Quality Management Systems as tools to implement smart Energy and Climate Action Plans - the European Energy Award
CoME EASY H2020 project aims to promote, facilitate, support and extend the engagement of local public authorities on their pathway towards a sustainable and responsible energy and climate policy according to EU targets.
CoME EASY offers an all-inclusive, effective and easy-to-apply package of supportive tools for local authorities to unite and synthesize the benefits, strengths and unique features of internationally and nationally recognized energy efficiency and climate policy management approaches. European Energy Award’s, Covenant of Mayors’, ISO’s, Smart City’s and other initiatives’ requirements will be tuned up and harmonized in order to strengthen the municipal commitment to EU targets and to enhance synergies. Through the project’s supportive tools municipalities can develop, monitor and achieve ambitious goals with less effort and improve their local energy efficiency and climate policy.
The project IMPLEMENT- Improving Local Energy and climate policy through quality management and labelling – has been funded under the Horizon2020 programme and last from spring 2018 until spring 2022. By introducing the quality management and awarding system European Energy Award (eea) in Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Croatia, Greece and Poland, the project aims at setting up the necessary structures to carry out the programme in municipalities in the new target regions.
During the project, 30 pilot municipalities will further develop and implement their climate and energy strategy by using the eea standards and the associated criteria catalogue with a detailed set of recommendable measures. Newly trained and accredited eea advisors will guide and monitor the continuous progress while awarding will ensure that municipalities implement their climate and energy plans according to high quality standards. The municipality’s experiences and successes will pave the way for more municipalities in the target regions to join the eea.