Workshop on eeef’s funding opportunities in Brussels
On March 27th and 28th the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef) and TECLA Europa, association of local authorities for territorial cooperation, organized a workshop on eeef’s funding opportunities for municipal, regional and local authorities. The event took place in Brussels in the premises of the Committee of the Regions.
A selected group of 25 Italian local authority representatives participated in the workshop coming from all major Italian regions in representation of 4 municipalities, 10 provinces, 1 region and the National Association of Italian Municipalities for Marche region. The provinces and municipalities were chosen among the most advanced ones in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency; their representatives, ranging from political leaders to public energy sector managers, Energy Service Company (ESCO) technicians and consultants, had also the chance to exchange views with eeef’s Investment Manager on possible project proposals.
Along with municipal, regional and local authorities, the Investment Manager of eeef and TECLA Association representatives participated in the workshop together with a number of EU Institutions’ officials. In the course of the workshop the President of the Committee of the Regions, Ms. Mercedes Bresso, addressed the participants while emphasizing the role of eeef in supporting local authorities’ green investments, thus contributing to the success of other important initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors.
This workshop was part of a wider co-operation established by eeef and TECLA Association to facilitate the access to energy efficiency and renewable energy funding opportunities for local authorities. Within this co-operation framework eeef and TECLA jointly organized also a seminar in Rome and adapted the content of this website for the Italian market: http://eeef.eu/home-it.html