Mediterranean Renewable Energy Communities

The Interreg MED Renewable Energy Community will hold its final event in Brussels to share the results of the project and the lessons learned from the past six years. Bringing together different stakeholders to share their perspectives, the event will focus on the challenges and opportunities for the energy transition in the Mediterranean and the role of local authorities and citizens in the transition. This final event acts as a bridge between presenting the closing of this project and the beginning of the follow-up projects within the framework of the new Interreg Euro-Med programme.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

9:00 – 9:20

Registration & coffee

9:20 – 9:30

Welcome by REVOLVE (Stuart Reigeluth & Marta Castillo)

9:30 – 9:45

Opening remarks

Nicolas Garnier, Responsible at the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg MED Programme
Danilo Ceh, Project Manager BISTRA LP Interreg MED Renewable Energy

9:45 – 10:00

The ETU Initiative: an ecosystemic vision for green MED territories. Policy recommendations from the project

Cynthia Echave, Project Coordinator in Euro-Mediterranean Economist Association – EMEA

10:00 – 11:30


Towards a holistic regional approach to rural areas and islands

The energy transition needs to reach more rural areas and islands around the Mediterranean. How can policy plans become more aligned and integrated with other sectoral plans to achieve greater impact?

Moderator: Lucija Rakocevic, Managing Partner, Th!nk E
Matthieu Ballu, DG ENER, European Commission
Cyril Dewaleyne, DG NEAR, European Commission

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15


Stories of Mediterranean energy transition flagship cases

How can communities lead the energy transition for rural areas and islands around the Mediterranean and beyond? On the ground highlights of real renewable energy transition results that are gaining local momentum.

Moderator: Alexia Boulanger, Senior Researcher, Environment Park
Carmelo Licitra, Technical Officer – Energy Manager, Municipality of Ragusa (Italy)
Branimic Greguric, EU Funds Associate, Municipality of Brdovec (Croatia)
Antonio Lecha, Head of the Climate Change Office, Municipality of Onda (Spain)
Davide Astiaso Garcia, Associate professor of Thermal Sciences, Energy Technology and Building Physics, Sapienza University of Rome – PRISMI and PRISMI Plus projects lead partner (Italy)
Francesco Fillippi, Project Mainstreaming manager, MUSOL Foundation – LOCAL4GREEN and LOCAL4GREEN Plus projects partner (Italy)

13:15 – 13:45

Closing remarks

Hvroje Maras, Chief Economists at REGEA
Kostas Komninos, General Director of the DAFNI Network of Sustainable Greek Islands

13:45 – 14:45


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