PUBLENEF collected input from national, regional, and local policymakers on specific needs for their energy efficiency policy implementation as well as good practices adopted based on in-depth interviews, in relation to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) Articles. This led to the compilation of a set of 55 good practices, as well as a needs assessment based on 15 national level responses and 40 local/regional level responses. The dominant needs on the regional and local levels are “insufficient budget” Art 12 (25); “stakeholders' lack of available time” Art 17 (19); “difficulties to mobilise all the stakeholders” Art 17 (17); “insufficient own funds requirements” Art 20 (16); “insufficient in-house expertise about legal and administrative aspects” Ar 17 (13); “lack of expertise and capacities in the concerned organisations (banks, private sector and public institutions);” Art 17 (12). In addition, a set of good practices in energy efficiency policy implementation was collected. Showcasing these practices can help other policymakers to better understand the processes of policy implementation. Furthermore, PUBLEnEf gathered over 200 ‘tools’ on policy implementation in energy efficiency. These tools include digital handbooks, stakeholder engagement guidance, resource planning or process monitoring tools, e-learning courses, software and others. All tools, as well as the aforementioned ‘good practices’, have been collected in an online repository titled as the PUBLEnEf Toolbox (www.publenef-toolbox.eu
). Another activity of PUBLEnEf was the development of 15 roadmaps at the national, regional, and/or local levels in 11 EU MS. Roadmaps refer to technical assistance policymakers in overcoming specific barriers they faced in implementing their existing plans (SEAPs or regional strategies). The roadmaps covered local, regional and national cases (from public lighting to Monitoring and verification systems) and provided inspirations to policymakers outside PUBLENEF. The main EED Article addressed was 17 (Information and Training), linked to PUBLENEF key objective to further the knowledge and information on energy efficiency policy issues. PUBLEnEf has been presented in a series of meetings and events at EU level (such as the EU Sustainable Energy Week, the UNFCCC COP24 and others) and in various MS, while customized events have been organised specifically in the framework of the various roadmaps. Based on the information in the various monitoring reports, at least 80 events have been organised with in total more than 3,500 participants. Finally, in terms of outreach of activities, more than 2,500 representatives of the scientific community, 2,800 representatives of the civil society, 6,500 policy makers, 1,700 representatives of industry and market sector, 700 stakeholders from the media and over 22,000 from general public have been reached through project dissemination activities.