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Inspired by the spirit of Local Agenda 21, four different countries (Italy, Germany, Hungary and Spain) are currently involved in the creation of Sustainable Energy Forums for the production of bottom-up Sustainable Energy Programmes. The aim is to involve policymakers, public and private market actors, research organisations and citizens in the promotion of Renewable Energy Resources (RES) and the Rational Use of Energy (RUE) at local level.

The use of a common methodology allows benchmarking activities and the exchange of best practices among the partners in the different country contexts. The project partners will share their experience and project results in order to involve as many Public Administrations and stakeholders as possible. Expected and/or achieved results are:

  • A common methodology for the creation and facilitation of a Sustainable Energy Forum;
  • A common methodology for building up a participated Sustainable Energy Programme;
  • A common methodology for the definition of a monitoring system for the action;
  • A Sustainable Energy Forum completed in 7 partner areas;
  • Sustainable Energy Programmes ready for all 7 forums;
  • A collection of local projects (project catalogues) to implement the local programmes;
  • Involvement of more than 30 participants in each forum;
  • 30 actions implemented in each project area;
  • Dissemination tools produced and a constantly updated dissemination plan as well as a project pamphlet (available in all project languages);
  • Website (available in English and in all project languages), articles at local level and information dissemination through seminars, exhibitions and conferences at local level.

The Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, together with the Province of Genova, has organised an initial meeting to set up a national Working Group of Sustainable Energy Provinces. The event was endorsed by UPI (Union of the Italian Provinces, the national association that unites all the Italian provinces). The subject of the meeting was the authorisation procedure for plants producing electricity from Renewable Energy Sources. Fifteen Italian Provinces signed an agreement document to exchange good practices on the internal network .The working group will work on energy issues and will meet regularly in order to understand what a province can do.

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Environment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery
Type of activity: public-private partnerships
Keywords: Renewable energy, Local Agenda 21, energy forums, cooperation
Short English description: The aim is to involve policymakers, public and private market actors, research organisations and citizens in the promotion of Renewable Energy Resources (RES) and the Rational Use of Energy(RUE) at local level
Further information
Organisation: Provincia di Genova
Other applicants: Provincia di Genova, Provincia di Parma, Provincia di Modena, Associazione Coordinamento Agende 21 Italiane, Stadt of Neuburg an der Donau, Landkreis of Neuburg - Schrobenhausen, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, Diputaciς de Barcelona
Homepage: http://www.respublica-project.eu
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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