June 2017 TRAINING for municipalities - Results
Between May and June 2017, during three sessions, the training program “SIMPLA – Energy and Mobility Planned Together” was held in Alba Iulia for the representatives of the municipalities. The training was organized by the Alba Local Energy Agency – ALEA and Alba County Council, the Romanian partners of the SIMPLA – Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning project, funded under the Program Horizon 2020.
The SIMPLA training course was of great interest to representatives of Romanian municipalities and especially to those responsible for sustainable energy planning and urban mobility plans, proposing for the first time in Romania the application of an efficient method for harmonizing the achievement and implementation of the two plans (SEAP and SUMP) by correlating joint analyzes, developing related actions, pursuing similar performance indicators, ultimately aiming at maximizing results towards a healthier environment, increasing economic competitiveness and ensuring better living conditions for the inhabitants of these municipalities.
The training provided a total of 50 training hours to the participants in the three sessions, focusing on the development of practical skills for the harmonization activities between SEAP and SUMP in the following cities: Alba Iulia, Baia Mare, Bistrita, Botosani, Brasov, Bucharest – sector 1, Cugir, Oradea, Ploiesti, Sfantu Gheorghe, Sebes, Targu Mures and Zalau.
In the next phase of SIMPLA project, following a selection process, the municipalities will benefit from coaching – a process that will give practical support in harmonizing their SEAPs and SUMPs.
SIMPLA – Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector Planning
Programme: Horizon 2020
Duration: 02/2016 – 01/2019
Coordinator: Consorzio per l’area di ricerca scientificae tecnologica di Trieste Consorzio AREA, Italia
Partners: local public authorities, regional energy agencies, research organizations from six European countries
About the project: SIMPLA’s ultimate goal is empowering public authorities to develop, implement and finance sustainable energy policies and actions by creating the conditions for a smart integration between SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plans) and SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans), two integrated local planning tools promoted by the European Commission. The project addresses towns, cities or their aggregations with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants.
Through SIMPLA project:
It will be established a network of National Focal Points in 6 countries, merging technical expertise, methodological know-how and institutional capacity of technical partners and public authorities.
It will be organized workshops, seminars, focus groups on smart integration between the SEAPs and SUMPs, with the participation of public authorities and stakeholders.
It will be developed the SIMPLA guidelines and the SIMPLA online observatory addressed to local authorities and containing step-by-step practical recommendations to develop integrated multi-sector plans.
It will be organized capacity building actions (in-class trainings, webinars) for public officers on integrated energy, transport, mobility and land-use planning at community and city level.
It will be developed 30 SIMPLA integrated planning tools (5 per country) for local authorities participating to coaching actions.
Contact Partner: Alba County Council
Programmes and Projects Coordinating Service
Tel. 0040 258 813 380, 0040 258 812 304
Establishment of National Focal Point in Romania
It has established the National Focal Point (NFP) in Romania, part of the network of National Focal Points in 6 countries within SIMPLA project. The NFPs merge technical expertise, methodological know-how and institutional capacity of technical partners and public authorities to ensure a smart integration of SEAP and SUMP. NFPs will initiate activities benefiting from the active involvement of local authorities and relevant stakeholders, such as capacity building training courses (on-site and online), coaching and exchange of best practices.
Romania NFP’s members: representatives of Alba County Council, Alba Local Energy Agency (ALEA) and Regional Development Agency Centre
June 22, 2016
Debates on energy planning and urban mobility at Focus group meeting in Alba Iulia
A “focus group” meeting was held in Alba Iulia to achieve an initial analysis of the national context for energy planning and urban mobility, which is an important step in the smart integration between SEAPs and SUMPs at local communities’ level. The event brought together representatives of institutional actors – local authorities, regional development agencies, organizations active in the field of energy and transport in Romania. The conclusions of the meeting will contribute to the development of SIMPLA guidelines, document that will provide a methodology to harmonize SEAPs and SUMPs.
November 15, 2016
SIMPLA WORKSHOP in Alba Iulia
Location: Hotel Transilvania, Piața Iuliu Maniu no. 11, Alba Iulia
Alba Local Energy Agency and Alba County Council, the Romanian partners of the project SIMPLA, funded by Horizon 2020 Programme, organize in November 15, 2016 in Alba Iulia, a workshop on existing strategies and actions in Romania regarding sustainable energy planning and sustainable urban mobility planning as well as possibilities for their harmonization.
The analysis and information gathered from the discussions will support the creation of SIMPLA Guidelines – European model of intervention adapted to the national peculiarity, for harmonizing SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action Plan) and SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) in local communities, as well as the establishment of a national observatory that will contain practical advices for the development and harmonization of the two plans.
At the workshop are invited to join representatives of organizations such as: energy agencies, public transport companies, universities, financial institutions, companies and associations for green energy production.
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 0258 813 380.
SIMPLA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 695955
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