European Islands Clean Energy Transition

In May 2017, the efforts of the European Commission to promote the clean energy transition on  islands were materialized through the publication of the “Political Declaration on clean energy for  EU Islands”. The European islands, due to their geographical and natural limitations, have the  potential to become frontier innovation leaders of the clean energy transition, especially when it  comes to efficient use sources. Several projects dealing with the clean energy transition of islands  have been funded under the EU’s H2020 research and innovation program . This workshop will bring together a selection of sister projects coping with islands decarbonisation  and clean energy transition by presenting their experience with the EU bodies, the financial  schemes and the main outcomes.  

The Sustainable Places 2022 workshop, similarly to what had been done during this same initiative  in 2021, will look forward the reinforcement of the synergies already created among the H2020  sister projects IANOS (GA n°957810), INSULAE (GA n°824433), NESOI (GA n°864266), REACT (GA n°  824395), ROBINSON (GA n°957752), MAESHA (GA n° 957843), GIFT (GA 824410) and ISLANDER  (GA 957669), already involved within the EU BRIDGE and Clean Energy for European Islands  initiatives. 

This workshop explores different thematic related to the clean energy transition of islands, thus will be constituted by 2 consecutive sessions where the representative from the  consortia will present their point of view:

  1. EU funding schemes to support small and medium islands toward smart energy management  and decarbonisation pathways – involving speakers from NESOI and ISLANDER projects
  2. Technical project presentations: each project representative presenting the innovative aspects  of their EU project, projects’ goals and replicability studies/experience from the pilot/demo island.

Workshop Chair: Valentina Parodi, RINA Consulting S.p.A

Project Consortia Involved: 

  • IANOS – ( H2020 project, GA 957810) 
  • NESOI –  ( H2020 project, GA 864266)
  • INSULAE (H2020 project, GA 824433) 
  • REACT(H2020 project, GA 824395)
  • ROBINSON (H2020 project, GA 957752)
  • MAESHA –  (H2020 project, GA 957843)
  • GIFT – (H2020 project, GA 824410)
  •  ISLANDER (H2020 project, GA 957669)

Agenda:

The workshop will be structured in 2 interactive sessions:  

  • The first session will feature a dedicated panel discussing funding opportunities, current policies  dealing with decarbonising islands. The speakers will provide their inputs on what needs to  be done to enhance these measures and which are the identified barriers. ( 60 min ) 
  • The second session is targeted to presenting the innovation aspects of 8 projects, also  including representatives from the municipalities involved. ( 90 min ) 
  • Q&A / Debate ( 30 min ) 
 
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