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Quick Reference Guide

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Quick Reference Guide – Financing Opportunities for Local Sustainable Energy & Climate Actions 2014-2020
Short guide outlining financing funds, programmes and schemes in a matrix format, making financing opportunities easy to find for Covenant Signatories and Coordinators.
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Use of European Regional Development Funds 2007-2013 & 2014-2020 in Italian Regions for the Covenant of Mayors
The aim of this report is to list, region by region, the financial support given to municipalities through the European Regional Development Funds (inclusive of regions that are not officially Covenant Territorial Coordinators).


To find out how fellow Covenant Signatories are tapping into these and other resources, read the collection of case studies listed in the Covenant Thematic Leaflet on financing.

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Thematic leaflet on Inspirational Financing Schemes: Food for Thought for Covenant Signatories
This Thematic Leaflet seeks to provide an overview of the different funding opportunities available to Covenant Signatories at the local, regional, national and European level.
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Structural Funds & Cohesion Fund

The European Cohesion Policy is divided into three main funding instruments:

  • The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • The European Social Fund (ESF)
  • The Cohesion Fund (CF)

More info: “Cohesion policy: Strategic Report 2010 on the implementation of the programmes 2007-2013” (in all EU languages)

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for energy efficiency improvements and use of renewable energy in existing housing

  • In each Member State, expenditure on energy efficiency improvements and on the use of renewable energy in existing housing shall be eligible up to an amount of 4 % of the total ERDF allocation.
  • Member States ought to amend existing priorities to reallocate received funds (ERDF) towards energy-saving measures in existing housing
  • No formal approvals of the Operational Programmes by the European Commission are needed
  • Member States do not need to wait until the end of 2013 to implement the necessary changes

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Communication of the European Commission ‘Regional policy contributing to sustainable growth in Europe

JESSICA technical assistance

JESSICA – Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas - is an initiative developed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, in collaboration with the Council of Europe Development Bank.

Under new procedures, Member States or regions are being given the option of using the structural funds to make repayable investments in projects forming part of an integrated plan for sustainable urban development. These investments, which may take the form of equity, loans and/or guarantees, are delivered to projects via Urban Development Funds and, if required, Holding Funds.

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JASPERS technical assistance

JASPERS - Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions - assists the 12 Central and Eastern EU Member States in the preparation of major projects to be submitted for grant financing under the Structural and Cohesion Funds. The aim is to increase the quantity and quality of projects to be sent for approval to the services of the Commission. JASPERS’ assistance, which is provided free of charge, is geared towards accelerating the absorption of the available funds.

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Cooperation programme INTERREG IV A

The programme supports cross-border cooperation along all interior borders of the EU. The aim is to enhance the exchange of experiences between the European regions and find joint solutions on problems encountered. The main idea is to prevent the "re-inventing of wheel" and replicate faster successful policies and strategies implemented elsewhere. The added value of such projects is sometimes intangible – improved knowledge, capacities, contacts, and new experiences, sometimes pilot actions and hard investments are financed.

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Cooperation programmes INTERREG IV B

Pilot projects, investment preparation and light investments are allowed within this type of cooperation.

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Cooperation programmes INTERREG IV C & URBACT

Interregional cooperation (INTERREG IV C): Projects are strictly focused on the exchange of experiences and some light pilot initiatives - testing methodologies and tools. Investment activities are not supported.

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URBACT: European exchange and learning programme for cities promoting sustainable urban development. Cities work together to develop solutions to major urban challenges, reaffirming the key role they play in facing increasingly complex societal changes.

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Obzor 2020

Program Obzor 2020 pokrenut je 2014. godine kao sljednik programa Inteligentna energija u Europi (eng. Intelligent Energy-Europe).

Obzor 2020 financijski je instrument za provedbu Inovacijske unije, vodeće inicijative strategije Europa 2020. koja ima za cilj osigurati globalnu konkurentnost Europe. Obzor 2020, program za istraživanje i inovacije Europske komisije vrijedan 80 milijardi EUR usredotočit će se na izvrsnost u znanosti, predvodništvo u industriji i suočavanje s izazovima društva. Postoji nekoliko poziva kojima se nudi financiranje s ciljem pomoći javnim vlastima u provedbi održivih energetskih politika.

Više informacija

Pozivi na podnošenje prijava 2014.

ELENA facility

ELENA – European Local Energy Assistance – is a facility that provides grants for technical assistance. The wide range of measures eligible for such financial support include: feasibility & market studies; structuring of investment programmes; business plans; energy audits; preparation of tendering procedures & contractual arrangements and allocation of investment programme management to newly recruited staff. The aim is to bundle dispersed local projects into systemic investments and make them bankable.

The actions featured in the municipalities’ action plans and investment programmes must be financed through other means, such as loans, ESCOs or structural funds.

ELENA is financed through the European Intelligent Energy-Europe programme with an annual budget of €15 million.

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This new technical assistance facility has been launched by the European Commission in cooperation with the German group KfW. It supports medium-sized investment projects of less than €50 million with a focus on carbon crediting.


Developed by the European Commission in partnership with the Council of Europe Development Bank, ELENA-CEB will provide technical assistance for the development of investment projects targeting social housing.

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Inicijativa EBRD-ELENA podupire pripremu i pokretanje financiranja u svrhu ulaganja u održivu energiju od stane lokalnih i regionalnih vlasti te drugih javnih tijela.

Inicijativa će pokriti do 90% troškova ukupne tehničke suradnje (TS) potrebnih za pripremu i provedbu instrumenata održive energije u općinskom sektoru, uključujući studije izvedivosti i tržišne studije, utvrđivanje i pripremu prihvatljivih projekata, poslovnih planiranja, energetskih revizija, provedbu i verifikaciju projekata, uspostavu jedinica za provedbu projekata, pripremu natječajne dokumentacije i pokretanja natječajnog postupka.

Inicijativa podupire pet vrsta projekata ulaganja u energetsku učinkovitost koje financira EBRD:

  • općinski projekti izgradnje,
  • projekti toplinarstva,
  • projekti gradskog prijevoza,
  • lokalni infrastrukturni projekti,
  • i komunalna infrastruktura.

Države koje ostvaruju pravo na inicijativu su: Bugarska, Hrvatska, Estonija, Makedonija, Mađarska, Latvija, Litva, Poljska, Rumunjska, Slovačka i Slovenija.

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Molimo da za dodatne informacije kontaktirate EBRD.

Smart Cities & Communities

Covenant Signatories having taken a political commitment to mitigate climate change and developed a holistic sustainable energy action plan for their territories can also benefit from the technology component of Europe’s energy policy. The Smart Cities initiative will support a limited number of larger technology-focused projects of cities and regions featuring pioneering measures in sustainable use and production of energy as well as in mobility.

It will draw upon the other Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) initiatives, in particular the Solar Europe Initiative and European Electricity Grid Initiative, as well as on the EU public-private partnership for Buildings and Green Cars, established under the European Economic Plan for Recovery.

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European Energy Efficiency Facility

A new European investment fund for sustainable energy projects is to be launched in 2011. This fund will use the unspent €146 million from the European Economic Recovery Programme, supplemented by co-funding from the European Investment Bank, in order to provide equity, guarantees and debt products for public authorities and entities acting on their behalf. The fund will focus on investments in buildings, local energy infrastructure, distributed renewable installations and urban mobility.

Municipal Finance Facility

The Municipal Finance Facility is an initiative of the European Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to develop and stimulate commercial bank lending to small and medium-sized municipalities and their utility companies in the EU countries who joined the EU in 2004 (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia with Bulgaria and Romania). The facility combines EBRD finance in the form of long-term loans and/or risk sharing.

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Sustainable Energy Initiative

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) supports municipal sustainable energy projects in the countries of its operation.

The areas of intervention (e.g. municipal energy infrastructure, transport, carbon market, etc.) target municipalities, local banks, Small and Medium Enterprises and other local actors.

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Korisni resursi

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Thematic leaflet on Inspirational Financing Schemes: Food for Thought for Covenant Signatories
This Thematic Leaflet seeks to provide an overview of the different funding opportunities available to Covenant Signatories at the local, regional, national and European level.
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Smart Cities Financing Guide - Expert analysis of 28 municipal finance tools for city leaders investing in the future Smart Cities Council. Developed by the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University 2015
Final report of the CSI Europe European Commission, URBACT network 2015
"Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy : How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments" Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) 2014
Overcoming the split incentive barrier in the building sector JRC 2014
Financing Sustainable Urban Mobility Booz&Co 2014
Local Innovations to Finance Cities and Regions FMDV 2014
"Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes" European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional Policy 2014
"Technical guidance: Financing the energy renovation of buildings with Cohesion Policy funding" European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy 2014
Using EU funding mechanism for Smart Cities European Commission November 2013
The new LIFE financial instruments European Commission 2014
Interim report on the pilot phase of the Europe 2020 project bond initiative European Commission 2013
Closing the circle: funding schemes for energy efficiency investments in 2014-2020 European Investment Bank 2014
Bonds and climate change: The state of the market in 2014 Climate Bonds Initiative 2014
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Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Rupprecht Consult September 2011
Final ADVANCE Audit Scheme and Guidelines (Auditing and certification scheme to increase the quality of sustainable urban mobility plans in cities) Traject November 2013
RESCOOP Final Report Dirk Vansintjan 2015
RESCOOP Best practices report RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
RESCOOP Guide to engage and manage stakeholders RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
Handbook on investment schemes for RESCOOP projects RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
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Financing public lighting modernisation Covenant of Mayors Office December 2015
Guide: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment Streetlight-EPC project 2015
Checklist: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment Streetlight-EPC project 2015
FAQs: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment] Streetlight-EPC project 2015
FRESH - Financial simulation tool (See introduction to use here) ICE 2013
SDH Online Calculator - (See description here) Steinbeis 2014
CEEM (self assessment) online tool CEEM 2014
HES (self assessment) online tool HES 2012
E-RETROFIT-KIT (tool kit for passive house retrofit) E-Retrofit 2007
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