Supporting Public Authorities for implementing Energy Efficiency Policies

PUBLENEF is a 3-year (2016-2019) project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to assist EU Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency). The project helps to empower policy-makers to make use of best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at national, regional and local levels.The specific objectives of PUBLENEF include to assess and learn from existing energy efficiency policy implementation practices in EU countries, regions, and cities; to strengthen the networking opportunities for relevant public agencies; and to develop and adjust tools for public agencies to help them to implement energy efficiency policies.

The target audience of PUBLENEF consists of the following groups: national, regional and local authorities, policy implementation bodies, networks of local and regional authorities, and market actors and bodies participating in energy efficiency policies
The overall approach of PUBLENEF is:
a) to identify the needs from national, regional and local authorities for the implementation of EE policies,
b) to collect the best practices and tools for overcoming these needs and replicate them to various MS, regions and municipal authorities,
c) to develop roadmaps and enhance the process of successful implementation of policies,
d) to build and strengthen existing networks of policy makers enabling the knowledge exchange from national to regional to local level in EE policy.