Energy & Climate Change Working Group

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

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Charles Abbott

Scotland Europa

Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader

Irene Palomino Antolín

Extremadura Goverment

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

Solveig Skåravik

Leader

Solveig Skåravik

Oslo Region

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-related topics are gaining importance in the European context, the WG will 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

Joint meeting

Joint Energy and Smart Cities WG meeting: Mission on adaptation to climate change

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Horizon Europe will incorporate, as a new element, research and innovation missions. One of the five mission area is adaptation to climate change including societal transformation. This mission area

Energy

Webinar: Financing green transition

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the event will be organised as a webinar. We thank you in advance for your understanding. Please register via this link. If you have already signed up, you

WG Events

WG Events

EU Green Week 2021: Zero Pollution

he European Commission has announced that EU Green Week will take place in May 2021 and focus on the theme: Zero Pollution.

EP Intergroup webinar on "Integrating science into the EU Green Deal"

This virtual event will bring geoscientists and policy-makers together to discuss how the geosciences can most effectively support the EU Green Deal and ensure that its ambitious biodiversity and zero-pollution targets are reached.

Financing innovative clean tech conference

Industry representatives and financiers will be brought together in March to discuss investment opportunities and strategies to discuss how joining forces with the Innovation Fund will assist delivering on the European Green Deal.

Final conference of the InnoWEE project

The final conference of the InnoWEE project in September will consider how R&I solutions can contribute to energy efficiency and environmental impact. The event will ask how the building sector can become more sustainable by using innovative, economically viable, modular and flexible solutions. 

DEEDS project final conference

The DEEDS project, which focusses on facilitating co-creation of knowledge for European decarbonisation pathays, will present its final conference online in September. 

Joint Energy and Smart Cities WG meeting: Mission on adaptation to climate change

This meeting will give an update on the Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, discuss the regional and local perspective and explore how regions could engage in the implementation of this mission. Considering the active involvement of ERRIN members in the shaping of the city mission and the proposed climate city contract, synergies between the two missions will also be explored.

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Renewable Energy Directive & Energy Efficiency Directive now subject of Green Deal consultations

As the EU Green Deal attempts to increase the EU's greenhouse gas reductions, it has identified a series of related legislations that need to be reviewed before such change is possible. As a result, the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are being reassessed.

COSME Clusters Go International: African electrical engineering market

The MEDEE cluster from Northern France is looking for European clusters to build a collaborative answer to the Call for Proposals “Cluster Go International” to be published in Q4 2020.

Commission launches call for interregional coronavirus innovation partnerships linked to four thematic areas

Regional authorities, universities, research centres, clusters and SMEs willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships are invited to express their interest in the Commissions new call for interregional thematic partnerships related to the pandemic.

EU leaders reach agreement on 2021-2027 MFF budget

After five days of negotiation, EU leaders have agreed on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget, with €80.9 allocated to Horizon Europe.

Develop a broader cooperative digital platform for the energy community LC-SC3-EC-1-2018-2019-2020

Trentino Federation of Cooperation is looking for a non-profit organization or Research and Technological Centre or University to participate to the call “The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions ID: LC-SC3-EC-1-2018-2019-2020" in order to develop two/three pilot projects about the foundation of an energy community.

Development of Horizon Europe Missions & ERRIN's related work

As the Horizon Europe Missions are becoming more clearly defined, ERRIN is working to further explore the role of regions within them.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Renewable Energy Directive & Energy Efficiency Directive now subject of Green Deal consultations

As the EU Green Deal attempts to increase the EU's greenhouse gas reductions, it has identified a series of related legislations that need to be reviewed before such change is possible. As a result, the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are being reassessed.

  • By Kalina Mihaylova

COSME Clusters Go International: African electrical engineering market

The MEDEE cluster from Northern France is looking for European clusters to build a collaborative answer to the Call for Proposals “Cluster Go International” to be published in Q4 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

Survey: How has the stakeholder engagement of your energy research project been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

The SENTINEL project is running a survey to find out how the COVID-19 crisis has affected stakeholder engagement in ongoing energy research projects. 

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Present your regional Climate Pact to Timmermans’ Cabinet in September 2020!

Following the speech of Daniel Mes, from the Cabinet of Vice-President Timmermans, during ERRIN’s Spring Annual General Meeting, ERRIN has been invited to hold a meeting with the members of Frans Timmermans Cabinet in connection to the R&I Days (September 2020). A selected number of members will have the opportunity to present their regional Climate Pacts and further discuss how these can contribute to the future European Climate Pact. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for expressions of interest for innovative interregional COVID-19 response & recovery partnerships

This week DG REGIO launched a call for expressions of interest to pilot interregional innovation partnerships related to the COVID-19 response and recovery. We encourage members to use ERRIN's tools to build partnerships to respond to this call.

  • By Hilary Webb

Built4People R&I Partnership – call for inputs

ERRIN is calling for members from different working groups to form a taskforce aimed at providing inputs on the Built4People R&I Partnership under Horizon Europe.