The 2018 General Assembly in Tipperary, organized by the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, FEDARENE, in partnership the with Tipperary Energy Agency, TIPPENERGY, also included a Project Networking session. The different members of FEDARENE presented various energy projects they are jointly working on. Projects were mostly related to mobility, buildings, energy efficiency, energy poverty, innovative financing and climate. It was cnfirmed that these projectsd are the most concrete forms of cooperation between members.
The key point of the workshop was to highlight the inherent knowledge of each project to acquire self- awareness by sharing practices between each other. The participants emphasized the communication potential of FEDARENE and possibilities for promoting ideas and results of different projects and on raising awareness of the need for common work to move forward in the energy transition.
During the networking session, the BUILD2LC project and its activities on preparing national action plans for tackling energy poverty and for new financial instruments were presented to all participants. Afterwards, an informal discussion took place with numerous questions and the identification of possibilities for further cooperation.
The networking session was a good opportunity to start building the common basis for identification of the transversal themes and bringing together projects from different topics and conditions. The main conclusions from the event underlined the potential offered by associations such as FEDARENE and the importance of common engagement on improving collaboration between energy agencies by exchanging best practices and experiences from different projects.
We thank the President of FEDARENE and Director of our partner REGEA, the North West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Mr Julije Domac, for the opportunity to disseminate our project!