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What the call aims to do The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.   This is why the call will support:  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

Cultural-E is a EU-funded project, which aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Buildings, accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios (UCI) are set to finance green investments in Iberia ranging from the refurbishment of existing buildings to the construction of Nearly Zero-Energy properties.  These investments will be possible thanks to the provision of energy efficiency mortgages and consumer loans to the market by UCI.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: News

The "Energy Efficiency Watch Survey" collects opinions from experts in all EU Member States on how they see the progress in energy efficiency in the last years in their own country.   Your opinion counts! Make it heard by completing our survey at: www.energy-efficiency-watch-survey.eu. This will only take about 10 minutes of your time.  
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News

On the 1st of May, Denmark's Social Democratic Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, made a crucial announcement that relieved many public housing companies in Denmark: a proposal to activate 30 billion DKK from the Landsbyggefonden (the National Building Fund) to renovation of social housing during 2020-2026. Of these, 18.4 billion DKK (2.4 billion €) will be used to renovate the 72,000-social housing in the fund's support queue. The remaining 11.6 billion DKK (1.5 billion €) will serve future renovations until 2026, with the focus on the green transition.
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: News

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to save energy and money, lockdown or not How to stay energy-efficient, healthy and productive in times of lockdown How can ICT solutions contribute to the energy-behavioural change? (webinar) Last trends in energy-saving applications  
Post date: 18 May 2020
Type: News

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and planet would be long-lasting and, in some cases, irreversible. Recent events in countries like Australia have shown us a glimpse of the future and that the worst, if we do not act now, is yet to come.   
Post date: 13 May 2020
Type: News

12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.   The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of topics).   The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation.  
Post date: 13 May 2020
Type: News

The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work more closely together in order to achieve their individual and collective renewable energy targets.
Post date: 7 May 2020
Type: News

The SKILLCO Erasmus+ international construction project 2017-20 was successfully completed with 923 individuals participating in the pilot training sessions for four previously identified as missing sectoral skills in three partner countries (Slovenia, Germany and Hungary). The project also resulted in the development of the SKILLgApp mobile application with SkillCO teaching materials to assist learners in training.  
Post date: 6 May 2020
Type: News