What is EUCF?
The EUCF is a European initiative to support municipalities/local authorities, their groupings, as well as local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities across Europe to develop investment concepts to accelerate investments in sustainable energy. In form of a EUR 60,000 grant, the EUCF finances services and activities to support the development of investment concepts, such as (technical) feasibility studies, market analyses, stakeholder analyses, legal, economic and financial analyses, risk analyses and further supporting tasks. The grant is not meant to directly finance investments. It is used to access services and develop an investment concept, which might become a door-opener for many follow-up investments (such as from ELENA, to PDAs to private investments).
Idea we want to submit
We would like to develop Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) paying special attention to good practices and information described in https://www.covenantofmayors.eu/IMG/pdf/SEAP-ENG-final.pdf
• cities are responsible for 80% of energy consumption and CO2 emissions;
• municipality structures are responsible for their own buildings, transport and engineering networks that are only up to 20% of the total energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Therefore we would like to change the previous system of SEAP planning and involve Jūrmala city inhabitants, private sector and other stakeholders in the process of new SEAP development that would bring greater impact to energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
We believe that there are good examples for SEAP development that involved stakeholders and specialists in the field, therefore we are looking for partners that could help us in the SEAP development process with new ideas, good practices and knowledge exchange. Benefit for our partners could be the possibility to go the next step and implement an already developed action in the partners SEAP, for example, pilot project or other large scale action that we could adopt in Jūrmala city in the future. That way together we could ensure knowledge transfer and sustainability after the project.
The total amount of the grant is EUR 60 000, and its distribution among partners will be negotiated, based on the common project to be submitted.
The deadline to express the interest is 19 November 2021 at 12.00 CET