The European platform for CITIZEN investment in renewable ENERGY

Project description


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CITIZENERGY is a project that builds on know-how developed within the EU by different organizations and initiatives to implement citizen renewable energy projects – from cooperatives to investment intermediation – and provides them with a European dimension. Project identifies barriers to citizen investment, promote the European transfer of main business models and, most importantly, match citizen investors with new RES (renewable energy sources) projects in Europe. European platform will be developed where citizens can identify investment opportunities in RES projects and where project promoters can engage citizens and fund their projects.

In short, apart from legal and political benefits, CITIZENERGY will create a marketplace that matches energy-aware citizens with attractive citizen RES projects allowing citizens to become investors.

Objectives


The strategic objectives are:

  • Contribute to the EU 20-20-20 energy goals
  • Contribute to a future with secure, cheaper and renewable electricity
  • Anticipate the creation of a common EU framework for citizen investment
  • Support the development of a long-term investment culture in the EU
  • Contribute to the European objective of job creation in a greener economy

Donors



Donor Year Amount
EACI 2014-2017 €62.456,00
Overview
Status
Active
Duration
2014 - 2017
Geographic coverage
Belgium, Croatia, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Focus Area
Energy and Environment
Project Officer
Robert Pašičko, Project Development Specialist at UNDP (robert.pasicko@undp.org)
Partners
EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK (ECNET), European Association of Development Agencies (Belgium), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia, LUMO SAS (LUMO), ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP NETWORK (ACTIVE), COÖPERATIVE VERENIGING TOT COLLECTIEF BEZIT VAN WINDMOLENS Â#DE WINDVOGEL (WIND), BOA ENERGIA (BOA), Q8 LDA EUPPORTUNITTY (EUPPY), SOM ENERGIA SCCL (SOM), University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), ABUNDANCE NRG LTD (ABUNDANCE)
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