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EU Funding for Energy 2016 - Financing Energy Projects in Europe and Beyond

lang_en 03. March 2016 - 04. March 2016, Arcotel John F

New Horizons for Funding and Financing of Energy Projects in the Programming Period 2014-2020

The European Union is striving for energy independence. As a consequence, increasingly more money gets allocated to the funding and financing of private and public energy projects in Europe and beyond. This includes increased cooperation and funding possibilities for (potential) candidate and neighbouring countries. Furthermore, the new programming period 2014-2020 opens up completely new horizons for energy professionals by creating:

  • new funding and financing instruments to be accessed for energy projects (like the European Fund for Strategic Investments [EFSI]) as well as
  • new possibilities of blending funds in order to create synergy effects

Public and private energy companies (ESCOs), Energy service companies (ESCOs), municipalities, research facilities, and universities and, last but not least, private companies (especially SMEs), interested in funding & financing possibilities for energy projects in the array of research, building and infrastructure, can look forward to strong support from Brussels: Cohesion policy (ESIF) will allocate an estimated total of 36 billion EU to building and infrastructure investments in energy efficiency, renewable energies, smart grids and urban mobility. Horizon 2020 will designate approximately 5.4 billion EUR to research and innovation in „secure, clean and efficient energy“. The newly created European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), established within the European Investment Bank (EIB), will mobilise at least €315 billion in additional investments.


What is the EU Funding for Energy 2016?

The EU Funding for Energy 2016 is an international conference which will be hosted in Berlin, Germany. This event will bring together EU and national public officials with responsibility for EU funding, programme and regional administrations and business executives interested in funding & financing possibilities for their energy projects. It will offer the participants the possibility to

get to know the most important funding & financing opportunities offered by the European Union in order to finance energy projects in Europe and beyond and

  • meet representatives from key EU institutions responsible for the examination of applications: the European Commission (DG Energy) and the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • exchange experience with successful beneficiaries who will give insights into the application process and the implementation of the projects
  • meet potential collaboration partners for future energy projects inside and outside of the European Union


Who is this International Conference for?

This International Conference is addressed to:

Energy Professionals and especially Directors, Heads of Unit and Managers in public and private bodies involved in the fields of energy with interest in EU funds financing as well as previous beneficiaries of EU funds such as:

  • Public and private energy providers
  • Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
  • National and regional ministries and agencies in the fields of Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Regional Development, Infrastructure and Research
  • Municipalities and Housing Associations
  • Central and regional business and development agencies
  • National Investment, Development and Private Banks
  • Higher Education Institutions and research institutes
  • Private companies/SMEs
  • Technology clusters
  • International, European and national organisations and NGOs
  • Public bodies on national and regional level
  • All other international, national and regional public institutions and organisations
  • Consultancies, law firms


What will you learn at this conference?

  • What are Europe’s energy strategy and energy priorities for 2014-2020 and beyond? What are the new EU funding & financing possibilities supporting energy projects in the programming period 2014-2020?
  • Which opportunities do the Juncker Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) offer for energy project? How to finance energy projects with a higher risk profile?
  • Which opportunities do the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) offer for energy projects?
  • How to make use of funding & financing possibilities offered by the European Investment Bank (EIB) for energy projects (like EEF, PF4EE, Green, GEEREF, JESSICA, ELENA, EPEC, JASPERS, InnovFin)?
  • How to make use of funding opportunities for energy projects offered by Horizon 2020?
  • How to create synergies between the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), Horizon 2020 and other EU funding opportunities and find an optimal way to finance your energy project in all its stages?
  • How to benefit from “coordinated calls” under Horizon 2020 and find partners for energy projects outside of Europe?
  • How to use the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) to finance energy projects
  • What are the new state aid rules for energy and environmental projects?
  • How to develop and write a competitive proposal for Horizon 2020?


Your benefits

  • Discover new opportunities for financing energy projects
  • Save money and profit from a wide range of funding & financial instruments offered by the EU and the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Learn about the current requirements for EU funded projects directly from European institutions
  • Discuss your challenges and experiences with our qualified speakers and receive practical advice for your day-to-day work
  • Save time and resources by avoiding common mistakes and profit from useful tips from experts
  • Network with experienced beneficiaries, find new partners for future energy projects and exchange know-how

Language: English

Meeting hotel

» Arcotel John F

Event Price

1.389,- Euro, excl. German VAT (19%)