On the 21st of June 2018, the 4th regional stakeholder group meeting of BIO4ECO project took place in Sfantu Gheoghe, Romania. Organized in the framework of EUSEW 2018 - EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018, the meeting gathered more than 40 representatives of public authorities, clusters, NGOs, and universities from Centru Region, Romania.

The meeting was structured into 2 sessions: the first session focused on energy efficiency policy instruments and regional funding opportunities.  

During this session, an overview of the learnings and good practices showcased within the international study visits organized by the project partners was given. Projects and good practices that support the implementation of the energy efficiency policies at regional and national level were also presented.

The second session included a training activity dedicated to public authorities – a theoretical & practical course about the nZEB concept. This session provided practical trainings, demonstrations and information regarding the implementation of nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEB) and the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in Centru region. 

The lessons learned during the training activities and the good practices presented within this event will contribute to a better implementation of the projects funded through ROP P.I 3.1 (the policy instrument tackled by Centru Region, Romania) and to a better understanding of the existing mechanisms for implementing energy efficiency measures at organisational, local and regional levels.