Partners: RURENER, rural territories in the French central mountain range and the rest of Europe.

Funding: French government (FNADT), Region Nouvelle Aquitaine

The project aims at boosting project for the energy transition in rural territories. It is composed of 4 axes :
1) Develop a methodology for monitoring evaluation of impact of territorial energy strategies tailored rural areas.
2) Build cooperation projects to boost rural energy: support rural stakeholders in identifying partners and writing project proposals.
3) Structure field study tours in pilot territories in Europe to promote the exchange of experiences and transfer of knowledge.
4) Take local insights to European decision makers.

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Citizen Climate Assembly

Partners: Region of Wallonne (BE), APERe network (BE), LAG Beaujolais Vert (FR), DEeNET (GER), Community Energy Scotland (UK), RURENER

Funding: Province of Luxembourg (pilot in Belgium)

The Citizens Climate Assembly is a participatory democracy initiative around environment issues. It is intended to contribute to a more just and sustainable world. For this, citizens debate issues around the environment and climate change (adaptation, mitigation in the territory. There are two innovative components to this project:
- Participants are randomly selected ensuring a diverse assembly.
- The articulation of public policy. Assembly resolutions and recommendations are presented to the local and regional councils. These debates thus help the territory work towards goals.

REVE Demain l'Energie (Dream Tomorrow's Energy)

Partners: LAG Pays Vichy-Auvergne (FR), LAG Loire Beauce (FR), LAG Trois Sources (FR), LAG Beaujolais Vert (FR), LAG Sud Mayenne (FR), LAG Ceahlau Tasca (RO), RURENER

Funding: LEADER

The project was born from the observation that energy transition projects were often motivated by the will to leave a sustainable world to future generations. Children are affected are affected by our energy choices and it is important to invite them to think about energy issues and opportunities. Children were asked to imagine and draw tomorrow’s energy system and their productions were displayed and shared between partners.
The main goal of the project was to raise the awareness of children and adults on energy challenges. Indeed, by inviting children to think about the future of energy, the purpose was to invite their parents to question their approach of energy as well. Energy challenges are at stake at the global level but also at the very local level, in each and every household.

100% RES Communities

Partners: CLER, réseau pour la transition énergétique (FR), Legambiente (IT), Climate Alliance Austria (AUS/EU), Community Energy Scotland (UK), Innergies (BE), deENet (GER), ENERGIAKLUB (HU), Climate Alliance (world), SOLAGRO (FR), Slovenski Forum (SLO)
University of Bacau (RO), AF-CityPlan (CZE), RURENER

Funding: Intelligent Energy Europe

Structured around five twinning pilot projects in 10 countries, the project promotes areas in rural Europe determined to develop renewable energy resources, and reduce energy expenses for inhabitants, businesses and small towns. The main goal of this project was to establish the sustainable, renewable energy supply of rural communities. This will be obtained by sharing experiences, designing sustainable energy action plans and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Isole Toit (Insulate your roof/yourself)

Partners: LAG Parc naturel régional de Millevaches (Regional Natural Park), LAG Beaujolais Vert
Energies pour Demain (association), L’Arban (permanent workshop for urban planning and housing), RURENER

Funding: LEADER

1) Establish a campaign to mobilize and raise awareness of individuals and municipalities about renovation, in particular roof, responsible for high-energy consumption;
2) Lead a communication campaign, inform on funding opportunities and current regulations (creation of a renovation guide);
3) Promote grouped purchase for local bio-based insulating material: commit to a collective approach that facilitate the allocation of funding and allows lowering the costs.

For more detailed information, take a look at the projects’ ID card (in French and English):