E-FIX mid-term conference took place on October 16 in Zagreb. More than 50 representatives from the energy and finance sector gathered to elaborate on the topic of innovative financing for sustainable energy investments. Introducing words were given by representatives from the host organisation, regional energy agency, European Commission, city administration and ministry of environment. A speaker from the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises gave an overiview over EU Energy efficiency policies and funding opportunities. E-FIX project coordinator from ConPlusUltra Andreas Karner presented the E-FIX project, its results so far as well as current and upcoming activities. Challenges and opportunities for innovative financing in the energy sector were discussed during a panel discussion by representatives from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, City of Zagreb, City of Ljubljana and experienced E-FIX project partners. A further discussion with local authorities and crowdfunding organisations reflected on how crowdfunding can be useful for energy projects.
In the second half of the conference E-FIX partnership was proud to launch the Ambassador platform. It is an online network for Ambassadors linked to the E-FIX project website. The platform provides opportunity for sharing ideas, knowledge transfer, input provision on relevant project outputs as well as international networking. This was followed by presentations of Ambassadors, who have broad professional background coming from the fields of financing and energy project preparation or who are public officers responsible for energy and regional development.
For more information on registration for ambassadors, please contact your national Project partner!