DAY 1 - 10 JANUARY 2017 

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome opening and keynote speech

  EU representatives;

Lithuanian representatives; Gvidas Dargužas, VIPA CEO

  Leading partner representative:

SESSION 1 – New strategies to allocate EU funding to energy renovation of buildings

09:30 – 10:00 ESIF support for sustainable energy efficiency financing at European Level. Mr. Tsvyatko Velikov from DG Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.

10:00 – 10:30 European Funds for strategic investment in Lithuania, presentation of feasibility study. Representative office of the European Commission in Lithuania.

10:30 – 11:00 Financial instruments in Lithuania: lessons learned. Rūta Dapkutė-Stankevičienė, Deputy Director of the EU Investment Department, Lithuanian Ministry of Finance

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:50 Good practices in innovative financing projects for energy efficiency. Round table.

• ZagEE project: Reconstructed public buildings in Zagreb. Hrvoje Maras, North-West Croatia Energy Agency (REGEA).

• Renovation of Multi-Apartment Buildings in Lithuania. Inesis Kiškis, Director of European Union Assistance management department. Lithuanian Ministry of Environment.

• Programme for Sustainable Construction in Andalusia. Joaquín Villar, Head of Internationalisation and Prospective Dept. Andalusian Energy Agency.

• Eco Fund, Slovenian Environmental Public Fund. Hinko Solink, Ekoslad (tbc).

12:50 – 13:15 Q&A and discussion

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch & networking

SESSION 2 - Challenging of the Managing Authorities in financing energy renovation of buildings

14:30 – 15:00 State of play of Energy Efficiency in the Operational Programmes. JRC/ DG Regio.

15:00 – 15:30 Supporting instruments for managing authorities at national and regional level in the implementation of the Operational Programmes and Smart Specialisation Strategies.

 The Energy and Managing Authorities Network, by EMA representative (tbc)

 Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy. Inmaculada Periáñez, JRC, European Commission

 REBECA: the Spanish Network on Low Carbon Economy. Francisco Tovar, Spanish Ministry of Finance

15:30 – 17:00 Challenging in the implementation of programs with ESI Funds. Round table with the managing authorities of the BUILD2LC partners (Policy Board)

Moderated by Joint Research Centre / DG Regio

• Rzeszów (Poland) – Grzegorz Topolewicz. Marshal's Office of Podkarpackie Region.

• Gorenjska (Slovenia) – Tilen Smolnikar, Energy Directorate, Ministry of Infrastructures of Slovenia.

• VIPA (Lithuania) – Rūta Dapkutė-Stankevičienė, Deputy Director of the EU Investment Department, Lithuanian Ministry of Finance.

• Croatia - PB representative.

• Andalusia (Spain) - PB representative.

• Jämtland Härjedalen (Sweden) - Dr. Erik-Widar Andersson Senior Advisor, Financial issues within regional development, Region Jämtland Härjedalen.

• Gloucester (UK) - Barry Wyatt, Strategic Head of Development Services, Stroud District Council.

17:00 – 17:30 Conclusions and end of the first day meeting 

DAY 2 - 11 JANUARY 2017 

9:00 – 9:15 Registration & Welcome Coffee

SESSION 3 – Innovative financing tackling by end-users in energy efficiency projects

9:15 – 9:45 Public awareness in the field of multi-apartment building renovation process in Lithuania: technical assistance, promotion, construction works. Valius Serbenta, director of the Housing Energy Saving Egency (HESA).

9:45 – 11:00 Good practices in enhancing citizens in the use of innovative financing instruments. Round table.

• Warm & Well – Energy Efficiency Advice and Installation Scheme, Barry Wyatt Strategic Head of Development Services at Stroud District Council. Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

• Grant for municipal energy and climate advisors, by Anneli Kamb and Moa Breivik. Municipal energy and climate advisors, Jämtland-Härjedalen Region, Sweden.

• Rehabilitation of building and removal of asbestos, by Piotr Pawelec – President and freelance consultant & trainer at the Institute of Good Eco-solutions "Alternative".

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

SESSION 4 – Other Interregional experiences to boost innovative financing in energy efficiency projects

11:30 – 12:00 Boosting innovative financing in public buildings in energy efficiency projects, Mindaugas Stonkus, Adviser of Heating and Energy Efficiency Division, Lithuanian Ministry of Energy.

12:00 – 13:20 Others interregional experiences to boost innovative financing in energy efficiency projects. Round table.

• Financial Instruments for Energy Renovation Policies (FINERPOL). FINERPOL project representative.

• Leveraging private investment in R&I through a smart funding mix. Ignacio Contreras, The Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts.

• European Partnership of regions to promote investment on energy efficiency in buildings. Joaquín Villar, Head of Internationalisation and Prospective Dept. Andalusian Energy Agency.

13:20 – 13:30 Q&A and discussion.

13:30 End of meeting