Work package T4: Trainings, policies an plans

WP aims at training city energy managers, Local authorities and technicians and at developing joint policy recommendations and action plans. The preparatory phase will outline the training needs and will define the training package. Structure of the e-learning and face to face courses and the list of thematic modules on energy, environment and finance will be developed. Regional modules concerning local needs will be developed by each partner. An internal workshop, preparatory for face to face trainings, will harmonize and integrate the modules among partners and will share toolkit and project knowledge. Afterwards, the e-learning will be developed and implemented in ENEA e-learning platform which assures availability of the course after the project end. E-learning will be targeted to Local authorities , school managers, technicians , consultants, teachers and students. The e-learning course progress will be monitored constantly by the ENVIROS staff. Face to face courses and individual consultations will aim at sharing project knowledge and will be targeted to city energy managers, LA, technicians etc. Trainings (3 per country) will be practice-oriented and will be focused on regional context, best practices, pilot studies. A final evaluation of the trainings will be performed together with the lessons learned. All working material developed for these trainings will be made available on web site. Partners and associated ones will guarantee the sustainability of the project results and their concrete implementation by policy recommendations which will be up taken by a number of local, national and international consolidated networks where the partners are part of and by capitalizing the contacts developed during the project, 4 Memorandums of Understanding for each country to include the toolkit as a reference tool in local SEAPs (forthcoming annual revision) and a cooperation plan with Covenant of Mayors.

The partners will define policy recommendations supporting the local decision makers and will develop innovative policies and strategies which will be included in Action Plans. The involvement of the policy makers will be pivotal in order to secure project sustainability. Policy recommendations will outline strategies for municipalities to renovate public schools. These findings will conveniently be included in the forthcoming revision of regional SEAPs.