Interreg Med Renewable Energy Project, one of the 8 MED Horizontal Projects of the Interreg Med Programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The first phase of the project has been implemented from 2016 to 2019. In November 2019, the second phase began and ended in June 2022.
The capitalisation strategy of the project was conducted using the Ecosystemic Transition Unit (ETU initiative) a governance model for energy transition in rural and islands areas in the Mediterranean Region.
The project was implemented in three strategic transferring regions of the Mediterranean: Western, Adriatic and Eastern. The main objective of the project was to achieve an effective capitalisation strategy following the principles established by Interreg Med Programme:
- Ensure Renewable Energy Community’s tools transferring to local authorities.
- Boost strategic liaising between key stakeholders to achieve the implementation of multilevel coordination experiences.
- Mainstreaming of the ETU initiative in energy transition policies and territorial planning.
EMEA coordinated the advocacy and policy mainstreaming actions and enhance knowledge transfer and synergies on climate change, energy transition, sustainability and green economy.
The partnership is composed by 6 partners led by Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj from Slovenia
Environment Park from Italy, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency from Croatia, Aegean Energy and Environment Agency from Greece, Revolve from Spain, and EMEA from Spain.
The partnership relies on a wide network of Associated Partners that jointly supports the capitalisation strategy through transferring and mainstreaming actions.
The Ecosystemic Transition Unit (ETU) is a multilevel governance model developed by the Interreg MED Renewable Energy community to integrate the energy transition into territorial planning, using a holistic approach. The ETU brings together governance, economic competitiveness and social innovation to revitalise rural areas and increase their resilience to climate change.
The Interreg Med Renewable Energy Project has closed in November 2022. The final event took place on 23 November 2022: Interreg MED Renewable Energy Partnership Project Final Event in Brussels on 23th November 2022
EMEA developed a new vision for regional integration, inspired by the blue transition first introduced in MEDPRO and later developed in EMNES. This regional integration concept is called the “Blue Transition Vision” which is build on complementarity between regions and sub-regions