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CO2FREE  =  Cooperating to Foster Renewables & Energy Effic.
Equipping Europe's regional and local authorities with solutions to address energy efficiency and sustainable transport challenges

Project Status:
Completed
Project Leader:
Funding Programme:
INTERREG IV C
Project Budget:
€1,645,549
Start Date:
Nov, 2010
Finish Date:
Dec, 2012
The aim of the project is to:

Give the regional and local authorities specific instruments to address the challenge of energy efficiency and sustainable transport, by jointly developing Action Plans in close cooperation with regional stakeholders, to be implemented by making use of mainstream Objective 1 and 2 Structural Funds available in each participating region.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Translate the best practices mastered by the CO2FREE partnership into regional Action Plans to be implemented under the Operational Programmes of the EU Structural Funds (Objective 1 and 2 Operational Programmes) in each region.
  • Gain political commitment that regional Action Plans will be actually implemented, both from the regional stakeholders and the Managing Authorities of the Operational Programmes.
  • Involve regional and local stakeholders in the preparation of regional Action Plans.
  • Disseminate information about the project, its objectives, the approach, results and lessons learned to a large audience including policy and decision makers at local, regional, national and EU level, as well as EU local and regional authorities.
RegionOrganisation / Role
Ávila City
Spain
Avila County Council
Co-responsible for developing the bi-annual newsletter
Carinthia
Austria
Carinthian Federal State Government
Project Management
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Exchange of experiences dedicated to the transfer of good practices into EU Structural Funds mainstream programmes
Donegal
Ireland
Donegal County Council
Communication and Dissemination / Responsible for organizing the Interregional Closing Conference
Donegal
Ireland
ERNACT
Management and Coordination
North Karelia
Finland
Regional Council of North Karelia
Responsible for Organizing Seminars
San Sebastián
Spain
Fomento de San Sebastián
Responsible for Organizing the Interregional Launch Conference / Reporting to the Steering Committee the component 3
South East Bulgaria Region
Bulgaria
ARDI
Responsible for Organizing Seminars / Co-responsible for developing the bi-annual newsletter
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland
Reporting to the Steering Committee on the progress of the Communication and Dissemination
West Romania
Romania
WRDA
Designing a Common Action Plans Format
CO2FREE stems from the need identified by the partner regions to address the problem of climate change and the dependency on fossil fuels, and to seek ICT-based solutions for energy challenges and new approaches to make transport more sustainable; the partners have decided to tackle these issues through the exchange of good practices and their transfer into their Regional Operational Programmes.




CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom