Want to know more about how public authorities can plan, finance and implement urban regeneration policies that integrate sustainable energy?
The Horizon 2020 project FosterREG has been doing precisely that over the last two years and will be showcasing its final results with a live webcast on Thursday 11th May 2017 from the Zagreb Energy Week.
National clusters based in Spain, Croatia and the Netherlands have been matching up EU policies with national, regional and local government, ensuring that the energy transition and the EU Urban Agenda are properly put into place. The city of Utrecht, for example, took an active part in the development of the recent Dutch 'Green Deal' initiative which will see a gradual phasing out of natural gas heating in favour of renewable energy sources.
FosterREG has organised a series of capacity building workshops and training events to ensure that the lessons learned from the national clusters are replicated across other parts of Europe. Around 500 participants from public authorities benefited from training programmes following a roadmap that was developed by the project.
The final conference features speakers from the European Commission's Exective Agency for small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and DG Regional Policy, as well as Energy Cities and the Croatian government. The conference will also hear from the EMPOWERING and SIMPLA Horizon 2020 projects which are also carrying out related activities. The panellists will take part in a live discussion that includes an online chat facility.
Follow the webcast live on 11th May (09:30-14:30 CET), take part in the online chat and watch the recordings afterwards here.
FosterREG’s results are summarised in this short video.