Project partners of the project MORE4NRG came together on 20-21 November for the kick-off meeting in Luleå, Norrbotten (S). MORE4NRG is one of 35 regional initiative projects that were approved from the 492 applications received under the first call INTERREG IVC.
To reduce the effects of climate change and prepare for the decline of the oil-age, European regions are taking action in promoting, developing and implementing renewable energy sources (RES) combined with energy efficiency strategies. More than 80 European regions have signed the Declaration “European Regions for Energy efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources”, initiated by the AER in 2006. In the wake of this declaration 11 EU regions, Flevoland (NL, lead partner), Abruzzo (IT), Gabrovo (BG), Lazio (IT), Maramures (RO), Norrbotten (SE), Noord-Brabant (NL), Prahova (RO), Västernorrland (SE), Valencia (ES) and Western Greece, joined forces with the AER in this project.
MORE4NRG will address these interrelated issues at an interregional level, combining the identification, analysis and processing of best practices in RES and energy efficiency for the benefit of all partners with specific support to the partner regions with less developed sustainable energy strategies.
The project4s methodology builds upon AER’s highly successful peer review programme, which began in 2006 with peer reviews on regional economic development and has since continued with peer re-views on regional tourism strategies.
A public opening conference will take place in Brussels in February 2009.
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 270 regions from 33 countries and 13 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.
Estelle Delangle, Acting Senior Policy Coordinator, email@example.com, Tel: +33 (0)388 227438 – Fax: +33 (0)388 227438
Anja Ruhland, Director of AER Brussels office, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +32 (0)2 421 85 40 – Fax: +32 (0)2 421 83 69