The fourth and final learning cycle of the PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme for cities started last month, bringing together 59 mentee cities, from 14 countries and 18 mentors from 12 countries. This learning experience aims to inform participants on best practices from various cities and regions in the European Union, regarding financing sustainable plans and actions.
Online tools & learning resources
A valuable resource available from previous Learning Cycles, can be found in the Mentors' corner - by clicking on "Learning group status" under each featured mentor. This will take you to a more detailed overview of the learning module of the group, the innovative financing schemes covered by the sessions, and the type of the learning activities that took place.
Another resource you must not miss is the PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix tool, which was created with the aim of supporting local authorities in choosing the most suitable financing scheme for local sustainable energy and climate projects. Through this self-assessment tool, local authorities will be able to determine which model is the most suitable for them. You can find out more about the tool and download it along with the user guide here. This tool has been developed in the context of the PROSPECT Benchmark for integrated learning Report, which introduces a City Capacity Assessment Framework focusing on city planning, financing and implementation capacity for sustainable energy-related projects. The report can be accessed here.
If you are looking for good practices structured on thematic areas (public and private buildings, public lighting, cross-sectoral), we recommend you visit this section on the H2020 PROSPECT website for concrete examples.
For any other public reports and results, please access the library section.
Workshop: "Green financing: unlocking the local energy transition"
On the 5th of March, the PROSPECT team is organising a workshop in Wels, Austria, in the context of the European Energy Efficiency Conference and the World Sustainable Energy Days. By providing a 'toolbox' of smart financing instruments and programmes, this workshop will help participants find the right financing solutions for their sustainable energy projects.
For those working on local and regional energy transition or those interested in financing sustainable energy projects, this workshop provides a quick and efficient way to learn about which instruments work in what contexts and how they can be successfully applied locally. The Workshop programme can be found here.