Technical support to help EU islands address and embrace the clean energy transition is on offer from the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat, with a new call for applications.
From formulating strategic energy transition plans to grid integration studies, regulatory analysis, or help finding financing for concrete projects, this technical support – the new call, aims at bringing solutions to all European islands and is tailored to fit whichever phase of the energy transition they are in.
Islands are first invited to use a self-assessment tool to refine the type of support they need, then apply by filling in an online form. It requires a description of the requested support services, the expected impact of the project and the stakeholder team that takes responsibility. The guideline for applicants covers all the details on the technical support and the application process.
Islands are welcome to submit questions regarding the provided support and the application process to the secretariat: [email protected].
In addition, a webinar will be organised on 20 April 2021 at 11:00-12:00 (CET) explaining how to apply and addressing questions either received by mail before 16 April, or asked by webinar participants.
Throughout the application process, the secretariat’s regional partners will be available to help and assist island stakeholders in their local language.
The deadline for submitting applications for the first call is 4 May 2021 at 23:59 (CET). A second call is planned for February 2022.
Source: European Commission I News (https://bit.ly/3rEgij5)