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The RENERGY project fits into the context of the EU Energy 2020 strategy setting out objectives and lines of action to address urgent global energy and environmental concerns as well as the negative consequences of the economic crisis.

In particular RENERGY aims at contributing to economic growth through the development of a Green Economy at the local level that will encourage job creation contributing to the modernization and increased competitiveness at a European scale.

The overall objective is to develop more efficient energy policies at local/regional level in an inclusive, integrative approach, transforming urban communities from consumers to producers of energy, with particular reference to the objectives of the Covenant of Mayors.


The project builds on three thematic pillars:

  • A Social and Community involvement pillar led by Kaunas University (LT)
  • A Business / SMEs and job creation pillar led by INTELI (PT)
  • A Local Authorities and Policy-Making pillar led by CNR-IMAA (IT)

Exchange of knowledge at local and interregional level is maximized through novel concepts such as “Energy Labs” and “Case Studies” ensuring horizontal, vertical and geographical integration.

Planned results:

20 articles/press release published in media, 350 attendants on promotional events, 200 visitors on project website monthly, increasing competences of 24 employee, effective transfer of 3 good practices, 11 local plans of energy efficiency

The partnership consist of 12 partners from 10 countries:

Lead Partner: Province of Potenza (IT)


  • National Research Council of Italy - Istitute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IT),
  • City of Tulln (AT),
  • INTELI – Intelligence in Innovation,
  • Innovation Centre (PT),
  • City of Worms (DE),
  • Durham County Council (UK),
  • Association of Municplaities Polish Network “Energie Cités” (PL),
  • Kaunas University of Technology (LT),
  • Municipality of Avrig (RO),
  • Building for Future (UK),
  • Municipality of Slagelse (DK),
  • Municipality of Szentes (HU)

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This project is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the INTERREG IVC programme