2017, Year of Innovation for Rural Energy

The project’s main goal is to stimulate the attention of decision-makers towards the achievements and needs of rural territories committed to the energy transition in Europe. In order to do so, the project aimed at capitalizing on existing pilot experiences, assessing local impact and promoting cooperation. Bringing up the results to European decision-makers is the approach of this project, reflecting the voice of rural territories based on concrete elements. The project is composed of 4 axes:

  • The monitoring-evaluation of impact of territorial energy policies
  • The building of cooperation projects
  • The structuring of field study tours in pilot territories: the Lands of Study
  • The advocacy for rural territories committed to the energy transition at the European level

A few pictures to illustrate the project…

RURENER hosting a conference at the European Sustainable Energy Week 2018
Field visits in Creuse (France) in September 2018
Preparing the field study tour in the Land of Study Communauté d’agglomération de l’Ouest Rhodanien (France)
Visit of Bussière Saint Georges, Creuse, for the cooperation project “Trions nos énergies”
Visit of the European Parliament – September 2019
Field visit in the Natural Park of Gaume for the project’s final event

The final report of the projet is available in French here.

Le rapport final du projet est disponible en Français ici.


Dates: May 2017 – October 2019

Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France), final event in the Natural Park of Gaume (Belgium)

Budget: 81.964,18 €

Funding: The Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires (CGET) and the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)