Sign in to the collaboration platform

Not already a member?
More information on signing up here

  • Čeština
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Polski
  • Español
  • Svenska


  • Click HERE to get an overview of all the Coopenergy tools developed, at your disposal to inspire your work to take on a more multi-level governance approach. Happy browsing!

  • On 3rd December 2015 in Paris, the COOPENERGY partnership presented the results, lessons, and shining examples from the seven partner regions, to an audience of nearly 70 people. Access the event page for audio sequences, PDF presentations and pictures.

  • New Videos

    What is crowdfunding? Visit our videos page to find out and watch more videos on financing energy initiatives!



  • Partnership work in practice: COOPENERGY partners met in Zlin, Czech Republic, to evaluate the delivery of their energy initiatives in partnership, and share learning.


    Aims to help regional and local authorities plan sustainable energy activities in partnership.

    Find out more about the project here.



Adapting the methodology

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 00:00 -- Coopenergy

The methodology presented in this guide is based on different types of collaborative approaches studied by the Coopenergy project.

This methodology can also be adapted to collaborative processes for developing strategic regional plans (regional SEAPs), as well as the creation of regional tools to facilitate implementation of sustainable energy plans at local levels.

For example, for the creation or revision of a regional SEAP, this methodology dovetails with SEAP development, focusing on governance-related aspects, particularly communication with stakeholders and efforts to engage them, establishment of governance agreements (structure, responsibilities, etc.), and participatory evaluation methods. 

Methodology for developing a regional SEAP - there are 4 phases in the regional SEAP development process: 1.Initiation: defining a common vision for the region, which requires a great deal of interaction with stakeholders; 2.Planning: creating a roadmap scenario and choosing the necessary instruments to achieve this vision. This phase also requires close collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure feasibility, coherence, and engagement which will facilitate implementation; 3. Implementation; 4. Monitoring. Interactions with stakeholders will continue during the implementation and monitoring phases to allow for sharing of good practices, regular evaluation of progress in meeting objectives, and identification of obstacles in order to take corrective actions. For more information about the regional SEAP process:

Methodology for European Islands: The SMILEGOV project has developed specific guidelines designed for building Multi-Level Governance across Islands. Read the SMILEGOV guidelines: