EU4Energy: Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)

Project Description
The EU-funded CLEEN project has built up a regional partnership of more than 30 civil society organisations involved in local energy policies across Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Working together, this network promotes energy efficiency measures and ensures legislation is properly implemented on the ground.
Specific Objective
- Strengthening the capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to monitor local policies and budgets.
- Increasing cooperation with local authorities and stakeholders.
- Encouraging policy dialogue.
- Raising awareness on energy efficiency.
Expected Results
The CLEEN project is training CSO staff in the four Eastern Partnership countries to enhance their public policy skills and analytical abilities. A training programme consisting of three modules and involving national and international experts has been devised to help CSOs effectively implement their own projects. All training modules are available in Russian and English and are available as an online tool.
The project is also tackling energy efficiency at grassroots level by identifying knowledge gaps. Surveys, for example, have been conducted in remote regions to assess levels of citizen awareness. The survey findings could feed into better-targeted awareness campaigns.
Using newly acquired skills, CSOs will be in a much better position to promote reform and public accountability in the field of energy efficiency, bringing cost savings and benefits to citizens and cities. Helping CSOs to come together also enables them to share experiences, network and replicate local energy practices elsewhere.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Regional
Priority Area:
Partnership that greens, Partnership that empowers
Subsector:
Energy & energy efficiency, Civil society
Topic:
Energy, Civil society
EaP Countries:
Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine
Project Status:
Completed
Start Date:
01.01.2015
End Date:
31.12.2018
Implementing Organisation:
Funding by the EU:
€993 343
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