Last week (14-16 March) the first meeting took place in the Co2mmunity project, co-financed from the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region program.
Invited by project partners: Municipality of Middelfart (Denmark) and Heinrich-Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), partners visited examples of community energy projects in Denmark and Germany. It was a great opportunity to meet with practitioners and learn from them. The lessons learnt will be certainly translate into the implementation of goals and tasks in our project.
The aim of the Co2mmunity project is to foster development of community energy (CE) projects based on renewable energy sources by:
increasing the importance of community energy and cooperative energy projects in the plans and strategies of the countries in the Baltic Sea region
strengthening the concept of cooperative energy projects in local communities
including the concept of energy cooperative and energy cluster in national, regional and local energy strategies
establishing international cooperation in the area of exchange of expert knowledge, integration of stakeholders and support in running community energy projects,
promotion of community energy, social mobilization and education
setting up “RENCOP” – renewable energy cooperative partnerships – that initiates and support community energy projects in the Baltic Sea region.