Project Partner meeting
The meeting was opened by the projects Lead Partner (LP) at 9:53 (UTC +2). The representative of the LP Tea Potocnik introduced the agenda of the meeting for the participants.
Good practice guide, case study and policy briefing discussion
All the activities from Semesters 1-3 have to be completed 31st March 2018.
Semester 4 activities have to be completed before 31st March 2018:
• Action plan
• Good practice guide
• Market need report
• Policy brief
• Press release
• Leaflet translated and printed
• Each project partner must have a policy briefing and an article referring to the ZEROCO2 project
• The upcoming newsletter can’t replace the article
• The policy briefing and the article can be done in various ways that suit each partner best
The LP introduced that each staff member of the project partner organisation that have been actively involved in the project ZEROCO2 have to complete the short IR-E Survey before the end of the 4th semester. The survey can be translated if necessary.
The survey has to be completed also by stakeholders that have directly been working for the project. Stakeholders that have had a small input to the project don’t have to complete the survey.
Conference in Ptuj, Slovenia
Decisions regarding the conference:
It was noted that the case studies will be presented by the representative of the University of Malta (Charles Yousif). This presentation should be on the building transformation cases, for example from Malta and Finland.
It was decided that Lea Hämäläinen will present the action plans at the conference.
Candice Le Tourneur volunteered to present the good practices in the conference. Le Tourneur will choose different types of good practices that she will suggest as examples for the seminar. Partners can then vote on these selections.
Other discussion concerning the conference:
• It was introduced that there could be a panel discussion in the conference. In the panel discussion the audience could ask open questions from the panel. Panel to be named. The idea of panel discussion got support but no official decision were made regarding to the presentation form.
• Nick will make a presentation of market needs of specific countries but also market needs for the whole Europe
• The presentation language in the conference will be English.
• It was noted that the registrations to the conference in Slovenia should be done at least 2 weeks before the conference.
Important! The lead partner noted - each project partner will bring a policy maker speaker to the conference.
The next steps of the project were introduced by the lead partner.
• The next partner meeting will be held in Lithuania (foreseen in March 2019).
• The final seminar will be held in Marseille (foreseen in September 2019)
• The final project meeting has been planned to be held in Slovenia, however the LP is negotiating with Interreg Europe so the final project partner meeting could be held in Marseille making the event 3 days long.
Lead Partner stated that the progress report was successfully approved.
The parallel round table for stakeholder was moderated by Chris Ashe from EIfI.
Chris Ashe provides a short background information about the ZEROCO2 project.
The »eternal« question is being raised – What is ZEROCO2?
Do Stakeholders know if there is a regulation regarding the CO2 emissions that has to be followed in their country or region? What is the opinion of the stakeholders about where zero emissions will be in 5 or 10 years and what is their point of view about zero emission buildings?
• ZEROCO2 will be easier to reach for new buildings as for old buildings
• ZEROCO2 is an “ideal target” and the question is in what extend it is possible to reach
Action plans. What is the opinion of stakeholders regarding the Action plans prepared and presented by each project partner?
• Reaching targets is not always the question of innovation or technics. Example: French offshore wind power production. They have lower the price of electricity for 60 % just due to improving the logistics and asset management.
• None of the presented action plan had long term actions. We need also long term plans for the period 20 – 30 years.
• We need precisely explore the founding possibilities. The EU has over 120 funding programmes that are financing energy efficiency.
What advice they (stakeholders) can give to the ZEROCO2 partnership for the implementation phase for the next 2 years.
• Practical advice: consider first to lower the use of energy.
• Do the homework right – there is always a “competition “ with other policy proposers, and the action plans have to be excellent prepared.
• Demonstration projects – to show the policy maker the practical advantages of ZEROCO2