RENERGY Project Hosts Final Conference in Brussels

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After almost three years of working together in developing more efficient energy policies and strategies at the local and regional level, the RENERGY project partners assembled, along with politicians and key local players, for the Final Conference in Brussels on 15th October 2014.

The overall aim of RENERGY is to improve the effectiveness of the strategies for the sustainable development of local communities, demonstrating the importance of an integrated bottom-up approach to take local community needs, demands, cultural and infrastructural characteristics into account, empowering local authorities and providing them advanced decision support tools for the implementation of sustainable development policies.

The project has presented European partner countries with different energy efficiency and renewable energy backgrounds a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge, to promote economic change and social cohesion, as well as disseminate and implement good practices and experiences that focus on relative EU policy issues.

The Final Conference, held in the European Parliamentary Building, showcased case studies and best practices that have been developed and exchanged during the project term, along with a Model Implementation Plan that has been based on successful case study reports. Also in attendance were guest speakers from the European Commission, who support the overall theme of the project and provided an official perspective. Speakers included Biljana Markova (UNISDR Programme Officer), Benoit Dalbert and Piernicola Pedicini MEP.

The day had the format of a morning plenary session and three parallel afternoon workshops based upon the project pillars and with a focus on related topics. Besides illustrating the main achieved results, the event aimed to foster the creation of international cooperation networks and partnership to participate in future initiatives on the project themes.

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