Deploying technical assistance and building up administrative and logistical capacity in the Member States is a key enabler to turn the EU Renovation Wave into a reality and deliver the multiple benefits of energy efficiency across countries, regions, cities and to individual households.
Technical assistance plays a central role in removing the administrative, financial and other hurdles for ministries, cities, local authorities, businesses and households to renovate buildings. Allocating dedicated resources to technical assistance would enable support for public authorities to map out their building stock, prepare long-term renovation strategies and develop and
aggregate renovation proposals. In addition, these funds could be invested in education and training of workforce (upskilling and reskilling) as well as in information campaigns to increase citizens and businesses’ awareness about the multiple benefits of renovations in terms of cost-savings, comfort, improved living conditions and increased productivity.
This webinar will dive into the topic of technical assistance for energy efficiency projects and discuss how to strengthen technical assistance in the Member States and scale-up renovations across Europe.
Date and time: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 10:00 – 11:45 CET
- 10:00 Setting the scene and moderation
Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy
- 10:05 Cohesion policies and technical assistance
Nicola de Michelis, Director for Smart & Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation, DG Regio, European Commission
Mercedes Caballero Fernández, Secretaria General de Fondos Europeos, Ministerio de Hacienda, Spain (tbc)
Quentin Galland, Public Affairs Director, Knauf Insulation
- 10:35 Supporting Member States to implement energy efficiency projects
Nathalie Berger, Director for Support to Member States’ Reforms, DG Reform, European Commission
Renzo Tomellini, Head of the Technical Secretariat of Minister Cingolani, Ministry of Ecological Transition, Italy
Mirella Vitale, Senior Vice President, Rockwool
Julie Kjestrup, Head of EU Affairs, Danfoss
- 11:05 Boosting technical assistance through EU legislation
Paula Pinho, Director for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, DG Energy, European Commission
Bertrand Deprez, Vice President EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric (tbc)
Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Affairs, Signify and EU-ASE Board Chair
- 11:35 Conclusions