Networking meeting: How to combine EU Structural & Cohesion Funds with innovative financing instruments & energy performance contracting

Mundo B - Conference Centre, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Bruxelles

Target audience

Associations or networks of local authorities, Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinators and Supporters, informal clubs or clusters of local and regional authorities interested in sustainable energy policies, local and regional authorities.

What's this networking meeting about?

Energy and climate policies are getting more and more important and a sustainable energy transition is becoming a burning issue for local authorities in your territories--many of them signatories of the Covenant of Mayors. 

For the 2014-2020 programming period, 20% of the EU budget will be earmarked for climate-related measures. More developed EU regions will have to spend at least 20% of their European Regional Development Fund allocations to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. For less developed regions it will be 12%.

European Social Fund will support the shift towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable economy, through reform of education and training systems, adaptation of skills and qualifications, up-skilling of the labour force, and the creation of new jobs in sectors related to the environment and energy.

Objectives of the networking event

These funds offer non-negligible sums to local authorities, regions and their associations. How can they be spent efficiently? Could local authorities use them in form of grants or innovative financing instruments? Or a combination of both?

Why participate?

Gain new knowledge and contacts to help enhance your network’s activities, prepare capacity building events, facilitate exchange of good practices, lobby, and so on.

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Brussels, Belgium

Organised by: ManagEnergy & NETCOM

Location details: Mundo B - Conference Centre, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Bruxelles

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