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1 The Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme at a glance Patrick Lambert Director Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation IEE European Info Day Brussels, 18 January 2011

2 The EU intelligent energy agenda - a snapshot >EU 2020 energy strategy Competitive, sustainable and secure energy >Post-Cancun Shared commitment to counter climate change >Global goals need local action No change without many small, concrete steps

3 The EU intelligent energy agenda - a snapshot >Energy efficiency A high priority of the new Commission >Renewables Time for implementing national action plans >EU funding opportunities Priority for energy efficiency and renewables

4 Intelligent Energy – Europe in a nutshell >730 million from >Supports EU renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and helps reach the 2020 targets >Encourages the uptake of proven intelligent energy solutions >Is not a technology development programme, unlike FP7 >Works to make Europe more competitive and innovative

5 A programme to help convert policy into action Real changes on the ground EU energy efficiency and renewables objectives >Creating and spreading effective methods and best practice >Training and education >Know-how transfer >Market intelligence >Inform policy development and implementation

6 Intelligent Energy – Europe: whats in the box?

7 EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011 >11-15 April 2011 >Take part and organise energy days in your city/region! >Find out more on

8 How will this years 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 calls

9 The 2011 call for proposals Published TODAY: 18 January 2011 Deadline for applying: 12 May 2011

10 Funding areas 2011 Energy efficiency (SAVE) Energy-efficient transport (STEER) Renewable energy sources (ALTENER) Integrated initiatives

11 Whats new in 2011? >A multi-annual scheme for training and qualification of the building workforce, focusing on national strategies to develop the necessary 'green' skills >Actions aimed at promoting more energy savings in industry >Actions aimed at facilitating the uptake of 'nearly zero energy buildings' >Actions aimed at simplifying procedures for grid developments to deliver more renewable energy >Support to local and regional authorities, in particular for mobilising actors and local investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy

12 «Promotion and dissemination project»? >helps deliver the key EU climate change and energy objectives >matches the priorities of the IEE Work Programme 2011 >involves at least 3 partners from different countries >takes 2 to maximum 3 years to deliver >is not a hardware type investment or research & development project! A project which…

13 WANTED: 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?

14 Where does the IEE programme stand? Renewable energy sources Energy efficiency Over 500 IEE-supported projects across Europe, more than 3,000 participants from 30 countries… Integrated initiatives Dont reinvent the wheel! Energy- efficient transport

15 Getting your project funded - what are the steps? Call for proposals Proposal submission Evaluation, selection Contract negotiation Projects kick off Implementation, monitoring, supervision Gathering data on results and impact Feedback Work Programme

16 Who can apply for funding? >Any public or private organisation established in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Croatia (check IEE website) >International organisations >Individuals cannot apply

17 Need more information or help from us?

18 Need 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»)

19 GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROPOSALS!


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