Project Development Assistance facilities: Learn from cities and regions’ experience


Many of the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have used technical assistance facilities to develop projects in the framework of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP).

In a new guidance booklet, you will find lessons learnt by cities and regions all across Europe which benefited from – or are currently using – one of the EU technical assistance facilities with the aim to help future beneficiaries in the application process.

The booklet mainly focuses on the Horizon 2020 Project Development Assistance (PDA). The PDA helps you build capacity to deliver investment projects, and brings energy efficiency and renewable energy up on the radar of politicians. Moreover, it enhances cross-collaboration across departments in one public authority and it builds trust and coordination between different governance levels, e.g. regions and municipalities. The European Local ENergy Assistance (ELENA) and European Energy Efficiency Fund Technical Assistance Facility (eeef TAF) are also explained.

“Project Development Assistance, Lessons learnt from the Covenant of Mayors Community – Download from the Covenant of Mayors – Europe website (in English).

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November 22, 2019