The Mediterranean area is blessed with ample RE resources which are barely exploited today. It is therefore the purpose of the proposed Specific Support Action (SSA) to give a new impulse to the development of appropriate policies as well as technologies a nd services under local conditions and to set the scene for their deployment which must be economically and socially sustainable. This means in particular integration of RE into everyday life in the villages and rural areas with regards to the sectors agri culture and trade, industry, commerce, tourism as well as the general energy and water supply infrastructure. In order to guide towards an enhanced penetration of RE and hybrid systems in Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC), this SSA will support the set -up and organisation of a Euro-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Partnership (including policy issues). An information network of companies and institutions engaged in all aspects of RE and hybrid system applications will be initiated and a database of Medite rranean regional and local contact partners will be created. This database will provide EU industry partners with the opportunity to implement future co-operation activities and it will thereby provide the basis for an exploitation of EU experience in the field of policies, technologies, financial and regulatory promotion, market management and capacity building. The activities performed within this project, serving to set the stage for the Euro-Mediterranean RE Partnership, include a thorough assessment o f the technical, socio-economic and environmental framework conditions for the implementation of RE and hybrid systems in MPC.Thereby results of the proposed action comprise the identification of future technical RTD requirements as well as socio-econom ic portraits of MPC. A Policy Agenda for enhanced implementation of RE and hybrid systems will be formulated, which may support Community development policies for MPC.
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action