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  • Click HERE to get an overview of all the Coopenergy tools developed, at your disposal to inspire your work to take on a more multi-level governance approach. Happy browsing!

  • On 3rd December 2015 in Paris, the COOPENERGY partnership presented the results, lessons, and shining examples from the seven partner regions, to an audience of nearly 70 people. Access the event page for audio sequences, PDF presentations and pictures.

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  • Partnership work in practice: COOPENERGY partners met in Zlin, Czech Republic, to evaluate the delivery of their energy initiatives in partnership, and share learning.


    Aims to help regional and local authorities plan sustainable energy activities in partnership.

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Implementing good governance: the 5 principles

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 23:00 -- Coopenergy

Working to meet our energy targets often involves complex and controversial solutions (changes in land use; access to and shared use of resources; access to funding, etc.) requiring the involvement of multiple players at different levels.

MLG processes are designed to support this involvement of players at different levels. However in order for these approaches to be successful the White Paper on European Governance advocates 5 principles of "good governance”:

1.Openness, transparency: communicate and make information easily accessible and understandable to all stakeholders and the general public; 2.Participation: ensure widespread participation of all stakeholders, each step of the way – from the design, to the implementation of the policy; 3.Accountability: clarify everyone's role and objectives; 4. Effectiveness: clearly identify objectives and expected results, and evaluate their impact; 5. Coherence: ensure that there is coherence between different actions (particularly other governance processes)

Read the White Paper on Governance:

Image: The Basque Energy Agency and HAZI Foundation, meeting on June 18 2013 to formalise a cooperation agreement to promote the development and utilisation of forest biomass forenergy purposes inthe Basque countryside.