The PROSPECT+ project team has announced a final round of capacity building for local and regional public authorities, alongside their corresponding energy agencies, centred on innovative financing. The opportunity is open until 1 March, 2024 through a relatively simple application available here. Applicants from the EU27, UK, and H2020 associated countries are eligible for this support.
The PROSPECT+ call differs from the European City Facility Call (closing on 15 March) in not offering a lump sum but instead supporting participants directly with funded study visits, expert mentoring and the use of engaging Peer-learning methods.
The capacity building programme presents cities, regions, and energy agencies with a platform for knowledge exchange in the realm of innovative financing schemes. These schemes encompass a wide spectrum, including Energy Performance Contracting, Third-Party Financing, Revolving and Intracting funds, and Cooperatives for energy communities, and more, all thoughtfully designed to bolster local and regional energy and climate actions.
Topic: Innovative financing for public authorities
Cost: This programme is entirely free of charge, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all. It covers five thematic areas: public buildings, private buildings, public lighting, transport, and cross-sectoral initiatives.
Timeline: The fourth (and last) learning cycle will kick off in May 2024.
The call closes on 1 March 2024!
Learn more: https://www.h2020prospect.eu/apply-programme
Local learning groups:
In addition to the overall call, PROSPECT+ organises parts of their capacity building in the local languages, focusing on specific themes in so-called learning groups. To specifically apply also for participation in such a learning group in BiH, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro (Energy Performance Contracting), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Energy communities), Ireland (Funding community renovation projects or developing an energy agency), Spain (mobility), Belgium (Internal contracting), Italy (Energy communities)
For all the latest information and updates about these calls, be sure to stay connected with PROSPECT+ through their LinkedIn page.