Report on Mutual Learning Approaches (WP2 T1)
Inventory of mutual learning approaches and applied approaches by project partners in the region
Version 1.0, 31.05.2016
The document defines and describes different mutual learning approaches and applied approaches in the Alpine region by project partners.
Mutual learning approaches and their application are excellent instruments for improving the implementation of local and regional authorities’ climate change and energy policies. They are based on the concept that people who work on similar issues and have similar roles and working backgrounds in their cities and regions can share experiences and learn from each other. These people can be regional, city and community experts, decision makers or localstakeholders.
Bottom-up Definition of Local Needs (WP3 / T2)
The project PEACE_Alps is based on a bottom-up approach of local needs. In order to get strategic information and to prepare the ground for following activities a detailed desk research was carried out. The objectives were to analyse firstly which are the needs of the local authorities (LAs), secondly divide the involved municipalities into categories: e.g. population, geographical location, environment/climate issues; then to gather examples of approaches or tools that has been set up in other EU projects; finally, to find out which are the opportunities for LAs to use European funding for the implementation of their actions.
Video tool "How to implement energy actions plans"
The project PEACE_Alps developed a structured process to support municipalities in achieving their CO2-reduction goals. It explains how local authorities can be supported by a regional coordinator who gathers the main needs, obstacles and possible solutions that different municipalities can implement together.
Set up of centralised supporting solutions for local authorities WP4 / T3
During the bottom-up process (WPT2), obstacles, and needs of municipalities have been identified. Some of these are specific to a certain region, others are of a more general nature.
The centralized implementation with the support from pooling managers have triggered activities in numerous municipalities. The core idea of this action is that thanks to a set of centralized solutions, several municipalities can benefit from a sort of economy of scale effect, which will - in addition to less CO2 emissions - lead to savings of money, time and human resources.The project partners have set up centralised services and tested them in a transnational mutual learning process among themselves and with the involved local authorities. Below all centralised solutions implemented are attached.
Policy Recommendations (WP5 / T4)
PEACE_Alps has summarised recommendations FOR POLICY MAKERS at the EU, national, regional and local (inter-municipal) levels regarding the acceleration of the transition to a low-carbon economy with centralised energy services at regional and inter-municipal levels that can effectively support the implementation of sustainable energy action plans.
The recommendations are based on the outcomes of discussions and activities carried out by project partners within the framework of the PEACE_Alps project. They were derived by identifying gaps in existing policy instruments and defining key elements that could be introduced in the future as well as reviewing legislation and tools that can facilitate the implementation of centralised energy services.
PEACE_Alps offers a helpdesk for territorial coordinators for sharing knowledge, discussions among peers about strategies, tools and centralized solutions. The tool will be accessable even after the closure of the project and shall enhance the successful implementation of energy action plans in the alpine space (D5.3.1).
Engagement Campaign in Alpine Space Area (WP T4)
The aim of the Engagement Campaing was to widen the impact of the PEACE_Alps project through engaging with 20 additional organizations (Replication Pawere not part of the partnership and have strong interests in implemenservices as Territorial Coordinator. The key objectives were:
1. The identification and selection of Candidate Partners;
2. Establishing bilateral learning partnerships; and
3. Evaluation of the bilateral transfer activities.
More than a dozen videos were produced by the PEACE_Alps project team. They can be found on the Youtube chanel of the project.
The PEACE_Alps Newsletters are listed under "News and Events".
PEACE_Alps communication material
The PEACE_Alps publications as well as project promotion can be downloaded here.
PEACE_Alps project leaflet, poster and rollup
Proceedings of the International PEACE_Alps Conference
As PEACE_Alps project handbook (D6.2.3) an interactive online prezi publication was realized which is accessible via the PEACE_Alps website. For further dissemination of the handbook, a postcard with QR code and website URL of the prezi publication was printed and distributed during the international PEACE_Alps conference in October 2018 and project partner events.
Networking with other projects in Alpine Space Area region
In order to establish contacts with similar projects working on the same topics in the alpine space area and with the objective of exchanging experiences and best practices, the PEACE_Alps project has built up an informal network. The main scope was to explore possible forms of cooperation.
PEACE_Alps Communication Strategy (WP C)
Report Communication Strategy
This document defines and describes the communication strategy of the project.
The communication strategy (CS) will enhance the impact of the project, describing all management-, thematic- and result-related communication activities. The strategy is linked to the specific objectives of the project. Corresponding communication objectives were developed, target groups defined and concrete actions designed which will support the interaction between the communication actors and the target groups.
PEACE_Alps Communication Reports
PEACE_Alps reports on proceedings of regional, national and international project dissemination events as well as of media and web activities are listed below.