Green Partnerships is an EU project co-funded under the Interreg B: Transnational programme, MED (Mediterranean) region.
Countries involved: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Catalonia, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia.
Objectives of the project
The main objective of the project is to strengthen the implementation of local public policies and strategies related to energy efficiency for sustainable local and regional development of the MED cities and local communities by:
- identifying optimal solutions to overcome existing obstacles and find ways for more efficiently implementing the existing measures defined by energy efficiency strategies in local communities on the basis of analysis of existing solutions (including definition of quality requirements, energy management schemes, administrative barriers), which will result in energy savings up to 40 % in public facilities;
- improving knowledge and competencies for better energy management in local public administrations (cities and municipalities) concerning standards, quality requirements, and technical aspects, and establish mechanisms for transfer of knowledge and experience within local communities, between participating partners and beyond;
- mobilizing and consult final users and increase cooperation with stakeholders by establishing local partnerships, forming a new integrative approach to energy efficiency in local communities, ensuring wide support and consensus for the implementation of local energy strategies as well as an adequate and efficient use of available technologies.
Read the December 2014 update on the local pilot projects in the different countries here.