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

Ludovico Monforte

Leader

Ludovico Monforte

Unioncamere Lombardia

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, and in particular H2020. The Working Group also wants to provide opportunities for regional stakeholders to share experiences, and support matchmaking to create new partnerships and projects.

In the view of breaking silos between the different sectors, the WG will explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperates with other ERRIN WGs on Transport, ICT, Smart cities and bioeconomy.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Energy

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Anonymous

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to

Energy WG

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

Teresa Vio

 Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy

WG Events

WG Events

City-zen Closing Event

The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'.  With an audience of policy makers and scientists, as well as the general public, the Closing Event is an opportunity to take stock of ideas that will help cities, municpalities and regions work towards a CO2 neutral future.  The preliminary agenda is attached, for more information and registration please follow this link. 

Climate, Security and Migration: Using Advanced Distributed AI Models

Discussing opportunities and challenges of using artificial intelligence technologies in the policy decision-making process The Paris Agreement is a milestone, and all parties should take concrete actions to fulfill their commitments. Institutions and processes must be adapted for tomorrow's changes and equipped to take up all the challenges of climate change. There is a shared responsibility to prepare for climate impacts on security and migration. By 2030, more than 60% of the world's poor will live in fragile and crisis contexts. Assessing and anticipating climate risks in the most…

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

 Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy applications, starting from the contribution of the Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership, which will inform participants of opportunities to join the Partnership and their priorities for the future. The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to investigating regional initiatives and exchanging experiences on how these barriers can be overcome in order to maximise the benefits of hydrogen in the energy…

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days will take place on 25-27 June in Brussels. The event will focus on presenting funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy. The Info Days are dedicated to helping potential applicants in preparing successful proposals for Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020. During the Info Days, Horizon 2020 Energy National Contact Points are organising a brokerage event which will offer an opportunity to look for potential consortium partners.  Webstreaming All sessions will be webstreamed and recordings will be made available…

EU Sustainable Energy Week side event: Smart Regions - Smart Solutions

Together with our working groups, ERRIN will host a side event during European Sustainable Energy Week considering how the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, can deliver on support the decarbonisation of our energy and transport systems. The meeting will take place on 19th June at 14.00-15.30. The coffee and registration will be available from 13.45. Mobilising the power of Europe’s research and innovation ecosystems at a regional level will be critical in terms of meeting the ambitions of the European Commission’s Clean Planet for All strategy.  …

EU Sustainable Energy Week: How does Flanders tackle the transition to sustainable energy?

On Tuesday June 18th VLEVA introduces you into the wonderful world of energy transition. The topic of this years EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is Shaping Europe’s Energy Future. Bart Castermans, policy officer at DG Energy, will give a keynote speech on the position paper ‘Europe climate neutral by 2050’, while focusing specifically on energy. During this session we will share Flemish (and EU) success stories and projects with promising opportunities for energy transition. Don’t miss this interesting session and register quickly.  Discover the complete program on the VLEVA-website.…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Self-Assess with the Green City Tool

Following the recent closure of applications for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf awards, the European Commission is celebrating World Cities Day by highlighting its Green City Tool. Working as both as a means of benchmarking and self-assessment, the tool allows cities to commit and communicate their efforts to becoming greener and more sustainable cities. With a focus on sustainable urban planning, the tool emphasies on city governence and approach, rather than quantititve measures.  Cities can complete the self-assessment anonymously or they can register to put themselves…

New Horizon Impact Award 2019 contest opens: apply by 28 May 2019

The European Commission is launching the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The award celebrates successful EU funded R&I projects that have created societal and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme. The contest is open for applications Deadline for application: 28 May 2019 Read the rules and apply here

RESponsible Island prize – apply now!

The RESponsible Island prize is an initiative of the European Commission that recognizes realised projects on geographic energy islands. This prize will reward achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands. Criteria of the competition: - the share of renewable energy produced by innovative energy technologies - environmental and socioeconomic sustainability and impact - citizen and community involvement - replicability of the solution The prize should inspire other islands and off-grid communities to show how small local…

[deadline: 28/02/2019] Call for H2020 project ideas on energy

In view of the opening of the H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy, the ERRIN Energy and Climate Change Working Group is organising a Brokerage event in Brussels on April 9th, 2019 in the afternoon. The event is open to ERRIN members as well as the wider R&I community. The aim is to facilitate the creation of consortia for the submission of proposals under the H2020 framework. A limited number of calls have been pre-selected (please see concept note attached), but if the call you are interested in is not on the list, don…

Online training on ‘Energy efficiency and renewable energy financial instruments for managing authorities”

In the frame of Interreg Project FIRECE, the Project Partners are organising an online training on Energy efficiency and renewable energy financial instruments for managing authorities. The course, which goal is to  provide the users with relevant expert information, is divided into five basic thematic blocks; each block consists of several modules that focus on specific topics.   The training will be available online starting from next week, and will remain accessible for the whole time of the project duration (until June 2020).   Those interested in attending the training are kindly invited…

EUSEW 2019: Applications for a session now open (Deadline: 29 January 2019)

  The call for contributions to host a session at the Policy Conference of the 14th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is now open. This year’s topic is "Shaping Europe’s energy future". The call is open to:  Representatives of EU institutions, including inter-institutional bodies Stakeholders which fulfil the following criteria: Have a mandate to work as multipliers using a widespread network of contacts in Brussels and across Europe; Have a mandate to contribute to the development and implementation of sustainable energy policy in Europe. Examples of eligible types of…

Latest Updates

  • By Rickard Eksten

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level.

  • By Pieter Faber

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas
field
will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these
challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with the

  • By Hilary Webb

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

Lahti, Finland, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, has been named as European Green Capital 2021.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Soil degradation: how to bring green land back to the community

The Emilia-Romagna Delegration invites you to the conference “Soil Degradation: how to bring green land back to community – the contribution of LIFE Biorest project”.

  • By Irene Palomino Antolín

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.

  • By Anonymous

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to produce biomass.