European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment


Data4Action aims to foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers, to inform the design of regional and municipal sustainable energy action plans.



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Partner regions: Alba Iulia (Romania), Basque Country (Spain), Carlow Kilkenny (Ireland), Kent (United Kingdom), Liguria (Italy), Nord Pas-de-Calais (France), Norrbotten (Sweden), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Rhône-Alpes (France), Turin (Italy), Zlin (Czech Republic).

Energy data access can be challenging for many actors because of data ownership, commercial sensitivity, the lack of accuracy or resource. Data 4 Action, by identifying transferable models of collaboration, explores ways to improve the access of public authorities to energy data for a better implementation and a better monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

The general purpose of Data 4 Action is the establishment of long-term data exchange models in sustainable energy planning, through a cooperation between public authorities and energy data providers. Long term collaboration models will be implemented through bilateral data exchange cooperation agreements and with the development of twelve regional observatories, representing more than five thousand municipalities.

Data 4 Action puts an emphasis on 4 activities: it improves conditions for data exchange, it mobilizes key actors and facilitates their cooperation through the creation of new observatories and it involves local authorities in the implementation and the monitoring of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

toolkit-intranet2-300x175How to implement a regional sustainable energy observatory to support local action

This web-based toolkit will help to define, implement  or improve energy and GHG observatories for local  authorities. It includes links to relevant European Directives that deal with the need to provide  information related to sustainable energy or the  right to access this information and links to documents from European projects that collect  good practices on regional energy observatories  at regional or local level.

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