PUBLENEF Final Conference

10 oct 2018

A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public authorities through their energy efficiency strategies will be the main drivers for implementing the necessary measures and monitoring their impact towards this new target.

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The PUBLENEF H2020 project has been focusing precisely on mobilising public authorities at local, regional and national level and on connecting them. Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions from across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. 

In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event will explore the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society. EU level representatives will present the new policy framework for energy efficiency and latest financing opportunities, successful approaches will be discussed and effective tools shared. You’ll have the chance to exchange with fellow experts on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

9am - Registration
9.30am - From European Union targets to effective policies - The road so far and the challenges ahead

This session will be introduced by keynote speeches detailing the new European Energy Efficiency legal framework as well as the most recent support policies. Local and regional authorities will share their own experience from designing and implementing energy efficiency strategies. The policy recommendations arising from the PUBLENEF project will be shared with the participants and an interactive panel discussion will explore the challenges ahead and their solutions.

  • Vlasis Oikonomou, Joint Implementation Network, Coordinator of PUBLENEF
  • Radoš Horacek, European Commission, DG Energy, Energy Efficiency Unit
  • Miroslav Poche, European Parliament, Rapporteur on the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Vincent Berrutto, Executive Agency for Small and Medium sized Enterprises
  • Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Upper Austria
  • Marc Schlitz, City of Liège, Strategic Department

11:00 - Coffee Break
11.15 Panel - Stakeholder discussion on the key challenges ahead, opportunities and the support needed to achieve our energy efficiency targets

Moderator: Vlasis Oikonomou, Joint Implementation Network, Coordinator of PUBLENEF

  • Paula Gallagher, Tipperary Energy Agency
  • Sander Happaerts, European Commission, DG REGIO, Smart and Sustainable Growth
  • Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities
  • Francisco Puente, ESCAN

12:15 - Networking Lunch

Come visit the stands of the PUBLENEF partners showcasing their energy efficiency policy roadmaps and key achievements.

13:30 - Energy efficiency projects and programmes from the local aand regional perspective

During this session PUBLENEF will present its main findings and practical results from the energy efficiency policy roadmaps. Project developers from across Europe will share and exchange on their experience in stimulating investments in their territories. Financing schemes, replication of successful policies and citizen involvement will be the operative words.

Key results and lessons learned from the PUBLENEF project
Vlasis Oikonomou, Joint Implementation Network, Coordinator of PUBLENEF

Panel 1 – Cities and Regions investing in their energy efficiency action plans

  • Pietro Falconi, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development-ENEA
  • Mia Dragovic, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy
  • Reinhard Six, European Investment Bank

Panel 2 – Creating the right ecosystem to roll-out energy efficiency schemes

  • Daan Creupelandt, European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives- REScoop
  • Marie-Laure Falque-Masset, Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de la région Îlede-France, Département énergie et climat ARENE
  • Piotr Gutowski, Polish National Energy Conservation Agency-KAPE
  • Annick Schwaiger, Bruxelles Environnement

Panels Moderator: Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency

4pm - Conclusions
Vlasis Oikonomou, Joint Implementation Network, Coordinator of PUBLENEF

Evening - Ceremony of the Roger Léron Award 2018
We invite you to register and attend the Roger Léron Award Ceremony organised by FEDARENE. More information on

 Palace of the Academies, 1 Rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels     10/10 - 10/10/2018
Moderated by : Alexia ROBIN

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