PROJECT NUMBER: 1760201

Sound Management of EU Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

8-9/May/2017  •  Barcelona  •  EIPA members' fee: €900

Introduction
Project Leader
Gracia Vara Arribas
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What is this course about?
This seminar focuses on the optimum use of EU funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, in particular the possibilities available under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).

Looking ahead, by mobilising up to 177 billion euros of public and private investment per year from 2021, the ‘Clean Energy Package’ published on 30 November 2016, can generate up to a 1% increase in GDP over the next decade and create 900,000 new jobs. The package includes - among others- a proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive to make the EU a global leader in renewable energy and ensure that the target of at least 27% renewables is met by 2030. It also includes new and innovative energy efficiency measures, by which a new framework for improving energy efficiency in buildings; improving the energy performance of products (Eco-design); and informing consumers (energy labelling) is set. The proposed novelties into the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive will be covered as well.

How will it help you?
You will gain an insight into the legal structure of the EU’s energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, including the 2016 novelties. Learn about the use of cohesion policy funding (through grants and financial instruments) for your projects on renewables and on energy efficiency. Best practices and how to write a proposal for the intermediate and final phases of a project, financial reporting, as well as learning how to prepare for audits and how to avoid errors. A representative of the European Court of Auditors will present its findings and recommendations in recent performance audits in these two areas – so you will master how to better plan, design and implement future energy projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), in particular the ERDF and the CF.

Who will benefit most?
Representatives of national energy authorities and representatives of Cohesion Policy Managing Authorities dealing with energy policy. It is open also to the private market and NGOs wishing to increase their understanding of the management of EU funds in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.