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Project News Sort results by Newest first Oldest first Benefits and Policy changes 21/07/2020 Five regions have introduced long-lasting policy changes Type: Project Enhanced management of Andalusian Protected Areas 20/07/2020 Policy change carried out by Andalusian Regional Goverment consisting in the... Type: Project Cooperation beyond IMPACT project in Lithuania 17/07/2020 Based on IMPACT project experience, EUCC Baltic Office, Lituania, estabilshed... Type: Project Education to conserve Romanian Protected Areas 16/07/2020 The interregional cooperation allowed to develop new educational programmes that... Type: Project New regional program thanks to IMPACT 15/07/2020 Une Million Trees to be planted in Hauts de France Type: Project Webinar on eco-tourism in riverside territories 16/10/2019 On 24 October 2019 between 14:00 and 15:30 (CET) Type: Project Study visit to Sonian Forest 09/10/2019 The Sonian Forest is located at the doors of Brussels. Type: Project Making an IMPACT 08/10/2019 Workshop at the EU Week of Regions & Cities Type: Project Last Steering Meeting 07/10/2019 IMPACT project finishes in March 2020 Type: Project IMPACT Closing Event 16/07/2019 IMPACT closing event, part of the European Week of Regions & Cities Type: Project INCDT Romania is implementing its action plan 27/05/2019 Action 3 "Awareness-raising among high school students, with respect to... Type: Project Europe, Let's cooperate! 10/04/2019 IMPACT project was present at the event Type: Project 123...789 Next Sign up for the IMPACT newsletter Subscribe now IMPACT Leaflet Download IMPACT flyer Download Periurban Parks, their role in EU Policies download (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); IMPACT Tweets by IMPACT
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Read more E-workshop: Championing sustainable energy in SMEs Join us for an interactive e-workshop to learn about public policies to help SMEs save energy and produce renewable energy on 24 June from 14:00 to 17:00 PM Register now Webinar: collaborative and open innovation Join the Policy Learning Platform to discover how to create competitive advantages through collaborative and open innovation on 10 June from 10:00 to 11:30 CET. Register now Connect with peersThe Policy Learning Platform community is for peer learning, sharing and exchanging experiences. Join now, discover the EU-wide community and learn from other policymakers in your field. Here you will also find upcoming online and in-person events and activities. Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency Search Latest members Filter community by thematic interest or use search to further narrow the results. See all Nicole Basaraba other Interested in: Networking with peers, Participating in peer reviews, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities Anna Sapundzhieva other Tanja Kähkönen Regional Council of North Karelia Interested in: Leading a project, Joining a project, Sharing a project idea, Networking with peers, Participating in peer reviews, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities fadia khraisat other Katerina Mavroeidi other Emanuela De Marco other Caragh Curran other Interested in: Leading a project, Joining a project, Sharing a project idea, Networking with peers, Participating in peer reviews, Exchanging good practices, Following online learning activities Sari Uitto other Ben Ngo EURAXESS Worldwide Interested in: Leading a project, Joining a project, Networking with peers, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities valentina diana other Upcoming community events Events for the Policy Learning Platform community See all events Jun 15 2021 SAPHIRe online interactive workshop Join the SAPHIRe online interactive workshop: 'From bench to bedside: Regional practices and strategies for innovation in personalised medicine' on 15 June 2021 Type: Platform Jun 17 2021 The value of cooperation for EU outermost regions This event is designed for the benefit of the EU outermost regions. It will present opportunities for interregional cooperation and facilitate networking. Type: Platform Jun 22 2021 Matchmaking: Designing a Pay-As-You-Throw system for the... On 22 June we are hosting an online matchmaking for the benefit of the Municipality of Burgas, in Bulgaria and with peers from Belgium and Spain. Type: Platform Jun 24 2021 E-workshop: Championing sustainable energy in SMEs Join us for an interactive e-workshop to learn about public policies to help SMEs save energy and produce renewable energy on 24 June from 14:00 to 17:00 PM Type: Platform Jun 29-30 2021 Tartu, Estonia Peer review: startup creation and investment attraction On 29 and 30 June the Policy Learning Platform is organising an in-person peer review for the city of Tartu on green deal accelerator and impact investment fund Type: Platform Jun 29-30 2021 Peer review: manufacturing industries and the health sector On 29-30 June the Policy Learning Platform will virtually visit the city of Szombathely and discuss their strategy for the county economic diversification. Type: Platform Jul 01-02 2021 Peer review: landfill rehabilitation On 1 and 2 July the Policy Learning Platform is organising an online peer review on landfill rehabilitation for the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald. Type: Platform Jul 06-07 2021 Peer review: digital transformation strategy On 6 and 7 July we are organising an online peer review for Zagorje Development Agency and Krapina-zagorje county, Croatia on digital transformation strategy. Type: Platform Jul 13 2021 Online discussion: Innovation vouchers On 13 July, the Policy Learning Platform is organising an online discussion on the topic of innovation vouchers. Type: Platform Past events Discover the past events of the Policy Learning Platform Policy Learning Platform past events The Policy Learning Platform organises workshops all over Europe. Here you can discover past events and access presentations, follow-up reports as well as recommendations and photos.Keep your eye on the calendar for upcoming events and make sure to reserve your spot!  Access past events What the community thinks 'It's been a great experience. There are many ideas, contacts and tips (sometimes small details make the difference) to share with my colleges and our stakeholders that will be useful to improve sustainable mobility in our region.'  This was mentioned by María Isabel Fiestas Carpena from Agencia de Obra Pública de la Junta de Andalucía who participated in the workshop on urban mobility.     Go to event
Project summary Until 1990s EU energy consumption was led by industry (35%), but relocation of industries, and integration of efficient technologies achieved to reduce it to 25% until 2010, when it stabilized. Energy consumption in industry is based nearly totally in fossil fuels (Odysee report November 2016), with 35% gas, 32% electricity, 30% coal and oil, which make the sector vulnerable to externalities, specially because EU imports more than 90% of oil, and 66% of gas. EC report of February 2017 “Monitoring progress towards the EU” remarks that energy intensity industry decreased 15% at EU level from 2000 to 2010, but started to grow with speed after 2013. Countries should reduce energy intensity to have independent and cost-effective industry. However, countries show significant differences in their tendencies, with countries with energy intensity close to 85% and growing, others with 40% and decreasing, and some with less than 10%. EC report “Energy use in the EU industry” request harmonization and proper mechanism to boost RES in industry. OBJECTIVES RESINDUSTRY aims to increase the energy independency of the EU industry sector, by decreasing its energy intensity through a higher integration of RES. The long-term objective is to increase the industry competitiveness by decreasing its energy bill, rising their energy independency, thus uncoupling their energy costs from geopolitical externalities. To achieve these long-term strategic objectives, the short-term objectives are to booster RES investment in industry by improving OPs with new policies for RES promotion. OUTPUTS7 Action Plans influencing 8,1 M€ of SF and 2,5 M€ non SF 90 participants with increased capacity 83 policy learning events 10 Best Practices 7 Regional Assessments, including the Strategic Analysis of RES Technologies for regional industry and KPIs reports €1,623,554.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Operational Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness (OPPIK) for the 2014-2020 (Czech Republic) Investment Priority 4b; SO 3.2 MAIN FEATURES The PI addresses OP Priority Axis 3 “Efficient energy management, development of energy infrastructure and renewable energy sources ". Investment Priority 4b, Promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in businesses, with an allocation of € 418M€. Supported activities include installation of a RES for the enterprise's own consumption (using biomass, solar systems, heat pumps and photovoltaic systems). The beneficiary is a business entity, a SME or large enterprise, including agricultural entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in the food industry and retail. REASONS WHY IT WOULD BE IMPROVED Actions described in the OE 3.2 includes the integration of EE and RES technologies in companies. However, until now the major investment has been for EE in SME-buildings, with low industry representation, and low RES integration. The EE has been largely achieved, but in order to increase energy independency of the industries, the companies require now to cover energy consumption with technologies which are independent from the market prices variation. As decrease of energy consumption has been largely achieved, by increasing production of energy from RES will mean a direct increase of independency and competitiveness of industrial production. OP needs to be improved by increasing the share of renewable supports and by identifying appropriate KPIs to allow MA to choose between RES technologies depending on the final macro-economic impact in the industries. Which partners are working on this? Czech Technical University in Prague, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings Sustainable growth and jobs 2014 – 2020, Finland's Structural Fund programme MAIN FEATURES • Thematic objective 04 - Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors • Investment priority 4f - Promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies • Specific objective 3.2 - Developing renewable energy and energy-efficient (EE) solutions SO 3.2 is aligned with regional strategies by supporting low-carbon solutions to reach the national RES- (38%) and EE- (310TWh) and CO2 reduction (-16%; outside emission trade) directive targets for 2020. PäijätHäme the investments in RTD remain under 1% of GDP and requires of more RES project investment to foster the RTD. Finland, and PäijätHäme included, can offer contradictive data in reference to RES and industry penetration, being the 2nd European country with larger energy intensity in industry (more than 42%) while RES is specially present in specific industries, such as paper where Finland hold the 3rd EU position with 32% of biomass coverage. REASON FOR IMPROVEMENT Even if the Specific objective 3.2 focuses on the promotion of REs in all sectors, the investment in industry and business is low and has to be increased taking as reference the good samples of paper industry. Public and private efforts have to be doubled in order to decrease energy intensity and reach the national RES targets. Biomass technology has to be boosted ahead, but other technologies will have to be analysed based on the EU samples coming from other regions. Which partners are working on this? LAB University of Applied Sciences (until 31/12/2019 LAMK Lahti University of Applied Sciences Ltd) ROP FEDER 2014-2020 Extremadura. Investment Priority PI 4.2 MAIN FEATURES Investment priorities PI.4.2. includes 1 OE related to the project: OE.4.2.2. “Promotion of renewable energies in companies”. ERDF allocated in OP4 OE4.2.3 is 7,5 M€ OE 4.2.2 aims to increase the participation or RES in thermal uses, specially biomass and solar, in companies. These PIs presents several axes of intervention included in the OP in relation to RESINDUSTRY: - Promotion of biomass sector for heating of housing, and companies - Promotion of other RES integrated in companies (solar thermal, PV, hybrid, geothermal) REASONS WHY IT WOULD BE IMPROVED Actions described in the OE 4.1.2 focus on the integration of EE and RES technologies in companies. However, until now the major investment has been for SME-building related sector, with low industry representation. From 2014 to 2017 grants calls were launched for energy audits, and EE investment, while in 2017 DG Energy launched a call for RES application in companies, which included industry. However, the applications received were unbalanced, with some technologies not been requested. The definition of calls has to be reviewed, analyzing the required support per technology and calculating the effectiveness of each support. This full analyse of technologies, versus required public support and achieved impact, will provide Key Performance Indicators for next calls definition. On the other hand, this KPIs will be able to create a monitoring of the achieved impact thanks to the grants launched. Which partners are working on this? Extremadura Energy Agency - AGENEX Operational Programme for Cohesion Policy Funds 2014-2020. TO 4. Supporting the shift towards low-carbon economy in all sectors MAIN FEATURES OP Thematic Objective “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, Priority axis 4. Specific objective 2.4.4.2. “Innovative solutions increase resource productivity of enterprises. Priority axis 4 describes how State’s competitiveness depends even more on the resource and energy efficiency of economy in key economic sectors, such as industry. The products of Estonian economy remain resource-intensive, and their energy and carbon intensity is one of the highest in the EU. The measures taken by enterprises have been insufficient. Economic growth is still accompanied by increasing use of energy resources. REASONS WHY IT WHOULD BE IMPROVED Both ‘Europe 2020’ and ‘Estonia 2020’ seeks to ensure sustainable and low-carbon economic growth, so it is necessary to decouple growth from increasing resources use. To maintain and further develop a competitive industrial base, the industrial sector should be made more energy- and resource-efficient, reducing the use of fossil energy should be promoted. RES applied to business and industry has proven to be effective in increasing the competitiveness of enterprises, stimulating eco-innovation and contributing to economic growth in the long-term. Introducing, and reinforcing, new RES technologies will create better market conditions for industry. The objective of enhancing competitiveness will be pursued through reduction primary energy, making the industry more long-term sustainable and independent. Which partners are working on this? Tartu Regional Energy Agency - TREA Regional Operational Programme (ROP) RPOWŚ 2014-2020. PA 3. Effective and green energy: assumes the implementation of investments MAIN FEATURES Within axis 3, PI 4.b promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in enterprises. Priority 4.b plan to improve EE and RES in industry. Actions undertaken under the priority are to support the sector of micro, small and medium enterprises, in order to optimize the use of resources through the use of technologies and solutions aimed at rational consumption of electricity, heat and water energy. REASONS WHY IT WOULD BE IMPROVED The most important goal of the planned investments under Priority 4b is to improve the energy efficiency of enterprises, build an environmentally friendly economy, and at the same time competitive and innovative. Nevertheless, the programme still needs improving, it has to have a right contribution to real economy growth. Wider group of local stakeholders, would have a positive impact and help to develop right strategy to optimize the funds allocated for RES in industry. Actions under Priority 4b ROP for Świętokrzyskie focus on the integration of EE and RES technologies in companies and has been directed to the SME related sector, while industry sector, has not been broadly granted with specific focus on RES. The lack of concrete measures and direct policies in the field of energy selfconsumption in industry, makes the review necessary. Which partners are working on this? Marshal Office of Świętokrzyskie Region Vorarlberger Regional OP ERDF 2014-2020. P1-Strengthening regional competitiveness through research, technological development and innovation > M02-Inter-company R&D&I projects, collaborative projects and transfer competencies MAIN FEATURES The focus of policy instrument is on using targeted innovation to enhance the attractiveness of Austrian economic, research and tourism locations. It aims to strengthen regional competitiveness through research, technological development and innovation of SMEs, maintaining high living standard of the inhabitants, quality of the environment and regional accessibility of Vorarlberg and the region. The instrument supports reduction of CO2 emissions in all areas of the economy and provides increased support for renewable energy and increasing the energy efficiency. Important contribution of the program refers to the Implementation of the Science and Research Strategy Vorarlberg 2020+, the Vorarlberg, the Energy Autonomy Goal 2050 as well as the Tourism Strategy 2020. OP Objective 1, “Strengthening the regional Competitiveness through Research, technological development and innovation”, includes 4 Specific Objectives: 1-1 - Research and technological infrastructure 1-2 - Inter-company R&D&I-Projects, collaborative projects and transfer competencies 1-3 - Operational R&D and innovation projects and technology transfer projects. 1-4 - Innovation-oriented operating investments. The amount of investment ERDF placed is 23M€. Thematic areas of funding R&D&I projects includes the following priority areas: • Energy efficiency • Efficient production and control processes • Renewable energy Which partners are working on this? Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences A vision for an Eco-Island Through this policy instrument, Government aims to transform Gozo into an eco-island by 2020. Among the initiatives it shall support are investments designated to wean the island’s dependency on fossil fuels. This shall be achieved through a combination of public leadership, where all public buildings are installed with renewable energy facilities and launching of incentives to encourage private uptake of such technologies. The strategy also encourages the undertaking of studies to assess Gozo’s potential to act as a test-bed for new renewable energy technologies. Reasons why it should be improved Integration of EE Actions and RES technologies in the private sector is not strongly emphasized, leaving the onus on the public sector. Support for integrating RES in industrial production is only minimal. Currently grants calls are available for energy audits, and energy efficiency investment, while the RES in industry processes is relegated to a minor role. EE measures to decrease energy dependency are necessary, however they need to be complemented with new grants for RES integration in industrial production. A high RES integration in the industry will really achieve a long term independency and the stability of production prices for industry. OP needs to be improved by increasing the share of renewable supports, and by identifying proper KPIS which allow the Regional Government to select RES funding technology Which partners are working on this? Ministry for Gozo The RESINDUSTRY Board Know the latest achievements of our project and interesting initiatives related to RES in industry Subscribe (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); RESINDUSTRY Tweets by RESINDUSTRY Latest News See all project news 03/06/2021 CTU UCEEB hosted the first Policy Breakfast The first Czech Policy Breakfast took place at CTU UCEEB facilities in Buštěhrad. Type: Project 31/05/2021 Lahti welcomes the EU Green Week This Finnish city has hosted the High-Level Opening Event of this virtual edition. Type: Project 05/05/2021 Low Carbon Economy in the spotlight Low carbon economy and energy issues are the joint objectives of two Interreg Europe projects, RESINDUSTRY and SME POWER. Type: Project 24/03/2021 RESINDUSTRY at LAB International Week 2021 The project will be presented in today's session: SUSTAINABILITY, the transition towards a carbon neutral circular economy. Type: Project 03/03/2021 LAB launches a video of the Climate Action Roadmap With the support of RESINDUSTRY project. Type: Project 02/03/2021 Internal Institutional Meeting - online event (AT) Internal institutional meeting at the FH Vorarlberg on 26.01.2021 for framing in RES policies: RES technologies and industry potentials. Type: Project 01/03/2021 Groundwater heating in Päijät-Häme The area of Päijät-Häme is one of the best places in Finland for a novel type of heating system directly utilizing groundwater as a heat source for heat pumps. Type: Project 01/03/2021 Local Stakeholder Seminar - online event Local Stakeholder Seminar at the FH Vorarlberg. Type: Project 28/02/2021 2nd LSM in Świętokrzyskie the Office of the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship hosted Local Stakeholders Seminar 2 (LSS2) on 28th February 2021 Type: Project 24/02/2021 RES opportunities for agribusiness in Extremadura AGENEX organized a Local Stakeholders meeting online to discuss energy solutions for agriculture and industry. Type: Project
21/04/2021 - 22/05/2021
The online Study Visit to the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region took place on April 21 and 22, 2021.
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20/06/2019
The 5th stakeholder meeting,organized by the Basque Country Partner, was held last 20th June in Bilbao. Also the RIS3 CCIs Pilot Group of Euskadi participated i...
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20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021
Project meeting 5A with interregional learning, a virtual Site Visit and a Seminars Session
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19/11/2019
On 19 November a Symposium on remediation techniques and policy will be held at the Congress and Concert Center Sibelius Hall, in Lahti, Finland.
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18/12/2020
Implementation of the Regional Action Plan in the Lodzkie Region - GPP4Growth
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23/06/2017
Discover one of PASSAGE best practices supporting to start-ups acting for mitigation of climate change: Peloton club (Finland).
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31/03/2021
Talking about Positive Energy Districts and energy communities, the Italian cities of Milan and Parma recently presented their plans and projects.
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