Energy Transition Strategy / Decarbonisation Plan

Published on 30.06.2020

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European Structural and Investment Funds
 

cohesionfund

 

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The Cohesion Fund aims to reduce economic and social differences. It allocates a total of € 63.4 billion to activities in trans-European transport networks and environment.

Who can apply
Depending on the operational programme:
Local authorities and administrative bodies
Social, cultural and educational institutions
NGOs, Companies, SMEs and associations

 Contact your national liaison for more information


European Rural Development Fund

 

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The European Rural Development Fund aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. The focus of investments under this programme lies on innovation and research, the digital agenda, support for SMEs and the low carbon economy. Areas that are naturally disadvantaged from a geographical viewpoint (remote, mountainous or sparsely populated areas, including Outermost Areas) benefit from special treatment. 

Who can apply
Depending on the operational programme:
Local authorities and administrative bodies
Social, cultural and educational institutions
NGOs, Companies, SMEs and associations

 Contact your national liaison for more information


european social fund

 

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The European Social Fund supports EU stakeholders in improving education, developing new skills, creating new job opportunities, supporting bussinesses, promoting entrepreneutship and investing in better public services. ESF funding is available through the Member States and regions.

Who can apply
Local authorities and administrative bodies
Social, cultural and educational institutions
NGOs, Companies, SMEs and associations

 Choose your country here for more specific information



European Funding Programmes
 

Horizon 2020

 

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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme. It is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Who can apply
Any legal entities based in the EU and other participating countries
Usually, H2020 asks for the participation of at least 3 partners from 3 participated countries. Special conditions might apply to specific calls.

  Learn more about how to apply for Horizon 2020 funding


JPI Urban Europe

 

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JPI Urban Europe is created to address the global urban challenges of today with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research.

Who can apply
Local / regional authorities
Local energy agencies
Universities
Research institutes
Entrepreneurs
Citizen platforms

 More information on how to apply here


LIFE

 

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The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It helps companies bring their green products, technologies, services and  processes to the market These projects launch innovative solutions that offer clear environmental and /or climate benefits.

Who can apply
Public authorities (local, regional, national)
Private commercial organisations
Private non-commercial organisation, such as NGOs

 More information on how to apply here


INTERREG

 

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Interreg Europe offers opportunities for regional and local public authorities across Europe to share ideas and experience on public policy in practice, therefore improving strategies for their citizens and communities. Projects supported by interreg are R&I, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy and environment and resource efficiency.

Who can apply
Public authorities (local, regional and national)
Managing authorities/intermediate bodies in charge of the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programmes or European Territorial Cooperation
Agencies, research institutes, thematic and non-profit organisations engaging with their local policymakers
Suggested: between 5 and 10 partners from a minimum of 3 countries

 More information on the fund and how to apply here


 

Project Development Assistance
 

Alternative financing schemes
 

ELENA fund

 

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ELENA provides technical assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments targeting buildings and innovative urban transport. It provides support to three different sectors: energy efficiency, sustainable residential, urban transport and mobility.

Who can apply
Public and private project promoters such as local, regional or national authorities
Transport authorities and operators
Social housing operators
Other companies (e.g. estate managers, retail chains, energy service companies).

Investment threshold
Normally, the amount of the investment programme must be above EUR 30 million. The ELENA grant amount can cover up to 90% of the total eligible costs, and the Final Beneficiary must fund the remaining 10% of the eligible costs.

  More information on how to apply here
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Citizen cooperatives

 

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Energy cooperatives refer to a business model where citizens jointly own and participate in renewable energy or energy efficiency  projects. In energy cooperatives citizens are involved in both the decision making and financial & economical participation. 

Who can participate
Any person can be a member of the cooperative and participate in its financing schemes.

 More information about energy cooperatives here


Crowdfunding

 

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Crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture. Using crowdfunding creates you the opportunity to raise the money quickly and easily for projects supported by the like-minded supporters who are eager to help.

Who can participate
Any person or legal entity can be a part of creowdfunding camapign, either as a initator or a donor.

 More information about crowdfunding here