RURES - Promote the Sustainable Use of Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency in Rural Regions

logo RURESA rapidly growing world population and increasing energy  consumption are leading to a continuous rise of greenhouse  gas emissions. Resulting climate change and extreme  weather events represent one of the greatest challenges in  Europe. RURES sets to exploit the potential of renewable  energies (RES) and energy efficiency (EE) in rural regions as  they have a great potential for reaching energy autonomy.  Within RURES local support group composed of all relevant  actors will be established acting as a regional energy  network for implementing energy efficiency plans. 

Best-practices of alternative financing models for EE/RES  measures will be researched and become the basis for new  feasibility studies on how to implement energy efficiency  plans. The calculator tool (for municipal taxes and other  incomes) will highlight the importance of a community-oriented regional development and further underline the  benefits and added value generated by exploiting EE/RES. 

Project duration: 01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020 

Total project budget: 2 169 295 €

Financing: European Regional Development through the Interreg Central Europe programme
The partnership consist of 11 partners from 6 countries.

Lead Partner: Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH (DE)


  • City of Leisnig (DE)
  • Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” (PL)
  • Pałecznica Municipality (PL)
  • Development Agency Siengrija Ltd. (SI)
  • Local Energy Agency Pomurje (SI)
  • West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd. (HU)
  • Zala County Government (HU)
  • Medimurje Energy Agency Ltd. (HR)
  • Regional Development Agency Medimurje REDEA Ltd. (HR)
  • Technical University of Ostrava (CZ)

Project website:


Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités"

17/30 Sławkowska Str.

31-016 Kraków

phone/fax: +48 12 429 17 93 


The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Central Europe programme. Article reflects the author’s views and Managing Authority is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.