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  • 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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07/04/2014: COOPENERGY partners RAEE organise a regional conference on collaborative sustainable energy and spatial planning

As part of the COOPENERGY project, project partner RAEE are organising a regional working day between spatial planning and sustainable energy actors around the various levels of governance of the TEPOS (Positive Energy Territories).

Find out more in our events calendar:

01/04/2014: the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region commits to climate protection!

In April 2014 the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on climate protection with the Rhine-Neckar County.

Find out more on Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar GmbH (MRN GmbH)'s local page on the COOPENERGY website: and read the press release here (available in German only).

31/03/2014: the Low Carbon Kent Sustainable Business Programme (presentation from the Local Government Association Conference now online)

Carolyn McKenzie, from the COOPENERGY project, presented about COOPENERGY and 'Low Carbon Kent' - a programme to support businesses to improve their environmental performance. The programme was presented at the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference, London, on March 31 2014.

View the presentation here [884.5 KB].

11/03/2014: Progress Report - collaborating on sustainable energy across the MRN, Germany

As a first step towards improving how we deliver sustainable energy action plans in partnership across the MRN, we undertook an online questionnaire among our communities/counties and asked about the status of local SEAPs and energy related activities as well as collaboration needs. It showed the willingness for collaboration with the Region, but also the need of Know-How and personnel capacities to conduct certain activities at local level. These results were presented at a MLG Forum with representatives of the Region, the local level, energy cooperatives and energy agencies.

28/02/2014: COOPENERGY partners set-up multi-level governance arrangements to improve their sustainable energy planning

Based on the reviews of each partner's sustainable energy action plans (SEAPS) in stage 1 of the project, the next step for COOPENERGY partners has been to identify what arrangements should be set up between the regional and local public authorities in order to review and improve their regional SEAPS effectively in partnership.

Each of the eight regional COOPENERGY partners is in the process of setting up the following multi-level governance (MLG) arrangements in their regions:

05/02/2014: Press Release - Jokkmokk Winter Conference and forum on energy cooperation

COOPENERGY Partner Nenet held their first multi-level stakeholder forum to help municipalities in the County of Norrbotten, Sweden, collaborate on sustainable energy actions within the region.

The forum was held during the annual Winter Conference in Jokkmokk, Sweden on 3-6 February 2014, an international event organised by Jokkmokk municipality and the Municipality of Piteå where young scientists and environmentalists discuss energy and climate issues with politicians, companies and decision makers.


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