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Concerted Action supporting the transposition and implementation of the recast Renewables Directive

This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 195(e) of the Financial Regulation, Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1046/2018 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013

The concerted action covers topics where coordination and/or harmonisation of approaches would be beneficial, but are not required by EU legislation. The action is designed to provide added value compared with measures taken by each MS acting on its own and to achieve an optimum combination of the various instruments at the disposal of both the EU and the MS

Concerted actions will be undertaken by organisations designated by the MS and other countries participating in the CA. It aims at fostering exchanges of information and experience between MS and participating countries. Each concerted action will be allocated to a consortium of organisations designated and entrusted by the participating countries, under the coordination of one member of the consortium.

The activities shall be built on the experiences and structures of the CA-RES III, with due consideration of the new elements in the Recast Renewable Energy directive (EU) 2018/2001. It may include activities related to RES-relevant provisions in the Clean Energy Package (e.g. The Energy Union Governance Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, Regulation (EU) 2019/943 and Directive (EU) 2019/944 on the internal market for electricity).

The main objectives of the CA-RES IV action are:

  • To enhance and structure the sharing of information and experiences from national implementation whilst promoting good practice concepts in activities to improve and strengthen MS implementation of the Recast Renewable Energy directive.
  • To encourage dialogue between the Member States and the provision of logistics in order to develop common approaches for the effective implementation of particular parts of the Recast Renewable Energy directive (e.g. opening of support schemes, bio-energy sustainability, administrative procedures, consumer information etc).
  • To complement the work of the Committee assisting the European Commission.

The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.