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EU-level Actions and Initiatives
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- IEE Programme
- Covenant of Mayors
- RegioNetwork 2020
- INTERREG IVC
- INTERREG IVB
- EUCO2 80/50
About EU-level Actions and Initiatives
With over 70% of the population living in urban areas, cities and towns use huge amounts of energy. In light of the vast energy challenges facing Europe, the European Union (EU) recognised the importance of local and regional initiatives to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions as well as to increase the use of renewable energy.
The flagship initiative Covenant of Mayors (CoM) was launched by the European Commission to offer public authorities a democratic response to climate change and to provide a platform for exchange and collaboration. The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme offers technical support to public authorities through the financing of the recently relaunched ManagEnergy portal, as well as IEE projects; the Sustainable Energy Communities projects featured in this Newsletter were financed under the 2009 call and are specifically aimed at helping communities to be, or become, members of the Covenant of Mayors.
INTERREG IVC provides funding for interregional cooperation across Europe. It is implemented under the European Community’s territorial co-operation objective and financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Operational Programme was approved in September 2007 and the period for INTERREG IVC will last from 2007-2013.