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Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

COMPOSE PLUS (Rural Communities Engaged with Positive Energy Plus) is a project funded by the Interreg MED program. The lead partner is the Slovenian Chamber for Agriculture and Forestry – Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Maribor (Slovenia), while Kyoto Club is a partner for Italy together with Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani Lazio (UNCEM Lazio) and Consortium Oltrepò Mantovano.

COMPOSE PLUS aims to capitalize the COMPOSE tool, a planning tool to support policy makers in the development of projects that promote the transition to clean energy, paying particular attention to the islands and rural areas of the MED area. The project will encourage the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy sources, also promoting new business models capable of combining technical and social innovation. COMPOSE PLUS intends to transmit the skills on the use of the energy planning tool to new partners and new contexts through training and capacity building courses developed on the basis of the analysis of the needs and opportunities offered by EU funding. To ensure continuity to the actions carried out by the project, the partners will sign a memorandum of understanding with which they will undertake to support the mainstreaming of the tool by promoting its use in their respective countries.

The general objective of COMPOSE PLUS is to improve the ability of regions and their territories to plan energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy sources as development opportunities under the European Green Deal.

Specific objective is the transfer, through training sessions, of the results achieved with the COMPOSE project, favoring the use of the toolbox created by COMPOSE for planning local energy choices and thus contributing to new ones.

The main output is the signing of a memorandum of understanding with which the institutions involved in the project undertake to adopt the planning tool and methodology developed by COMPOSE in their territories. The adoption of this methodology will allow to increase the share of local renewable energies in the energy mix of the islands and rural areas of the Mediterranean.

The project has a duration of 16 months: it was launched on 1st March 2021 and will end on 30th June 2022.

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