EEA Forum General Assembly
The General Assembly of the EEA Forum will took place in Bussels on 26th and 27th November 2012. The MEDEEA partners were invited to the Awarding Ceremony of the European Energy Award Gold Cities in Brussels on the 26 of November 2012. A workshop on the topic "eea in climatic warm regions" was held on the 27 of November. Dr. Roberta Casapietra, Project Coordinator, presented the adaptation of the management tool and highlighted the MEDEEA pilot project. Further information is available here.
MEDEEA Interregional meeting of municipalities
The 2nd interregional conference for the municipalities involved in the MEDEEA project will took place in Malta on the 7th – 8th November 2012. The aime of this conference was to facilitate mutual learning and sharing of information and experiences on eea®application, as well as on the various financing and other implementation support opportunities. Ten municipalities received the European Energy Award® during the award giving ceremony which took place on the 7th November. The awarded municipalities are: Isla and Pembroke from Malta, Dolceacqua, Mendatica and Neirone from Italy, Beltinci, Ljutomer and Markovci from Slovenia, Cieza and Puerto Lumbreras from Spain.
Latest MEDEEA Steering Committee meeting
Hosted by the Portughese partner AREAL – Regional Agency for Energy and Environment of Algarve, the 6th Steering Committee meeting of the MEDEEA consortium took place on the 13th September 2012 in Vilamoura, Algarve.
Algarve Local Information Seminar
On 31 July 2012, the Algarve Regional Energy and Environment Agency (AREAL) organised in Vila do Bispo an information seminar about the MEDEEA project. Please follow the hyperlinks for the presentation delivered and photos from the event.
Murcia Local Information Seminar
On Wednesday 6th June 2012, the Energy Management Agency of Murcia Region, Spain (ARGEM) has organised a workshop woth municipalities involved in the MEDEEA project and other stakeholders. another workshop was then organised on 10th July, this time with the President of the Region of Murcia and CR and municipalities in the Covenant of Mayors and in MEDEEA. please click here and here for for information (in Spanish only).
Cyprus Local Information Seminar
On Monday 9th July 2012, the Cyprus Energy Agency organised in the Ayios Athanasios Municipality an information seminar about the MEDEEA project. Please follow the hyperlinks to download the presentations delivered and photos of the event.
MEDEEA networking event within EUSEW 2012 in Brussels
In the framework of EUSEW 2012, the MEDEEA project partners have organized on 21 June at the FEDARENE Office in Brussels, a networking cocktail dedicated to promoting the project amongst key stakeholders at European level. The event also allowed the MEDEEA project partners to share and gather experiences on local energy planning and its specificities in Mediterranean regions. Particular focus is being placed on the dissemination and implementation of the European energy award (eea®) methodology that rewards municipalities' efforts in the energy field and its combination with the Covenant of Mayors
Malta Local Information Workshop
In the context of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2012, a MEDEEA local information workshop has been organised by MIEMA on the 15th June 2012. The event aimed to explain the process, and the progress made in Malta to date, in having towns and cities receive the European Energy Award – eea®. This is in fact a methodology which rewards cities and towns with a label for outstanding efforts in the governance of energy related fields (especially energy efficiency). The main target audience were the representatives of local councils committed to reaching or even going beyond the “20-20-20” EU energy policy targets, but also other energy market stakeholders, including consumers, that can contribute by driving their localities to such targets. For further information and the presentations delivered at the workshop, click here.
Presentation of MEDEEA Project at IEE National Info Day in Malta
The MEDEEA project was presented at the IEE National Info Day in Malta on Friday 2nd March, in Valletta. The event targeted representatives from the public sector, national authorities, private companies, NGOs, local councils, business associations and consultancies interested in the energy sector.
MEDEEA Conference for Municipalities
A MEDEEA Conference aimed at bringing together the participating municipalities from each partner country took place during 8-9 November 2011 in Heraklion, Crete. During this conference the municipalities also had the opportunity to meet with their Ligurian mentors.
eea® Calibration day
On 21 and 22 September 2011, ARE Liguria hosted in Genoa the International eea® Calibration day. eea ® technical experts from Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland worked on the revision, implementation and harmonization of the eea® toolkit, assess the success of the tool dissemination and discuss the results of eea® application in European municipalities. The 2011 version of the audit tool was tested and new goals will be set for the eea® adaptation to Mediterranean countries. More information on: www.european-energy-award.org