PrioritEE has its roots on a strong network of partners from five Mediterranean countries (Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Croatia) with complementary organizational background and competences which will ensure an effective capacity building and the adoption of an integrated participatory approach through a transfer of knowledge at transnational level.
The five partners countries have struggled to embed the EU commitment for sustainable energy within their energy policy, not because of a lack of priority, but because of the financial crisis and subsequent lack of available capacity (human and financial). Therefore, they have common problems and lessons learnt in the field of EE management to share with each other, which can generate synergies transferable to other countries.
To valorise the exchange of experiences among local authorities, 5 pilots will be defined and developed within the project based on an in-depth analysis of local priorities covering different EE domains. The resulting broad range of outcomes will be disseminated either within and outside the consortium through an open data & knowledge infrastructure, leveraging its social and economic value. In this context the transnational cooperation will foster an active participation of public authorities and stakeholders contributing significantly to gather and augment their perception for the multiple benefits of EE and local energy production and the implementation of such acquired good practices.