Through the Work Shadowing Schemes, energy agencies will be able to visit innovative agencies from different parts of Europe for 2 days to gain insights into their operation and structures.
The schemes complement the learnings of Expert Missions and Master Classes. Whereas Master Classes and Expert Missions put a stronger focus on financing and the related technical and regulatory aspects, the Work Shadowing Schemes are more centred on the internal organisation of agencies. They focus on day-to-day activities, learning from each other and transferring good practices, innovative services and efficient ways of working.
Who can apply?
In addition to local and regional energy agencies, also public authorities interested in establishing an energy agency will be able to apply.
How will it work?
Work shadowing schemes will be organised for at least 40 participants. 5-6 participants will visit a host agency in the course of a Work Shadowing Scheme. They will be matched with an agency depending on their needs and interests, but also on the structures and services of the hosts.
Meetings will last at least two days, including a 2-hour online meeting 2organised prior to the onsite event.
The delivery of the Work Shadowing visits will be supported by a Facilitator.
Participants will receive up to EUR 550 for covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
When will it take place?
The first Work shadowing schemes will take place in 2024, with a call for participation at the end of 2023.
There will be at least seven visits over the 2023-2026 period.