The low-carbon priority aims at increasing the use of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency while exploiting the economic growth potential of the low-carbon sector. The projects funded under this priority will contribute to enhancing knowledge and skills with regard to efficient energy management of public infrastructures. They will develop and implement territorially based low-carbon strategies and support mobility in functional urban areas hence helping to tackle the challenges central Europe is facing in energy production and consumption.
Many cities in central Europe lack the capacity to improve their energy efficiency. Their administrations have to undergo organisational reforms. CitiEnGov helped nine cities to create
energy departments that will implement state-of-the-art low carbon strategies. > project website
Dynamic lighting infrastructure can reduce public energy costs by half. Many municipalities want to make use of such infrastructure but lack the expertise. In eight public spaces,
Dynamic Light tested new solutions that improve lighting and save energy at the same time. > project website
Heat recovery is a potential energy source that is still underused in central Europe. Waste heat is often just released into the environment. CE-HEAT mapped this waste heat in public
buildings and developed a digital cadastre for reusing it.
More and more goods being shipped, greener freight transport is needed. Often it is the last mile that is most emission intense. SULPiTER developed plans for sustainable urban logistics to
move goods in a more energy-efficient way.
Learn more about the cooperation links that were established among partners in our low carbon projects.
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Million ERDF in total
The funding programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2007-13 was our predecessor. More than 1.300 public institutions and private businesses closely
cooperated in 124 transnational projects for the benefit of our regions. Take a look at what Interreg achieved already back then:
To find out more about projects and beneficiaries of other cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes within the European Union visit the KEEP database