CrowdTuesday Meets CITIZEE: Scaling-Up Energy Efficiency Investments.
Free-Webinars - 21 October 2021
This CrowdTuesday, we are partnering with CitizEE project for a capacity building workshop in the frame of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.
The goal of this workshop is to guide and train European public authorities on scaling up investments to make our buildings more climate-friendly. In particular, we will explore how public authorities can involve citizens in public funding decisions and co-investing through crowdfunding platforms, in order to build greener constructions, but also renovating those already standing.
Data show that 40% of total EU energy consumption is used by the building sector and 36% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. This is why we need to improve the energy performance of buildings across the EU ensuring better energy and resource efficiency.
Based on existing best practices and pilots this workshop will dive deeper into innovative financing solutions that leverage the cooperation between public and private actors for creating impact and better buildings that help us fight climate change.
Providing sustainable investment opportunities for citizens through crowdfunding platforms, allows to establish transparent and democratic mechanisms making more effective use of public funding. At the same time, mobilising private investments for projects that create impact accelerates the energy transition and improves our daily life.
The workshop is organised in the frame of the EC co-funded CitizEE project. CitizEE’s strategy is therefore conceived to support public authorities with a twofold purpose:
- Setting up Citizen Investment Platforms. These investment platforms backed public funds (namely the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are considered as Investment facilities channelling public and private financing from several co-investors to provide financial products to designated final beneficiaries and/or projects.
- Developing, testing and evaluating tailored and widely adopted citizen financing schemes for energy efficiency. Citizen financing mechanisms, such as crowdfunding or cooperative funding will be matched with public financing instruments.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For information on the future webinars of the series, dates and registration, follow us on social media and project partners’ websites.
CitizEE Newsletter: April 2022
Welcome to the last newsletter of the CitizEE project. After four exciting years, the project is coming to an end. Let us share the most important news with you once again.
Best practices book
This booklet presents the experiences and recommendations of the four different demonstration projects. It also includes operational advice from a financial expert on developing and implementing citizen financing programs, and regulatory recommendations from a legal expert on scaling up citizen financing programs and improving efficiency and regulation. The Pilots section of the booklet presents the four different demonstration projects, their specific financing approach, and lessons learned. The key messages from our finance and legal expert can be found in the Core statements section.
CitizEE Policy Workshop: legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency – 11 March 2022
As part of CitizEE, a consortium co-financed by the EC under Horizon 2020, this workshop will present the legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency for policy makers, regulators and system operators.