Energy - Europe
Any private or public organisation established in the European Union can respond to a call for proposals with projects designed to help deliver on the EU’s energy and climate change objectives. Normally running for two to three years, projects need to involve at least three partners from three countries.
Projects should have a signifi cant impact on the market and could include: knowledge transfer from one part of the European Union to another on how to do something or how to improve processes; helping the different decision making organisations understand each other better; building confidence and understanding in the market, which is essential to the sector’s growth.
The expectation is that chosen projects will act as catalysts, triggering spin-offs. It is important that what is done well can be transferred to other countries. Projects with high visibility, making technologies as widely available as possible and creating the right market conditions for their use will interest the IEE, as will those which identify where the market is failing and address those failures.
Call for proposals 2012
7th Framework Programme FP7
Energy – Energy efficiency and savings
The vast potential for final and primary energy consumption savings and improvements in energy efficiency need to be harnessed through the research into, optimisation, validation and demonstration of new concepts, optimisation of proved and new concepts and technologies for buildings, transport, services, and industry. Large-scale actions may be supported by innovative R&D addressing specific components or technologies.
A key aim is the optimisation of the local community energy system, balancing a significant reduction in energy demand with the most affordable and sustainable supply solution, including the use of new fuels in dedicated fleets.
Call for proposals 2011
Will your city be Europe’s Green Capital?
Does your city deserve European-wide recognition for its hard work in meeting the environmental challenges our society is facing? Should your city be considered a leading destination for green tourism and green industry in Europe?
Applying for the 2014 edition of the European Green Capital could help your city gain the green reputation it deserves. Participating in the competition is a unique opportunity for your city to become an example at a European level and an ambassador for a better and greener world – just look at Hamburg, European Green Capital 2011. And what’s more, being awarded the Green Capital title can not only bring great advantages to your city’s image but also help boost its economy and attract tourists.
Applications for the next edition of the award will close on 14 October 2011. Make sure your city is Europe’s Green Capital 2014!
Smart Cities and Communities Initiative of the European Commission launched
On 21 June 2011 the official launch of the Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) initiative took place in Brussels. The European Commission presented the programme for the energy efficient cities of tomorrow that is financed by the 7th European Framework Programme. Within the next years, the initiative will fund projects addressing integrated sustainable energy technologies in urban areas.
The first call for proposals has already opened: until 1 December 2011 innovative model projects in selected European cities can submit their proposals and apply for funding for a total amount of 75 million Euros (for further information please see above under “Open Calls for proposals”. Fields open for funding are the integrative management of urban energy flows, including transport, water and waste solutions. Further calls under the initiative will address buildings, heating and cooling systems, networks and energy supply technologies.
On 20th July new Calls for Proposals on Energy topics under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU have been published:
FP7-ENERGY-2012-1: a general call focusing on research with a long-term horizon – deadline 25th October 2011 (two stage proposal submission for Collaborative Projects, deadline for first stage 25th October, one stage proposal submission for CSA-CA/CSA-SA Proposals)
FP7-ENERGY-2012-2: a general call focusing on research with a short-term horizon and on demonstration – deadline 08th March 2012
FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012: a call in the framework of the SET-Plan Smart Cities and Communities Initiative – deadline 1st December 2011 (more information at http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html?viewConference=12591)
FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB: a cross-thematic call on Energy-efficient Buildings in the context of the EU Recovery Plan – deadline 1st December 2011