
5A programme to help convert policy into action Creating and spreading effective methods and best practiceTraining and educationKnow-how transferMarket intelligenceInform policy development and implementationEU energy efficiency and renewables objectivesReal changes on the ground55
6Intelligent Energy – Europe: what’s in the box? 6
7EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011 11-15 April 2011Take part and organise energy days in your city/region!Find out more onAs part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, we are currently busy organising this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week.It will once again be the largest European event on energy efficency and renewable.An expected 150+ events organised in Brussels and across the whole of Europe will mobilise all forces and send a resounding message to the media and to the public.You are still on time to be a part of it by organising and event either in Brussels or wherever you are located in Europe. Simply go to the EUSEW website and find out how to register your event.If you want to take part as a participant in the events in Brussems sign up today - registration is already open.
8How will this year’s budget be spent? € 67 million to support “promotion and dissemination projects” (up to 75% of the eligible project costs)€ 30 million for the “ELENA” facilities€ 17 million to purchase services (tenders) and support activities not subject to calls888
9The 2011 call for proposals Published TODAY: 18 January 2011 Deadline for applying: 12 May 20119
10Funding areas 2011 Energy efficiency (SAVE) Energy-efficient transport (STEER)Renewable energy sources (ALTENER)Integrated initiatives101010
11What’s new in 2011?A multi-annual scheme for training and qualification of the building workforce, focusing on national strategies to develop the necessary 'green' skillsActions aimed at promoting more energy savings in industryActions aimed at facilitating the uptake of 'nearly zero energy buildings'Actions aimed at simplifying procedures for grid developments to deliver more renewable energySupport to local and regional authorities, in particular for mobilising actors and local investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy
12«Promotion and dissemination project»? A project which…helps deliver the key EU climate change and energy objectivesmatches the priorities of the IEE Work Programme 2011involves at least 3 partners from different countriestakes 2 to maximum 3 years to deliveris not a “hardware” type investment or research & development project!
13WANTED: projects with a big impact! What is it that you want to achieve?What leverage will your project have?What will be different when it is finished?
14Where does the IEE programme stand? Over 500 IEE-supported projects across Europe,more than 3,000 participants from 30 countries…Energy efficiencyRenewable energy sourcesIntegrated initiativesEnergy-efficient transport460 European projects involving 2,500 partners to make change real have so far been funded Don’t reinvent the wheel!14
15Getting your project funded - what are the steps? Work ProgrammeCall for proposalsProposal submissionEvaluation, selectionContract negotiationProjects kick offImplementation, monitoring, supervisionGathering data on results and impactFeedbackIn response to the annual call, you can propose a project and apply for fundingThe starting point is the anual work programme which defines the budgets and the funding areas and priorities. We expect that year’s work programme will be published during the first half of March and we will of course put it immediately on the IEE website and inform you via our news alerts.[Click]Immediately after the work programme we will publish this year’s call for proposals to kick off the application period.After the call deadline, when we have receive all the proposals we will evaluate them with the help of independent experts.The best proposals are selected and invited to prepare and sign a grant agreement.The project launches the project and carries it out the project according to the agreed work plan.The EACI monitors and supports the project, and helps spread its results.Finally, we will gather information and feedback from the projects and channel it back to the Commission to help it draw up future work programmes.15
16Who can apply for funding? Any public or private organisation established in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Croatia (check IEE website)International organisationsIndividuals cannot applyMore countries are likely to join this list – negotiations about the participation of Macedonia and Albania in the IEE programme are on their way. This means that, if concluded successfullly, organisations from these countries would become eligible and could apply for IEE funding this year.16
17Need more information or help from us? Synergies – links to the Enterprise Europe Network!17
18Need support in your country? Get in touch with your IEE National Contact Point (IEE website «contact»)Attend the IEE National Info Days (IEE website «events»)Synergies – links to the Enterprise Europe Network!18