Innovation for renewable energy efficiency solutions in Mediterranean regions and cities


The MED Programme, committed to a decarbonized Mediterranean, organizes the conference: 'INNOVATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS IN MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS AND CITIES - An overview of achieved results'.


The Mediterranean area has great renewable energy potential and lower energy efficiency levels than other European regions. In the period 2007 – 2013, the MED Programme has actively addressed these concerns throughout the activities developed by 28 transnational cooperation projects operating in 13 countries.  Mediterranean regions and cities have been developing capacities to increase use of renewable energy and tackle the energy efficiency challenge through innovative and sustainable solutions, boosting new economic opportunities.

The workshop ‘Innovation for renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in Mediterranean regions and cities’, organized in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2015, wants to give a complete and accurate overview of what has been done in terms of implementation of technical solutions and harmonization of standards, with a look on future steps. It will be the occasion to illustrate the main results obtained by several energy topic related projects financed with European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), under the framework of the EU Mediterranean programme.

A substantial part of these projects supported Mediterranean SMEs active in the Renewable energy and Energy efficiency fields and acknowledged them as key actors in the process of fostering the low carbon strategy with a bottom up approach.

The results produced by the MED projects so far integrate elements such as tools for energy performance, creation of platforms and clusters, good practices identification and transfer, pilot activities and monitoring, training materials production, engagement of civil society throughout PPPs, among others.

Last but not least, the workshop will be the right place to discuss about future funding opportunities to invest in RES technologies, energy efficiency and sustainable transport, contributing to achieve a more resource efficient Europe.



Final agenda




Speakers' presentations


Presentation of the MED Programme contributions in the fields of RES and RE in the period 2007-2013 


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Afternoon' speakers: 


Presentation : The new MED Programme and current funding opportunities in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. 
Mr. Javier GOMEZ Prieto and Ms. Mercedes Acitores (Project Officers MED Programme)


Presentation : The European Commission’s perspective, the vision of DG REGIO on behalf of European Cohesion Policy. 
Ms. Maud SKÄRINGER. Policy Analyst at DG REGIO


Presentation : European Investment Bank intervention in the Mediterranean. Overview of the EIB and synergies with MED programme for supporting higher investments in RES and EE.
Mr. Antonio ALMAGRO (Head of Energy Efficiency Division)


Presentation : Synergies between H2020 and MED Programme, Ms. Agata Kotkowska, Head of Sector Buildings, District Heating and Cooling at EASME


Presentation : Covenant of Mayors initiative and complementarities with MED programme in RES and EE. Mr. Miguel Morcillo (Climate Alliance on behalf of Covenant of Mayors)



Conference details

Thursday, 18th June 2015

Delegation of the Catalonia Government to the European Union

Espai Catalunya Europa -Rue de la Loi 227 – Brussels




  • MED JS:

Mr. Javier Gomez Prieto


Ms. Mercedes Acitores

  • GRASP Project Lead partner: University of Patras (GR)

Ms. Christina Papageorgopoulou


  • Emilie Project Lead partner: AREA Science Park (IT) 

Ms. Elena Banci


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