Liaisons & Networking

PrioritEE (Prioritize energy efficiency measures in public buildings: a decision support tool for regional and local public authorities) benefits from the European Community funding within the «Interreg MED programme 2014-2020». It started in February 2017 and will last until July 2019, aiming to enhance the policy making and strategic planning competences of local and regional public authorities in the energy management of public buildings in five Mediterranean countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Croatia.

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Publenef is a 3-year project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to assist EU Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency). The project helps to empower policy-makers to make use of best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at national, regional and local levels.
Publenef’s main results include among others the online repository www.publenef-toolbox.eu which is a user-friendly digital platform containing over 150 online and offline tools and good practices supporting local and regional policy makers in their energy efficiency policy implementation. Further to this, include the development of roadmaps in each participating to the project country to enhance the process of successful implementation of policies.

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ICTFOOTPRINT is an EU-funded project that helps ICT intensive organisations to become greener, with the help of a variety of online tools, services, webinars and face-to-face workshops.
The central goal of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is therefore to help organisations in calculating their carbon footprint in an easy way, in order to become energy efficient, decrease the environmental impact and to improve businesses' competitiveness.

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Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a knowledge platform to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities, providing a high quality of life for its citizens in a clean, energy efficient and climate friendly urban environment. SCIS brings together project developers, cities, research institutions, industry, experts and citizens from across Europe. SCIS focuses on people and their stories – bringing to life best practices and lessons learned from smart projects. Through storytelling, SCIS portrays the “human element” of changing cities. It restores qualitative depth to inspire replication and, of course, to spread the knowledge of smart ideas and technologies - not only to a scientific community, but also to the broad public!

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P2ENDURE (Plug-and-Play product and process innovation for energy-efficient building deep renovation) aims to provide scalable, adaptable and ready-to-implement prefabricated Plug-and-Play (PnP) technologies for deep renovation of building envelopes and technical systems. These innovative solutions are applicable to transform non-functioning or sub-optimal public and historic buildings into dwellings and are applicable for the widest range of building typologies, i.e. public buildings, residential buildings, and transformation projects. The main innovation of P2ENDURE comprises PnP prefab systems enabled by 3D printing, innovative sensing technologies, such as laser scanning, thermal scanning and IEQ monitoring, also integrated with BIM.
P2ENDURE presents a proof-of-performance of the optimised PnP renovation techniques by implementing 10 large-scale and live demonstration projects that represent the main deep renovation typologies and real market demand in 4 EU geo-clusters.

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bee smart city is a digital platform established by experienced professionals and smart city experts. They provide an efficient toolset for smart city analysis and for facilitating collaboration and the successful implementation of the best smart city solutions available. The platform greatly increases transparency and the visibility of cities, companies and other smart city actors. Learn how others address problems and challenges, explore their aims and the results of implementing individual solutions. In addition, you can access information on involved partners (companies, cities, organizations, individuals) for project implementation.

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SUPPORT aims to improve the coordination and performance of policy instruments to implement national and regional energy efficiency programmes at local level, through the reduction of the implementation gap and a more effective use of available funding opportunities (including Structural Funds), reinforcing the coordination and support role of regions, focusing on the development of more cost-effective and wide-range actions.

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ENERJ (Joint Actions for Energy Efficiency) is an Interreg MED modular project and aims at enhancing and improving the coordination of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP’s) and other relevant energy Efficiency Plans. The project will develop and test a technologically oriented methodology for increasing cooperation among public authorities through Joint Actions transferring the most promising methods in the partner regions. Eleven partners in nine countries are collecting energy data of public buildings in a database in order to identify possible joint actions. The project will train Joint Actions Coordinators that will facilitate their implementation.

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Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN): Energy retrofits of existing residential areas make an important contribution to achieving EU goals on CO2 emissions. The Climate Active Neighbourhoods project (CAN) focuses on underprivileged neighbourhoods that are in need of renovation in municipalities and regions of varying size throughout northwest Europe. To build relevant capacity in these participating local authorities, neighbourhood approaches and synergies based on new governance models will be introduced. A bottom-up approach will also encourage residents to find appropriate financing for the planned energy efficiency measures. In the end, a mix of exemplary refurbishments, resident investment schemes and behavioural change will contribute to a tailored set of solutions.

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SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project. It contributes to the implementation of the EU Directives on Energy Performance in Buildings and Energy Efficiency among other EU directives and connected policies, and aims to reach the 20% energy efficiency EU target by 2020. The project overall objective is to reinforce the capacities of public administrations at regional and sub-regional level within the territories covered by SHERPA and further across the Mediterranean area so as to improve energy efficiency in their public buildings’ stock. To do so, a transnational, holistic and peer-to-peer model will be developed so as to work on the main barriers related to EEB strategies in public buildings, namely: governance structures; information gathering and usage; awareness and training of responsible staff; and financing of actions.

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BigDataStack is a unique high-powered stack of solutions with a focus on providing fully efficient and optimised processes across the complete set of technologies required by data operations and data-intensive applications, exhibiting their applicability through three commercial use cases from the maritime, market and financing domains. The initiative is aimed Entrepreneurs, ICT SMEs, Start-ups, Open Source Project and Initiatives and Standardisation bodies.

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Train-to-NZEB aims to provide world-class training on energy efficiency and RES in buildings, based on new training programmes, business plans and up-to-date training equipment for a set of training and consultation centers (Building Knowldge Hubs) in Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Turkey. Its goal is to improve the knowledge and skills in the construction sector and to provide practical training courses, demonstrations and comprehensive consulting services for design and construction of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) supported by RES, based on the Passive House concept. Follow up on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fit-to-NZEB aims to increase the competence and skills of the building professionals in the participating countries - Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, Austria and Greece - through unique educational programmes and pilot training courses, which will contribute to both the quality and the scale of the deep energy building renovations. The project will produce all necessary requisites for the introduction of educational content on deep energy retrofit in the curricula at all levels of the vocational training and education system - universities, professional high schools and colleges, vocational training centers. Follow up on Facebook and Twitter.

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CraftEdu is a Horizon 2020 project setting up national qualification and training schemes for craftsmen in the Czech Republic and developing the further offer of training courses in Slovakia, Austria and Bulgaria. It will develop units of learning outcomes for 4 common targeted craftsmen and on-site professionals - 3 targeted groups of craftsmen and on-site professionals in the Czech Republic and 1 in Slovakia, together with reviewed qualification standards for 5 craftsmen groups. It will also develop and disseminate join curricula for the 4 programmes for further training of targeted craftsmen, and 4 curricula specifically on energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in building. Follow up on Facebook and Twitter.

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MAtchUP is a EU-funded Smart City project involving three lighthouse cities and four follower cities. MAtchUP cities will join forces to reshape their social, economic and environmental models and to promote social inclusion, liveability and prosperity for their citizens. MAtchUP will design and implement a palette of innovative solutions in the energy, mobility and ICT sectors that will serve as a model of urban transformation for other cities in Europe and beyond.

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Green Digital Charter commits cities to working together to deliver on the EU's objective of expanding the use of digital technologies that improve the life of their citizens and address the challenges of growth, sustainability and resilience. 53 European cities from 21 countries have already signed the Green Digital Charter, 14 capital cities among them, representing more than 27 million European citizens!

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