Energy & Climate Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group.

Valentine Willmann

Leader

Valentine Willmann

Scotland Europa

Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader

Irene Palomino Antolín

Extremadura Goverment

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Energy & Climate Change

The main objective of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on energy-related priorities and funding programmes, especially looking at the Green Deal and Horizon Europe. Since the energy and climate change-related topics are gaining importance in the European context, the WG is set to explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperate with other ERRIN Working Groups.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Energy & Climate Change WG:

Energy & Climate Change WG: Adaptation to climate change

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The frequency and severity of climate and weather extremes – as well as related economic losses – are increasing. Nevertheless, the need to adapt to the impacts of climate change, has only recently

Joint Smart Cities and Energy & Climate Change WG coffee meeting

Joint Smart Cities and Energy & Climate Change WG coffee meeting on Cluster 5

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Energy & Climate Change and Smart Cities Working Groups are happy to invite you to an interactive coffee meeting focusing on the calls in Cluster 5, Destinations 2, 3 and 4 of the Horizon

energy

Energy & Climate Change WG meeting - Hydrogen Economy

Teresa Vio

Over the last few months, it has become clear that hydrogen is increasingly considered a priority in the energy-related agenda. In addition to presenting an update on the existing initiatives, this

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to innovate public administrations and the delivery of public policies

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

How Copernicus supports Europe's regions to improve prevention and preparedness to natural disasters

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

COP26 Climate Change Conference

The 2021 UN climate change conference (COP26) is scheduled to take place from 1 to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, under the incoming presidency of the UK.

Islands and Rural Communities - Transitioning to Net Zero

As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021, Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to the last in our series of 'Road to COP 26' online events.

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021

The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (EUSEW) will once again be held as a digital event, with more opportunities than ever to connect, engage, network and reflect on the biggest issues in clean energy in Europe and beyond. The event will run from 25 to 29 October 2021.

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

OECD & CoR survey: Decarbonising buildings in cities and regions

The OECD, in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions, is running a survey on decarbonising buildings in cities and regions.

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.

Consultation on first ERA industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon tech

The co-creation process of the first European Research Area (ERA) industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon technologies has begun with a stakeholder consultation.

EC adopts package of legislative tools for EU Green Deal

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposed actions that will transform the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies in a bid to realise the European Green Deal.

Looking for a partnership - HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01-08

Astrosat, a Scottish company, is looking to join a partnership for a project on the restoration of peatlands

Report on ERRIN - EC dialogue on Mission Starfish

In June 2021, ERRIN's Blue Growth Working Group and the European Commission’s Mission Secretariat co-organised a dialogue on the participation of regional and local actors in the Mission Area: Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. ERRIN has produced a report on the dialogue including examples presented by ERRIN members and key messages on the role of regions in the Mission. 

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Scale-up your local / regional project to the European level via the EIC

ERRIN is launching an open call to map research and innovation projects funded with European Structural and Investment Funds in the last couple of years which could potentially receive further funding from the EIC. This Call is following up previous exchanges with the EIC Programme Managers to explore how regions and their stakeholders can further benefit from the EIC.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Call for proposals for projects to experiment, prototype and demonstrate ideas for the New European Bauhaus

The JRC is inviting cross-boundary proposals for projects to experiment, prototype and demonstrate ideas for the New European Bauhaus. The ELSA Reaction Wall and the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory will serve as a collaboration platform to stimulate creativity and innovation in the built environment.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Public consultation on digitalising the energy sector open

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on digitalising the energy sector as part of the preparation of a Commission Action Plan on the Digitalisation of the energy system, due for publication in the first semester 2022. In line with EU ‘better regulation’ principles, the consultation will run until 24 January 2022.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Call for expression of interest for members of the 4 JTP working groups (DG REGIO)

The Commission has launched the Just Transition Platform (JTP) to assist MS and regions to unlock the support available through the Just Transition Mechanism. An important part of this new instrument is the exchange with stakeholders on the just transition in carbon-intensive regions. To shape this exchange, DG REGIO has launched a Call for expression of interest for members of the JTP working groups.