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2021

Report on Development and validation of template documents and contracts for the actors

CITIZEE REPORT - 24 August 2021

With a view on the recent developments regarding the relevant legal framework in the context of the European Green Deal, this report shall serve as overview and guideline on how (energy efficiency/renewable energy) projects can be facilitated through private and public money under the ongoing process of updating the legal and regulatory framework.

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CFs4EE Financing Schemes follow up report

CITIZEE REPORT - 12 August 2021

The main objective of this report is to inform about the implementation of the CFs4EE financing scheme in the four different pilot countries/regions. In addition to describing the planned and revised schemes, the report also includes a section on next steps and commitments, as well as a brief assessment of the impact of the KPIs of the overall CitizEE project.

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Project Delivery Process Design and Validation Report

CITIZEE REPORT - 01 July 2021

The purpose of this template is to allow CitizEE Pilot Regions to describe the project delivery process and the project delivery organization to be put in place to support the development of their CFs4EE Financing Scheme.

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Funding Source Action Plan

CITIZEE REPORT - 01 July 2021

The Funding Source Action Plan includes the Action Plan that evaluates the sources of available public funding for each pilot country and detail the tasks and schedule to mobilize the funds in order to set-up the Public Financing Instrument.

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Business Model Report

CITIZEE REPORT - 01 July 2021

The purpose of this guidance document is to support Pilot Regions in the design of their CFs4EE Financing Scheme. The report also defines the added value expected from the project delivery partners of the scheme
and the selection criteria to use in the procurement phase.

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Report on capacity building activities

CITIZEE REPORT - 12 May 2021

This report on capacity building activities provides an overview of the CITIZEE Capacity Building activities. The activities will consist in training workshops and webinars. Overall, 3 capacity building workshops are foreseen, bringing together experts from the EU regions/municipalities/cities representations and clusters or networks and other stakeholders interested in implementing CFs4EE Financing Schemes for energy efficiency projects.

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Annual report on events held, promotional material and social media achievements

CITIZEE REPORT - 12 May 2021

This document describes the project related dissemination and communication actions performed during the first 2
years (May 2019 – May 2021) of the project implementation. This includes:
• Promotional materials created and published;
• Social media campaign achievements during the first 2 years of the CitizEE project and
• Participation in events.

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Simulation tool and pilot projects simulations

CITIZEE REPORT - 09 March 2021

In this report, the four CitizEE Pilot Cases (Portugal, Belgium, Croatia and Lithuania) assess and evaluate their investment programs for energy efficiency. The purpose is to determine for each investment program the level of energy savings (and/or renewable energy) targeted, the amount of investment to achieve it, the cash flows generated by the investments and the additional cash flows that may be necessary for the repayments in order to simulate the funding and financing structure of the Investment Platforms supporting the CFs4EE Financing Scheme.

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2020

Evaluation and Action Plan for Citizen Financing Schemes for Energy Efficiency

CITIZEE REPORT - 15 December 2020

In this report, the four CitizEE Pilot Cases (Portugal, Belgium, Croatia and Lithuania) evaluated the appropriateness of using certain Structured Financial Solutions versus others. In doing so, they were guided by the document "Map of Structured Financial Solutions for Citizen Financing Schemes for Energy Efficiency", which was developed within the CitizEE project to support the selection of Eligible Public Financing Instruments.

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Map of Structured Financial Solutions For CFS4EE Financing Schemes

CITIZEE REPORT - 17 July 2020

This guidance document aims to help the CitizEE Pilot Cases (Portugal, Belgium, Croatia and Lithuania) to select a suitable Public Financing Instrument (PFI), which they can implement to build their Citizen Financing Schemes for Energy Efficiency (CFs4EE) in the building sector. Therefore, different existing Public Financing Instruments were analyzed and selected with the objective of launching large scale investment programs in the energy renovation of buildings and to attract greater levels of private-sector investments, including Citizen Funding. The guidance document has been conceived as a roadmap/process to evaluate and select, which of the Structured Financial Solutions is the most appropriate for the Pilot Regions Financing Scheme scope and market situation.

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CitizEE Leaflet

- 05 March 2020

CitizEE leaflet has been produced to inform the audience about the project overall aim, specific objectives, key tasks and to present the project consortium.

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Market characterization segments and boundaries analysis

CITIZEE REPORT - 07 February 2020

The market characterization analysis focus on the current local Citizen Funding market related to the CFs4EE1 Financing Scheme2 scope and targeted beneficiaries defined in the grant agreement for each of the pilot country/region. The objective of the Market Characterization analysis is to identify the key decisional elements that will serve the evaluation of the CFs4EE Financing Scheme to be developed by the project and the Public Financing Instrument that will support the scheme.

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Legal and Regulatory Framework analysis

CITIZEE REPORT - 05 February 2020

This report is a compilation of the initial situation, the planned activities as well as the opportunities and difficulties of CitizEE’s four pilot regions Portugal (GOPARITY), Belgium (VEB), Croatia (REGEA) and Lithuania (VIPA). The result is a not only a comparitve overview of the current state from a legal point of view but to also an impression of what other relevant aspects for the pilot regions do exist.

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Master Action Plan for the Establishment of the Citizen Investment Platforms

CITIZEE REPORT - 30 January 2020

The aim of this Master Plan for the establishment of Investment Platforms is to provide CitizEE Pilot Countries/Regions a synthetic input about the practical implementation of the Investment Platforms within the CitizEE project Working planning. The structuring of the Master Plan is based on the analysis of the current EU legislation and policy documents regarding Investment Platforms under EFSI 2015-2020 framework, ESIF 2014-2020 operational program and as far as possible on the first experiences of existing Investment Platforms.

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Institutional, organisational and procedural report

CITIZEE REPORT - 10 January 2020

This report describes what EFSI-backed Investment Platforms are and how CitizEE H2020 project pilot regions can access the funds provided by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in order to set-up such investment platform to support the funding of their CFs4EE Financing Schemes.

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2019

CF4EE – Crowdfunding for Energy Efficiency

EXTERNAL RESOURCES - 02 October 2019

This study is a first effort to explore the potential of crowdfunding for financing cost-effective energy efficiency measures in developing countries, in particular in situations where lack of affordable financing is a main barrier to scaling up energy efficiency measures.

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Policy recommendations on regulatory and market framework improvements for crowdfunding RES projects

EXTERNAL RESOURCES - 02 October 2019

The report “Policy recommendations on regulatory and market framework improvements for crowdfunding RES projects” collects the experiences gathered during the discussions and events organized in the framework of the CrowdFundRES project and presents a number of recommendations and measures to foster crowdfunding for renewable energies.

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Crowdfunding renewable energy – A practical guide

EXTERNAL RESOURCES - 02 October 2019

This eBook stems from the work, events and results carried out during the CrowdFundRES project and available on www.crowdfundres.eu. In particular, this document collects insights from the following project results: guidelines for crowdfunding platforms, guidelines for project developers, guidelines for investors and the report on policy recommendations.

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