Energy Economy Week

Date: from 25 May to 29 May, 2020 Venue: Hotel Beli Kamik, Island of Krk, Croatia

The Green Deal calls for new means to build energy efficient and low carbon economies. Three projects funded under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Government jointly invite practitioners, protagonists and policy makers to share their experiences, to learn about new tools to implement climate plans and to build new partnerships.
ALLIES project implements the concept of Locally rooted Financing Entities for Energy Efficiency (LFEEE), i.e. cooperative institutions to foster and finance efficiency means in enterprises and municipalities. LFEEEs can be seen as a species of Citizen Energy Communities (CEC) as outlined in the latest EC directives. Partners from Hungary, Poland and Germany seek to inspire communities to follow their examples and offer capacity building workshops on how to do so.
IKRE project shall help Krk to become the first energy-autonomous island in the Mediterranean region. The project is part of an extensive sustainability strategy on the island. Krk shall become a role model for other islands and many transition countries demonstrating that carbon neutrality and tourism need not be mutually exclusive.
BEACON project tackles the challenge of energy poverty – a phenomenon that particularly affects municipalities in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the assessment of relevant statistical data and a field research in three Romanian counties the project singles out a set of weaknesses and provides public policy recommendations.

Participation for all parts of the conference week is free.
You can register for the entire conference week or select per day. The registration page is open from 15 January.
For any questions, please contact: Katinka Györki-Vincze, gyorki@kovet.hu.

25 May Monday

ALLIES Conference

  • Internal ALLIES project meeting
  • Meeting of ALLIES Advisory Board

26 May Tuesday

ALLIES Conference

  • Presentations of ALLIES project results
  • Sharing of experiences with Polish, Hungarian and German project partners
  • Discussion of ALLIES project results: White Book, Tools and Guidelines
  • Capacity building and networking on the ALLIES market place

27 May Thursday

Joint Conference Day

Discussions with representatives from EC, international organizations and representatives from transition countries

  • ALLIES and other EUKI projects in transition countries
  • Krk, a zero emission, sustainable island (including excursion and social dinner)

28 May  Thursday 

Transition Countries and INEM Conference

  • Energy Transition Reports per country
  • Parallel program: INEM New Energy Economies Conference with international experts
  • Keynotes and panel discussions: challenges of climate and energy transition; networks and alliances; proven strategies and new approaches

29 May Friday

Transition Countries and INEM Conference

  • Networking and capacity building for funded projects and joint actions in transition countries
  • INEM board meeting
  • Site visits to new energy, zero waste and other sustainability sites on the Island of Krk