Sixth meeting of the EMA Network
Nov 20 @ 09:00 – Nov 21 @ 18:30

The Energy and Managing Authorities (EMA) Network brings together representatives of national energy authorities with representatives of Cohesion Policy Managing Authorities dealing with energy. It aims to help EU countries make the best possible use of Cohesion Policy funding to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart energy infrastructure, as well as energy-related research and innovation.

Cohesion Policy funding amounts to almost €30 billion for the 2014 – 2020 period – more than double the amount spent during the 2007-2013 period – thus making an important contribution to the Energy Union.

Meeting twice a year, the network acts as an informal platform to exchange information, share good practices, experiences and latest developments. Working groups will also be convened to work on specific issues, where needed and relevant.

The meeting will address the latest developments in EU policies and Cohesion Policy in the energy field, including the State of the Energy Union reporting, and present new initiatives from the European Commission such as Clean Energy for EU Islands, Smart Finance for Smart Buildings, and policies to help coal mining regions in transition.

The synergies between the use of European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and initiatives announced in the recent Communication on Strengthening Innovation in Europe’s Regions and regional cooperation in the context of high level groups such as CESEC (Central and South-Eastern European Gas Connectivity) will also be discussed.

Draft agenda

Webinar – Financing Home Renovation in Europe
Nov 21 all-day

The Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.

This webinar, organised in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss financing home renovation and its challenges in Europe. The discussion will open with an introduction by Timothée Noel (European Commission – DG Energy) and hear in depth presentations from Francoise Refabert (Vesta Conseil & Finance), Marco van Dalfsen (KAW architecten) and Christophe Milin (European Commission – EASME).

The webinar (11:00-12:30 CET) will be of particular interest to banks, investors, building owners, asset managers and local authorities.

This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.

Register here before the 17 November 2017

IV Smart Grids Congress in Madrid
Nov 23 @ 08:00 – 20:00

The Smart Grids Congress is the main professional forum for the Smart Grids sector in Spain. It is a multidisciplinary event that includes all the actors and different sectors that constitute it. This is the perfect venue to exhibit and debate on the current and future development of the Smart Grids sector, integrating the different aspects that affect it such as: technological, strategic, economic, projects, regulatory, administrative, legal, etc.

Conference’s agenda here.


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