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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.

    Find out more about the project here.



Welcome to the Multi-Level Governance Guide!

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

This guide aims to help you work collaboratively on sustainable energy policies, plans and strategies in your region, by developing a ‘Multi-level Governance’ (MLG) approach.

 Download a PDF version of the Guide here (pdf, 16.46 MB).

1.2 Who is this guide for?

This guide is for local and regional public authorities, who are key players in developing and delivering sustainable energy plans and initiatives. The guide aims to help these two groups in particular to work in partnership on sustainable energy planning (using Multi-Level Governance principles).

The guide can help you to: Understand Multi-Level Governance and how it can help you to work in partnership, learning from experiences and case studies from across Europe; Develop a regional Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) and planning tools which are consistent with the needs of municipalities and communities within your region; Involve regional and local stakeholders during the preparation phase of your plans in order to get their buy-in and support, ensuring long term benefits for your region, its stakeholders and citizens;•	Deliver SEAPs in partnership, avoid duplication, cut inefficiencies, and share energy resources effectively to help residents and communities make the transition to a low carbon society and economy;Identify further information, support and funding

1.3 Further information about this guide

This guide is based on the experiences of seven European sustainable energy regions in implementing collaborative energy planning through the Coopenergy project. 

Find out more: Read more about the Coopenergy project by visiting You can also join a free platform for public authorities containing more resources on Multi-Level Governance. Sign up now:

Coopenergy is a three-year European funded project (co-funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme) aiming to help regional (county) and local public authorities develop their sustainable energy activities by using Multi-Level Governance (MLG) agreements. These agreements could range from informal meetings to more robust partnerships with Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), ensuring regional and local authorities are working together to the greatest effect to deliver on the EU 20/20/20 targets.