EE-09-2014 - Empowering stakeholders to assist public authorities in the definition and implementation of sustainable energy policies and measures
Specific challenge: While public authorities have an important role to play to develop energy efficiency policies and plans, the latter require the full involvement of private stakeholders and the civil society for their effective implementation. However there is a general lack of capacity and coordination among those stakeholders to guarantee their full involvement and to effectively convert policies and plans into concrete actions.
Scope: Proposals should target specific actors among a wide spectrum of stakeholders (utilities, industry, financing institutions, non-governmental organisations, consumer associations, interest groups, trade unions, etc). They should provide large-scale capacity building or engagement activities to those specific groups playing a key role in the definition and/or implementation of sustainable energy policies and measures initiated by public authorities. Proposals should demonstrate a strong European added value and put in place mechanisms ensuring the continuation of the activities beyond the project duration.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1.5 and 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Expected impact: Each project must prove to influence hundreds of stakeholders playing a key role in the definition and successful implementation of national, regional or local policies. As a result the number of final consumers impacted should be measured in thousands of people.
Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions