The Municipal Energy Efficiency and Management Project (MEEMP) was launched in Serbia in 2018 to support the four Serbian pilot communities of Krusevac, Paracin, Uzice and Vrbas on their pioneering path towards an increasingly sustainable energy and climate policy.
The project builds on three main pillars: (1) the introduction of the European Energy Award as a municipal quality management system and the strengthening of local responsibility for energy planning processes; (2) the refurbishment of more than 20 public schools as examples of energy-efficient buildings and (3) the expansion of local capacities by building up specific, relevant competencies and providing targeted training.
The project supports these communities in achieving their statutory obligations under existing energy and climate policies, including the roll-out of an energy management system. It does so by making full use of the scope for action available to the four communities and by supporting them in implementing the energy efficiency measures jointly identified as having priority. At the same time, the project strengthens the communities in their ability to go beyond statutory requirements to become beacons of responsible, progressive municipal energy and climate policy at the national level. All activities performed as part of the three project components create better living and economic conditions and establish a sound basis from which these communities can develop further in a sustainable and autonomous manner throughout the project term and beyond.
The project is implemented by an international consortium comprising experienced Swiss and Serbian companies and managed by ENCO. It is coordinated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia. The project is being implemented over a period of 42 months with a project budget of €8.4 million.
Januar 2018 - Juni 2021
Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Managing director, project leader, partner since 2016
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