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1 Capitalisation activities: the policypaperand new proposalsfor improving ELIH-Med capitalisation Mathilde Dioudonnat Mediterranean Institute 17 th of January 2013, Malta

2 Planned capitalisation activities European Commission LIH owners Professionals European Parliament Policy Paper Guidelines Financial Inst. Regions Feed into To be done Policy-makers 4 Capitalisation Workshops 1 in Malaga 3 to be done Partners commitment End of the project 2

3 What s up? Common capitalization with MARIE still very active Finalization of the policy paper Partners ELIH-Med/ MARIE contributed October-November 2012 No new contribution in December Finalized version = 15 January 2013 MEDBEE Forum in Brussels, 22 November 2012 Organized by MARIE project Participation of ENEA and IM

4 MEDBEE Forum in Brussels Presentation of the policy paper in front of EC officials Signature of a cooperation agreement with MARIE and PROFORBIOMED Implementation of policy actions oriented to: promotion of the use of forest biomass for energy generation (heat or CHP) in buildings promotion of the energy renovation and the energy efficiency improvement of buildings, especially when it includes the use of forest biomass for energy generation (heat or CHP) Support of Policy Papers, Position Papers, Policy Proposals or any other policy action of common interest Research of opportunities for collaboration in the design of pilot actions of common interest and the capitalization of their results. To design joint dissemination actions within the scope of the common interest for guaranteeing a relevant impact of the three projects. 4

5 The Policy Paper Improving MED transnational cooperation answers to energy efficiency challenges in buildings 5

6 Policy paper Objective: Propose to the Managing Authority of the MED programme a consensus-based set of recommendations to contribute to the next programming period preparation, providing answers to the challenges related to energy efficiency in buildings shared by the Northern Med territories regions and countries Structured in 6 chapters and 4 annexes: Introduction MED Context Proposed strategy: Improving energy efficiency in buildings in the Med space Recommendations for next EU programming in Med space Energy efficiency in buildings priority and cooperation innovations Conclusions & 4 annexes

7 Policy Paper 3 main recommandations Reinforce coordination between MED program and the rest of EU Programs dealing with Energy Renovation of Buildings Facilitate the progressive implementation of 14 strategic lines for action to the 49 regions and cities in the MED Area Promote coordination among Mediterranean States, Regions and Cities giving to the Regional Public Administrations a hinge role according to the property of buildings 7

8 Strategic lines The barriers identified Management barriers Market barriers Innovation barriers EU 20/20/20 Building stock Governance and financial barriers 8

9 Market activation for energy renovation of buildings Strategic lines Main strategic lines to achieve EU 2020 targets Market barriers Management barriers EU 20/20/20 Building stock Innovation barriers Smart energy management Competitiveness, innovation and employment Territorial and financial governance Governance and financial barriers 9

10 Detailed strategic lines to achieve EU 2020 targets Strategic lines Public sector driven measures 1.1. Articulation of EEB regional policies 1.2. Elaboration of policies and planning tackling different typologies of buildings and users 1.4. Develop inclusive policies involving final users 2.3. Use public procurements as an EE investment tool 3.2. Create Incentives to overcome the market barriers 4.1. Improve the available information on energy consumption for users and providers PPP driven measures 1.3. Develop financial engineering capabilities to leverage ERDF and other public funds on private financial resources 2.2. Promote training in order to create qualified jobs 2.5. Encourage and finance R+D on materials, process, profitability, etc 3.1. Raise awareness on EE opportunities among the stakeholders Private sector driven measures by European Regional Development scales Fund - ERDF 2.1. Create dynamic energy efficiency economic ecosystems 2.4. Encourage innovative initiatives in the social economy sector 3.3. Lower the financial risk through guarantee and financial facilities 4.2 Develop interconnected intelligent energy management systems and services at all urban 10

11 Strategic lines To execute such strategy, a first estimation of resources needed to reach increase 20% energy efficiency in MED buildings sources has been done STRATEGIC LINE Investment costs Management costs / year 1. TERRITORIAL AND FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE 2. COMPETITIVENESS, ECONOMIC IMPACT AND EMPLOYMENT MARKET ACTIVATION SMART ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND SERVICES TOTAL billion Euros for the 14 strategic lines for the period

12 Recommendations for next EU programming in MED space Problem to be solved in the next programming: lack of coordination between MED program and other EU programs related to EEB 2 solutions proposed: The most ambitious Macro-regional approach Coordination improvement The most realistic? EEB as a priority Need of coherence between all levels: European, but also also national, regional and local 12

13 What is it? Macro-regional approach It is an agreement between the European Commission and Member States representatives about the definition of priorities and flagship projects to be co-funded by: The most ambitious Macro-regional approach structural funds (territorial cooperation and operational programs) thematic funds coming from programs directly financed by the Commission, such as the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (IEE). Can be completed by cofinancing from national governments, local and regional authorities and private sector Tested in the Baltic, Danube and Adriatic regions Could also be developed in the Mediterranean 13

14 Macro-regional approach Expected results Simplification and harmonization of cooperation priorities and procedures in the Mediterranean space Sustainability and coherence to cohesion actions initiated by the beneficiary at territorial level Facilitated improvement of the efficiency of the European transnational cooperation funding on Med priorities, visibility to concrete realizations Policy paper only energy efficiency in buildings issue and its priorities But other topics such as jobs creation and innovation could be included in a macroregional approach the aim is to put energy efficiency in buildings as a priority of a possible macro-region in the Mediterranean 14

15 Macroregional approach Macro-regional approach 15

16 EEB priority and cooperation innovations Better coordination between national and regional operational programmes Will rule the use of European cohesion Coordination improvement EEB as a priority funds, with the territorial cooperation operational programs The most realistic? Ideally, territorial cooperation programs more innovation and efficiency The strongest recommendation: Energy efficiency in buildings as a top priority of the program + Ambitious envelope 16

17 Proposals for cooperation improvement Strategic objective Achieve EU 2020 targets in energy efficiency of buildings in the Mediterranean General objective Improve the implementation and multilevel coordination of energy efficiency in buildings policies and directives in the Med area Maximize the impacts of European funds and tools on the environment, society and economy Specific objectives applied to the Mediterranean area context 17

18 Proposals for cooperation improvement Proposals of flagship projects Development of Green procurement approach Creation of a common Mediterranean research program on energy consumption behaviours Communication campaigns all over the Mediterranean Develop a multi-sites experimentation of intelligent energy management Develop a network of cutting-edge research laboratories Pilot implementation of regional offices in charge of coordinating EE funds and incentives Private-Public partnership addressed to develop and market energy design tools at district and urban level 18

19 Proposals for cooperation improvement Principles to strengthen governance and generate good quality projects Innovative policy-making oriented pilots projects Transnational dimension and added-value Capacity to influence public policies at several levels Capitalization exigencies Simplify the program administrative rules facilitate new key partners New financing and eligibility rules facilitate private sector participation Include new budget categories, such as equipment and infrastructures Clarify who are the final beneficiaries and foresee several aid regime possibilities Establish a strict evaluation system of the fund Flexibility: modify the legal framework of European funds 19

20 Proposals for cooperation improvement Indicators essential to assess the impact of the program to reach EU 2020 strategy objectives The 3 main objectives should be measured and monitored in all projects funded by the program 3 possible indicators: Decrease of green house gases in existing buildings Increase in energy efficiency in existing buildings Increase in the renewable energy used in buildings Other possible indicators Number of households with improved energy consumption classification Decrease of primary energy consumption of public buildings Number of additional energy users connected to smart grids Estimated decrease of green house gases in CO2 equivalents 20

21 Policy Paper potential impacts It has been estimated that the development of the Policy Paper Strategy between 2014 and 2020 will suppose in MED Space: The creation of 1,5 million new jobs An investment of 95 billion Euros Increase of 20% in MED Buildings Energy Efficiency 21

22 Policy Paper Next steps Strategy of diffusion and lobbying Improvement of the policy paper based on ELIH-Med and MARIE pilot projects results 2 nd version of the policy paper end 2013 To be presented in the next presentation 22

23 How to improve ELIH-Med capitalisation? 23

24 ELIH-Med partners and other projects Observation: Good capitalisation process with MARIE project (cf. policy paper) Other actions initiated by partners: AFTER project Should be more systematic Partners: Aware of similar projects of which they are also partners When meet with other similar projects Think synergies and complementarities: cooperation with ELIH- Med if relevant 24

25 ELIH-Med partners and other projects When contacts between ELIH-Med partner and another project General presentation of both projects Focus on similar activities in both projects: which complementarities and synergies? Thinkof how to exploit these synergies Report fromthe partnerand presentation at the nextsc: the exchanges betweenprojectshave to be for the benefit of the whole partnership, and not only for one partner! 25

26 ELIH-Med partners and ELIH-Med partners Few exchanges between ELIH-Med pilot projects Proposals: Peer review between pilot projects during steering committees? Visits between pilot projects? Open to the discussion 26

27 Merci Grazie Gracias Hvala ευχαριστώ Thanks 27

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