The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Assess and learn from existing Energy Efficiency policy implementation practices in EU member states, regions and cities.
  • Strengthen networking opportunities for public agencies on the national, regional and local level.
  • Develop and adjust tools for public agencies to help them implement Energy Efficiency policies.

The target audience of PUBLENEF consists of the following groups: National, regional and local authorities, Policy implementation bodies, networks of local and regional authorities, and Market actors and bodies participating in EE policies. The overall approach of the project in order to fulfill these objectives is to:

  • Identify the needs from national, regional and local authorities for the implementation of EE policies.
  • Collect the best practices and tools for overcoming these needs and replicate them to various MS, regions and municipal authorities.
  • Develop roadmaps and enhance the process of successful implementation of policies.
  • Build and strengthen existing networks of policy makers enabling the knowledge exchange from national to regional to local level in EE policy.

As PUBLENEF is a highly policy participatory project, it has ensured the involvement of key players in all energy efficiency policy making field throughout the EU. PUBLENEF has ensured a fine mix of energy agencies (and associations of cities and regions) involved in the formulation of energy efficiency policies on the national, regional and local level and building capacity.

PUBLENEF interacts with several other EU funded projects focusing as well on energy efficiency.


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PUBLENEF Newsletter nr.3

The PUBLENEF project is now halfway, and we can on one hand look back to several research tasks that have been completed and on the other hand look forward to the remaining activities planned. A key first part of the project was the survey to assess the ‘needs’ or challenges encountered by European local, regional, […]

PUBLENEF Newsletter nr.2

PUBLENEF ( is a 3-year (2016–2019) project assisting EU Member States, regions, and municipalities in effective implementation and development of energy policies. The results of the project will be achieved by: Matchmaking policy needs with best practices Development and implementation of energy efficiency policy roadmaps Events facilitating the knowledge exchange at national, regional and local level Online […]

Publenef Results of Matching Policy Needs With Best Practices

The PUBLENEF project’s main objective is to support public bodies in the process of implementing energy efficiency policies.

PUBLENEF Newsletter nr.1

PUBLENEF is a 3-year (2016-2019) project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to assist EU Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency). The project helps to empower policy-makers to make use of best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at national, […]


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FEDARENE sera présente aux Assises Européennes de la Transition Énergétique

  Mieux accompagner les collectivités dans la mise en œuvre de leur stratégie d’efficacité énergétique ! Mercredi 31 janvier 2018 | 17:30 – 18:45 PRÉSENTATION Débuté en mars 2016, le projet européen PUBLENEF est un projet d’accompagnement des collectivités visant à mieux outiller ces dernières dans leurs démarches d’efficacité énergétique. Suite à la réalisation d’un inventaire […]

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PUBLENEF Webinar – Supporting the implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies

The PUBLENEF Webinar organised by FEDARENE and Energy Cities “Supporting the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies through Technical Assistance and Roadmaps” took place on 10 January 2018 at 11:00am CET.

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Follow-up on the Covenant of Mayors workshop in Bucharest – 7 November 2017

  More than 70 participants joined the ´Energy Transition and Climate Mitigation : Local strategies and Support Policies´ workshop The videos and the presentations of Covenant of Mayors workshop organised in Bucharest (Romania) are now available online for anyone to use. This workshop was the opportunity to explore synergies between the national energy and climate […]

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The Covenant of Mayors workshop in Bucharest – 7th of November 2017

The videos and power-point presentations of the Covenant of Mayors workshop on 7 November 2017,  in Bucharest (Romania), are available. You can access now to all the information and pictures of the “Energy transition and adaptation to climate change: Local strategies and policy support” workshop here. Many cities in Romania committed to the European initiative “Covenant of […]

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Seventh Regional Energy Conference (Bulgaria) – 14-15 November 2017

BEMF (Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum) in partnership with ABEA, PUBLENEF and Srednogorie Industrial Cluster organise Seventh Regional Energy Conference “Bulgaria before the EU Presidency’2018: New energy policies”. The conference will take place on November 14-15 at the Inter Expo Centre, in Sofia, Bulgaria. As next year Bulgaria will take over the Presidency of EU, […]

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