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Project Sustainable and efficient Energy for Rural Regions, the acronym VIS NOVA, combines soft actions and investment in the field of energy efficiency. Useful documents produced by the project and the results achieved due to the investment will be possible to use together.

Co-financing: This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

Total budget: 2 745 661,00 €

Average funding EFRR: 78,91% (85% for Poland)

Implementation period: May 2011 – October 2014


The partnership consist of 12 partners from 10 countries Germany (5):

  • Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH (DE) – Lead Partner
  • District of Northern Saxony (DE)
  • Economic development corporation of the Schwäbisch Hall district (DE)
  • District of Schwäbisch-Hall (DE)
  • Economic Development Corporation of the Northern Saxony district (DE)

Poland (3):

  • The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” (PL)
  • Administrative district of Gorlice (PL)
  • AGH University of Science and Technology (PL)

Austria (2):

  • Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environment (CERE) (AT)
  • Micro Region Development Association Tullnerfeld West (AT)

Hungary (2):

  • South Transdanubian Area and Economic Development Nonprofit Ltd. (HU)
  • City of Szekszárd (HU)

Aim of the project: Integration of instruments promoting energy efficiency (eg plans) based on European best practices, modern technologies and international experience in order to develop a strategy for regional development. The project also indicate the possibility of using local-alternative energy sources, featuring activities related to energy efficiency and strengthens the competitiveness of the regions, through the following actions:

WP1: Coordination and project management.

WP2: Communication, exchange of experiences, dissemination and promotion.

WP3: Developing Plans of Energy Efficiency:

  • SWOT analysis,
  • Developing a common strategy for Sustainable Energy,
  • Pilot investment,
  • Feasibility study,
  • Political support for Plans,
  • Measures for Plans.

WP 4: Networking, strengthening the organization, institutionalization of activities.



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This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF. Article reflects the author’s views and the Managing Authority and the programme bodies are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.