European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment (FEDARENE)
Since its creation in 1990, FEDARENE has become the premier European network of regional and local organisations which implements, coordinates and facilitates sustainable energy and environment policies. Currently, we have 65 members, from 18 EU and EEA countries, which are mostly regional and local energy agencies/government departments.
Why we are involved in COOPENERGY:
As an established EU dissemination partner with over 20 years of experience in EU projects, our involvement in COOPENERGY links very well with other projects we are involved in such as the Covenant of Mayors (whose secretariat team we are part of) and CLIMACT Regions. Our wide network of contacts and the vast experience we have from working on partnership projects across the EU will bring a significant contribution to COOPENERGY.
So far, our network of contacts has enabled a wider dissemination of the European survey to collect best practices of multi-level governance in sustainable energy planning, a core activity of the project from which many of the other planned activities will build on.
What we want to achieve through COOPENERGY:
Our experience as part of the CLIMACT Regions project showed us the advantages of European cooperation and we hope COOPENERGY will be a continuation of this. Working with European partners, we want to find best practice examples of Multi-Level Governance that can be replicated in other local and regional authorities. It is our hope that these examples will encourage more regions and local authorities to work together in a multi-level governance approach, as it fosters more coherent and integrated actions plans and measures on the ground, as well as being more resource-efficient. We also aim for COOPENERGY to further raise the awareness of local and regional authorities on applying for EU funding.
More information on www.fedarene.org