November 22, 2021
Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and drive the energy transition in Europe. However, a lack of internal capacity to identify the most appropriate financing instruments often sets a barrier against implementing their sustainable energy and climate projects.
The ambition of H2020 PROSPECT+ is to ensure that over 200 EU cities & regions in at least 20 European Member States will improve their capacities towards financing, effectively accelerating reaching their climate and energy targets. By participating in a PROSPECT+ programme where experienced local and regional authorities will share their expertise through peer-mentoring, participants will identify and better understand new innovative financing schemes to overcome or surpass their local energy and climate challenges.
Capacity-building activities in PROSPECT+ will cover:
The participants will also have an opportunity to join a Community of Practice to facilitate further exchange of best practices and to contribute to the debate on the barriers they face.
Local and regional authorities can apply to participate in one of the capacity-building cycles, either as a mentor or a mentee. The first call for applications is open and runs in two steps:
A webinar for applicants will take place on the 11th of January 2022. FInd out more on the programme, save the date and register here!
For more information on the application process, access to the guidelines for applicants and application forms, please visit https://h2020prospect.eu/get-involved
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* Eligible countries are EU-27 and the United Kingdom + H2020 associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.