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One of the core outputs of the VIS NOVA project is a Transnational Agreement of Cooperation between Energy competences centres. The agreement is based on activities of Energy competence centres established in regions participating in VIS NOVA project (energieZENTRUM, South Transdanubien Area and Economic Development Nonprofit Ltd, Agricultural Technical School Tulln, School Complex nr 1 named after Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Technische Werke Delitzsch GmbH). The purpose of this agreement is to create a common projects platform and exchange the technologies and the experience of transnational partner regions' actors beyond VIS NOVA project lifetime. To achieve these goals Energy competence centres are obliged to maintain the contact between each other via common IT platform and  promote institutional exchanges by inviting staff of the partner institutions to participate in a variety of activities, study tours, seminars and conferences. The obligations under the agreement include the exchange information and achievements, providing consultations and financial guidance at each institution as well as working on common proposals and projects in the most suitable cooperation fields.

This Agreement will remain in effect for a period of five years, as all the Energy competence centres shall operate for at least five years.

The VIS NOVA project, which started in May 2011, is implemented through the Central Europe program and co-financed by EU European Union Regional Development Fund and has the objective of strengthening the energy independence of local authorities. Rising energy prices cause, that security of supply and affordable energy as well as its efficient use became a key competitive advantage and location factor. At this point VIS NOVA starts off with an integrated approach which includes enterprises, municipalities and households. Feasibility studies will be developed for each area, investments will be prepared and demonstration projects realised.

The transnational cooperation enables transfer of good approaches and the exchange of experiences. During international congresses the results will be communicated and transferred. Through the outputs from the project, the value creation in rural areas and thus employment shall be promoted. Five partner regions from four EU countries came together to jointly implement this project (Saxony - Düben Heath / DE, Schwäbisch-Hall / DE, Micro-region Tullnerfeld West / AT, Małopolska / PL, South-Transdanubia / HU).

More information about the project is available on www.vis-nova.eu


logo central europe cooperating This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.