09:00 - 09:15

Registration and welcome coffee

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome and introduction to Financial Instruments

Katharina Krell, Thematic Expert - Low-carbon economy, Policy Learning Platform

09:20 - 09:30

The EU framework for Financial Instruments

Adam Abdulwahab European Commission DG Regional and Urban Policy

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote: Understanding Financial Instruments and how to establish them

Françoise Réfabert Energies Demain

10:00 - 10:15

Interreg Europe Success Case: Obtaining structural funds for the development of a new financial instrument

Ana Martinez Agenex Extremadura Energy Agency

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:40

No own money: Third party financing & contracting out the works

  • Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Facility – Nicholas Stancioff, Building and Energy Conservation Bureau
  • Picardie Pass Rénovation – Elodie Denizart, Hauts-de-France
  • Using the EPC method for energy savings in public buildings – Jiří Peterka, Operator ICT, City of Prague

Nicholas Stancioff Building and Energy Conservation Bureau

Elodie Denizart Région Hauts-de-France

Jiří Peterka, Operator ICT, City of Prague

11:40 - 12:20

Some own money: soft loan and guarantee funds

  • Financial Instrument for Urban Rehabilitation and Revitalization (IFRRU 2020) – Alexandra Lopes, Management Body IFFRU 2020
  • Brussels Green Loan Scheme – Nathanaël Hance, Bruxelles Environnement

Alexandra Lopes Management Body IFFRU 2020

Nathanaël Hance Bruxelles Environnement

12:20 - 13:00

Lots of own money: own revolving fund

  • Kalmar ESCO – Tommy Lindström, Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden
  • KredEx Revolving Fund – Annelii Ausmees, KredEx Foundation

Tommy Lindström Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden

Annelii Ausmees KredEx Foundation

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions – Roundtable Discussions

Parallel sessions will give participants the chance to have discussions with the good practice owners, who will host their respective table.

Participants can seek advice and will be asked to prepare some questions in advance.

The rapporteur of each table will report back to the full session. 

Rapporteurs of the tables:

  • No own money - Thorsten Kohlisch, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
  • Some own money - Katharina Krell, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
  • Lots of own money - Astrid Severin, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

No own money

No own money

Some own money

Some own money

Lots of own money

Lots of own money

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:20

Horizon 2020 funding and experience from projects at EASME

Anette Jahn, Head of Sector, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

16:20 - 16:40

European Investment Bank and ELENA support

Robert Pernetta European Investment Bank (EIB)

16:40 - 16:55

Other resources for entities interested in setting up FIs

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute during this session.

Simon Hunkin, Thematic Expert - Low-carbon economy, Policy Learning Platform

16:55 - 17:15

Wrap-up and next steps

Katharina Krell, Thematic Expert - Low-carbon economy, Policy Learning Platform

Thorsten Kohlisch, Project Manager, Policy Learning Platform

Astrid Severin Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

17:15 - 18:15

End of Workshop & Networking Cocktail

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