EU CITY FACILITY: CALL FOR COUNTRY EXPERT IN POLAND
EUCF is looking for Country Experts to support local authorities in Poland. Country experts should have proven technical and financial expertise and national/local working experience in the field of energy and climate investments. The deadline to apply for this position is May 7th.
You can find the detailed information here.
European City Facility (EUCF) – Background
The new pan-European City Facility (EUCF) is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts.
The Facility will address two fundamental barriers for sustainable energy investments:
- Financial and legal capacity of local authorities to transform their long-term energy and climate strategies (e.g. SEAPs, SECAPs etc.) into appropriate investment concepts.
- Lack of aggregation of fragmented smaller projects (for example in the building sector) and thus lack of attractiveness for the financial sector.
Successful applicants to the EUCF (cities and municipalities) will make us of the lump sum to develop their investment concept, which represents an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The objective is to facilitate the subsequent mobilization of (local) investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
European City Facility (EUCF) – Timeline
The EU City facility is run by a consortium of 5 partners: Energy Cities, Adelphi, Climate Alliance, Enviros, FEDARENE.
Start of the project: 09/2019 – 48 months
The consortium proposed a decentralised support system especially for the benefit of small and medium-sized cities which often fail to access centrally managed EU funds and programmes. For each EU Member State, the consortium will appoint a Country Expert, whose role will be to support cities in their ‘city journey’ and to support the EUCF Team for a smooth EUCF operation and monitoring. We will select Country Experts based on their proven technical and financial competences and national/local working experience in the field of energy and climate investments, their existing relations and contacts with cities, best value for money and references.
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