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  • 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.

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  • 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.



Thematic Workshop: Regional and Local financing for sustainable energy planning

Regional and local authorities in Europe are widely collaborating to reach sustainable energy targets by 2020 and beyond. However financing the regional and local strategies and projects needed to meet these targets is a major challenge during the current economic crisis and tight budgetary constraints for public administrations.

This Thematic Workshop organised within the IEE co-funded COOPENERGY project, aimed to address this challenge by investigating:

  • Which instruments and approaches are regional and local authorities using to finance their collaboration efforts for sustainable energy?
  • Which resources and funds are currently available at European, national and sub-national levels?
  • Which public and private actors are involved in these financing models?

During the workshop, participants heard testimonies from experts across Europe on these topics to find out more about the key financial instruments that are being used to help implement multi-level governance models in sustainable energy planning by public authorities. In the afternoon session, partner regions of the COOPENERGY project shared and exchanged their experiences in implementing joint financial actions and projects related to sustainable energy.

View speaker biographies here (1.3 MB)

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View the full agenda for the day and presentations below:

  • Alberto Grando Vice Rector for Development, Università Bocconi
  • Michele Polo Director, IEFE Università Bocconi
  • Cristina Stancari Councilor for Environment and Energy, Province of Milan
  • Pierfrancesco Maran Councilor for Transport, Environment and Energy, City of Milan
  • Edoardo Croci Coordinator, Observatory on Green Economy, IEFE Università Bocconi
COOPENERGY Project: Multi-level governance in sustainable energy planning
Opportunities and Barriers in Financing Regional and Local Sustainable Energy Planning: Presentation of selected experiences
Instruments to Finance the Transition to Sustainable Energy in Regions and Cities
Sharing of Best Practices: Conditions for successful financing of MLG experiences
  • Patrick Biard, Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (RAEE)
  • Edoardo Croci, IEFE Università Bocconi
  • Maria Fabianelli, Regional Energy Agency of Liguria (ARE Liguria)
Working Tables for Experience Sharing
  • Patrick Biard, Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (RAEE)
  • Edoardo Croci, IEFE Università Bocconi
  • Maria Fabianelli, ARE Liguria



Event date: 
Friday, 20 June 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm