The overall objective of the regional meeting of GFSE was to enable a dialogue on identifying potentials and addressing barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in these regions, examining policy and institutional frameworks as well as financial mechanisms, and exchanging experiences and best-practice. Special attention was given to regional approaches, cooperation initiatives and involvement of investors.

The meeting consisted of four plenary sessions, two panel sessions and four parallel sessions, one of them – “Regional approaches for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency ” was moderated by Olena Rybak, and it was concluded on 29 April with an excursion to ENERGYbase, a near zero-energy house, and the Austrian Institute of Technology.

EUEA representatives took part in the roundtable “Project Realization Experience in the Sphere of Energy Efficiency in Housing and Municipal Economy of Ukraine”
EUEA Newsletter, April 2011