October 27, 2017

Capacity building of local government to take action regarding climate change and energy sources - from planning and action monitoring - is the primary goal of this tool. Capacity Covenant assumes development of communities powered by renewable energy across Europe. This support helps create chains of added value at regional level through improving energy efficiency and using renewable local energy sources.
There is an unprecedented level of interest and more pressure on the government locale to achieve energy security and a source of electricity and heating affordable for citizens. Building a smarter energy system, decentralized and efficient fed from local renewable sources is the solution to both challenges.
Lack of awareness, knowledge and capacity is the first hurdle that local governments must exceed in terms of climate and energy measures. Thus, it developed a specific approach to overcome the ad-hoc concepts, focused on a single theme. Capacity Covenant training tool is a comprehensive and well-structured to improve capacity building at municipal bodies of political and technical decision, claiming all stages of implementing a SEAP.
This tool brought together the expertise of 19 European partners renowned for combining practical information and examples ready replicated across 8 thematic modules. The result is a unique package of training materials and interactive online communities both at the beginning and for advanced ones. The programme deals with developing a new SEAP (“1st generation” SEAP) and provides ideas when reviewing existing SEAPs (“2nd generation” SEAP). It gives basic guidance, offers ideas, hints, tips and tools - dealing with people, structures, processes for politicians and technical staff.Explore the platform: become a learner or a trainer!

Expertise required
First stage developer of SEAP.
Advance stage of SEAP development.
Output of the tool
SEAP training tools
The tool can be easily transferred by the replacing the Romanian language with the national one. (translation available on 12 languages) see more at http://www.covenant-capacity.eu
Needs Addressed
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on energy technologies (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about training (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about energy technologies (art. 17)
• absence of guidelines & handbooks supporting energy efficiency measures development (art. 17)
• absence of support organizations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organizations have insufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• inadequate information on best energy efficiency practices (art. 17)
Validation/testing information
Ion dogeanu (ion.dogeanu@managenergy.ro
Funding description
An experienced consortium of 19 partners from 15 countries built this programme for local governments! The Covenant capaCITY project was co-funded by the European Commission.