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Publenef projectPUBLENEF aims to assist European Union Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency) and empower them to make use of the best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at the national, regional and/or local level.

The project addresses the topic Horizon 2020 EE7-2015 on “Enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan and implement sustainable energy policies and measures”.


PUBLENEF is a highly participatory project with the main aim to assist the capacity of national, regional and local policymakers in developing EE policies. The stakeholder participation consist of the enabling capacity building and dissemination of results for policy makers and stakeholders that will receive the PUBLENEF messages and adapt their behaviour in the medium-long run.

The tools developed will consist of specific tailor made practices for public agencies in order to identify the key target group in their EEOs or alternative measures that can generate savings and the respective technologies involved.

Specific objectives of PUBLENEF include to assess and learn from existing energy efficiency policy implementation practices in EU countries, regions, and cities; to strengthen the networking opportunities for relevant public agencies; and to develop and adjust tools for public agencies to help them to implement energy efficiency policies.


PUBLENEF 1st Policy Brief – April 2018 – Download here 

PUBLENEF 2nd Poilcy Brief – October 2018 – Download here

Final PUBLENEF Conference – available here and PUBLEnEf-Final Conference Highlights.

Keep up to date with the latest PUBLENEF newsletter here.


Funding is provided by the EU Commission – Horizon 2020


This project will run for 36 months from February 2016


Netherlands JIN Climate and Sustainability, Groningen, Netherlands (JIN) – coordinator
Greece Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving, Pikermi, Greece (CRES)
Polish National Energy Conservation Agency, Warsaw, Poland (KAPE)
Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain (CIEMAT)
Croatia Centre for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments, Zagreb, Croatia (CEI)
Bulgaria Association of Bulgarian Energy Agencies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (ABEA)
OÖ Energiesparverband, Linz, Austria (OÖ ESV)
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy (ENEA)
EU European Network European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, Brussels, Belgium (FEDARENE)
EU European Network Energy Cities, Besançon, France (Energy Cities)
Tipperary Energy Agency, Ireland
France ARENE Île-de-France, Paris, France (ARENE)
Romania Local Energy Agency Bucharest, Romania (AEEPM)

For more information visit the project website 

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