Due to their spending power and pivotal role within the community, the public sector is an important driver in supporting a market transformation towards more efficient energy systems, buildings, products, services and towards stimulating a general public behaviour for increased uptake of energy efficiency solutions.

One of the key challenges remains in linking up public bodies at the national, regional and local level through effective multi-level governance to realise an energy transition driven from the local level with concerted planning and implementation of energy projects, as well as in achieving a coherent transformation of the energy system capitalising on synergies and economies of scale.

Proposals should focus on one of the following topics:

    Raising the capacity of Member States to fulfil their obligation under the Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Ecodesign and Labelling Directives (e.g. monitoring on the energy efficiency progress and policies);


    Innovative ways to enable public engagement in the energy transition, developing interface capacities within public authorities to engage with civil society;


    Supporting public authorities to foster integrated energy, transport mobility and land-use planning at local level;


    Supporting public authorities to foster multi-level governance, linking up local, regional and national levels for delivering integrated sustainable energy planning and projects to achieve synergies and economies of scale;


    Enhance and create appropriate structures for rolling-out quality management and certification schemes for energy efficiency/renewable energy targeted in municipalities, as well as supporting collaboration between scheme operators to attract a higher number of municipalities;


    Developing financing strategies for capital-intensive technologies for heating and cooling (e.g. heat pumps).


    Title and reference number: H2020: EE-09-2016-2017- Engaging and activating public authorities
    Funding programme: 6.000.000 €
    EC service: NA
    Link to the call document: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportuniti...

    Closing date: 15 September 2016 17:00:00

Partners involved
Navarra de Suelo y Vivienda S.A.U. (NASUVINSA)
Partners type and roles of interest

Relevant similar previous projects or activities, connected to the subject of this proposal:

·         FP7-R&D CONCERTO 2005-2011

·         FP7- EEI SAVE PROGRAM 2007- 2009

·         MLEI CIP-IEE-2013 2013-2016

·         INTERREG IV POCTEFA 2007-2014

·         ESPON 2012-2014

·         H2020/EE19 2015 2016-2019
Financial aspects

    EC contribution: 6.000.000 €
    EC co-funding rate: NA
    Foreseen project budget: NA

Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Contact person(s)

    Name: Ms. Idoia Madariaga López
    Organisation: NASUVINSA (Navarra)
    Telephone number: +34 848 420 662
    Email Address: imadaril@nasuvinsa.es; www.nasuvinsa.es

    Name: Mikel Irujo Amezaga
    Organisation: Government of Navarra (Brussels)
    Telephone number: +32 2 509 87 91
    Email Address: navarra@reper.maec.es; http://investinnavarra.com/en/

Date of publication
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016