This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 785033.
CoME EASY’s overall objective is to promote, facilitate and extend the engagement of local public authorities in setting up and implementing sustainable and effective energy efficiency and climate action plans according to EU targets by applying a combination of synergistic supportive tools and initiatives. The CoME EASY project will provide municipalities with supporting tools for developing, monitoring and achieving their goals on energy and climate policy.
Taking into account the existence of a multitude of internationally approved and experienced initiatives in this context supporting local authorities, their overlaps and unique features, CoME EASY aims at bringing the most popular, suitable and compatible initiatives together. The project aims at enhancing synergies, overcoming barriers and creating an all-inclusive, comprehensive, user-friendly and effective open support package, i.e. it’s objective is to tune up the EEA tools and procedures to the requirements of the Covenant of Mayors, ISO and others in order to strengthen the municipalities commitment to EU targets and ensure a monitored, effective implementation of developed action plans / SECAPs at local level.
CoME EASY project consequently does not aim at developing a new initiative, but at elaborating a synthesizing, simplifying and strengthening element to successfully connect existing ones.
By joining strengths and benefits of several initiatives, CoME EASY aims at:
-facilitating capacity building and benchmarking, providing training materials, best practices and city KPIs,
-facilitating the daily operational work of local authorities in their ambitious path toward EU targets and
-facilitating the participation of public authorities in multiple initiatives seamlessly, enabling them to put together and follow their energy and climate action plans in an easier and more structured manner.
The project will last from May 2018 until April 2021 and will be implemented by an international consortium, consisting of partners from seven European countries. The effects will go on after the project end thanks to the promotion and dissemination activity and some figures have been already provided for the impacts at 2030 based on the partners (EEA network) active involvement.