To encourage more sustainable energy

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Sustainable Energy for the Danube Region
EUSDR Priority Area 2:
To encourage more sustainable energy
Olga Svitáková, Coordinator of the PA2
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Sustainable energy within the
concept of EUSDR
Macro-regional strategy for the Danube region prepared by the
European Commission and approved by European Council in
June 2011
Implementation of integrated approach towards the specific
needs of the Danube Region countries
Action Plan – four pillars (goals) – core of the Strategy:
A. Connecting the Danube Region
B. Protecting the Environment in the Danube Region
C. Building Prosperity in the Danube Region
D. Strengthening the Danube Region
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Sustainable energy within the
concept of EUSDR
Connecting the Danube Region (Pillar A)
Focused on transport, energy and culture/ tourism issues
To improve connectivity within the Danube Region and with the
rest of Europe, in terms of infrastructures, systems and people
3 priority areas of improvement through the Strategy:
To improve mobility and multimodality
To encourage more sustainable energy
To promote culture and tourism, people to people contacts
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Sustainable energy within the
concept of EUSDR
Actions to meet the objectives of the respective areas
Supports the Europe 2020 Strategy priorities from the energy point of
view:
Smart growth - better transport and energy infrastructures are
conditions for innovation
Sustainable growth - supports reduction of energy consumption,
increase of renewable energy to make it more environmentally
friendly and efficient
Inclusive growth - energy can be made more secure and affordable
Decisive factor – integrated (bottom-up) approach, starting from below
(regions  Europe)
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Participating countries
14 participating countries:
8 EU members:
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania
6 Non-EU Members:
Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Ukraine
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Main Energy Targets for EUSDR
The targets are in compliance with EU energy priorities
Elaborate further the overarching European energy policy goals based on the Energy
2020 goals 'a strategy for competitive, sustainable and secure energy' with special
attention to the energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond and to work
towards the completion of the energy internal market; the non Member States are
aspiring to achieving these goals.
Mainly focused on:
Achievement of national targets based on the Europe 2020 climate and energy
targets.
Remove existing bottlenecks in energy transport in countries of the EU Strategy
for the Danube Region in order to allow reverse flow of gas by 2015.
Strengthen cooperation of the Energy Community countries with international
financial institutions to upgrade the EC countries’ energy infrastructure and
energy markets by 2015.
The targets are already elaborated into concrete actions
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Governance of EUSDR
Steering Group meetings:
2 meetings so far:
1st Steering Group kick-off meeting – Budapest, June 23,
2011:
2nd Steering Group meeting – Prague, October 27, 2011
3rd Steering Group meeting – Budapest, February 23,
2012
4th Steering Group meeting - under preparation –
May/June, 2012
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Governance of EUSDR
Participation in Steering Groups:
AT BIH BG CZ
1st SG Meeting on 23 June 2011
Emb
DE
HR HU MD
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2nd SG Meeting on 27 October 2011
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x
x(BY)
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3rd SG Meeting on 23 February 2012
x
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x
Emb – Embassy representative only
BY - Bavaria
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energy
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Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
MNE RS SK
Emb
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SI
RO
UA
Emb Emb Emb
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Governance of EUSDR
2nd Steering Group meeting – Prague, October 27,
2011:
Selecting the Danube projects
Statistics concerning projects submitted during the 2nd Steering
Group meeting:
COUNTRY
BULGARIA
HUNGARY
MOLDOVA
CROATIA
SLOVAKIA
TOTAL
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energy
PROJECTS
SUBMITTED
15
17
2
7
9
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Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
ONGOING
PLANNED
6
17
1
2
3
29
9
1
1
5
6
22
Energy projects relating
to target areas
Selected projects and L/Rs:
3 planned energy infrastructure projects:
Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnector (submitted by Bulgaria)
Bulgaria-Romania Energy Markets Coupling (submitted by Bulgaria)
Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector (Submitted by Slovakia)
Typical existing projects:
Sustainable energy (biogas, geothermal energy use)
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Energy projects relating
to target areas
Typical projects:
Infrastructure interconnection (transmission lines, gas
interconnection)
Sustainable energy (biogas, geothermal energy use)
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Energy projects relating
to target areas
Czech project:
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Ostrava Smart City Initiative
The project has typical features of Danube Strategy project, model project:
Resolves complex issues of energy effectiveness in the Ostrava region - consistent
with the objectives of Energy 2020 Strategy
Solves problems of polluted areas with the environmental burden of past
Complex in terms of project funding (City of Ostrava, EU, Czech government,
private sector partners)
Currently submitted in SET Plan - science, research, innovation
Model project for the cooperation of other similar cities and regions in Danube
Region
It shall be submitted for consideration on February 23, 2012 during SG meeting
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energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Meeting of PAC and NCP
in Bucharest 30.-31.1.2012
 Dealt with the most significant issues related to the smooth
progress and further development of the Danube Strategy
Projects
Funding
Governance, reporting and communication
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Follow-up of Meeting of PAC
and NCP in Bucharest 30.-31.1.2012
Projects
Development of new project with added value for the
Danube Region
Model project – possibilities for repeated actions
Multiplication effect – impact on economic development
and growth of Danube Region
Horizontal energy solution – EE, networks, transport, etc.
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Follow-up of Meeting of PAC
and NCP in Bucharest 30.-31.1.2012
Funding
No new funds – basic principle
Mobilization of all existing funds
Cohesion and Structural Funds
7th FP for R&D
Special fund for South-East Europe (Transnational
cooperation program)
Combination of national and EU funding
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Follow-up of Meeting of PAC
and NCP in Bucharest 30.-31.1.2012
Governance, reporting and communication
Strengthen the role of coordinators of priority areas (PACS)
Develop national network for strategy implementation
Cooperation among national government and local
authorities
Involvement of specialized agencies, associations,
chambers, etc.
The first progress report on implementation of the Action Plan
– June 2012
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energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Next steps and activities in 2012
23 February: Budapest – Steering group priority area 2
22 March: Vienna – 1st dialogue on EUSDR financing
23 – 24 April: Berlin – HLG to the Baltic and Danube Strategy
31 May: Budapest – Stakeholder seminar for PA2
Preparation of Annual Report
26 – 27 November: Regensburg – 1st Annual forum of EUSDR
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Links to EUSDR
European Commission – EU Strategy for the Danube Region:
ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/cooperate/danube/index_en.cfm
E-mail: [email protected]
Interact - EU Strategy for the Danube Region :
www.interact-eu.net/danube_region_strategy/danube_strategy/285/3928
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Section of European Affairs,
European Policy Coordination Department:
http://www.vlada.cz/cz/evropske-zalezitosti/evropske-politiky/podunajskastrategie/podunajska-strategie-87555/
E-mail: [email protected]
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic:
http://www.mpo.cz/dokument100552.html
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energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic
Thank you for your attention
Olga Svitáková, PA2 Coordinator
[email protected]
To encourage more sustainable
energy
Olga Svitáková
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Czech Republic

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