It is crucial to motivate citizens already at an early age to adopt energy efficient behaviours –especially children can then e.g. motivate their parents at home to do the same and follow what they have learnt in school. The Intelligent Energy Europe-funded EURONET 50/50 project was an initiative that aimed to unlock energy saving in schools by educating students and through them their families, in order to ensure that current and future generations consume energy responsibly. Students were encouraged to save energy through financial benefits - half of the saved amount was handed over for the purposes of the school. As the EU funding has ended, Bielsko-Biala now wants to encourage the replication of this project through firstly its contact to Polish local authorities in the PNEC network (Polish Network Energy Cities), and then subsequently through its international cooperation with 49 cities all across Europe.
• Consumer information and empowering programme (Art. 12)
• Insufficient information on training possibilities (Art. 17)
• Insufficient in-house expertise about training (Art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about communication (Art. 12)