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In November 2021, the Island Movement applied for a public call of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds with a project called “Leading Islands of Clean Energy”

The total value of the project was estimated at 16,276.50 EUR, and the requested co-financing in the maximum amount of support of 6,648.48 EUR was approved in full. The rest of the financing is planned to be covered by local and regional self-government units and own funds.

Project description

The implementation of the project “Leading Islands of Clean Energy” directly contributes to solving the detected problems and needs in the field of sustainable energy development of island communities.

The implementation of the project includes the following activities:

  • Organizing online events with experts from different sectors,
  • Organization of physical events and establishment of working groups on all four islands,
  • Mapping of energy transition leaders and holding working meetings with representatives of local governments and educational institutions on the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Vis.

These activities raise awareness, inform and educate all sectors of island communities about the possibilities of access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy, about tools for project preparation and implementation, about implementation of intersectoral cooperation and networking and planning the transition to clean energy within their own work programmes.

The purpose of the project is to confront the identified needs of local communities

The needs that are met by this project are:

  • lack of information of local stakeholders – the need to inform and educate islanders about access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all mankind,
  • lack of coordination between the sector and local governments,
  • unpreparedness of projects – the need to build resilient infrastructure,
  • the need to promote the inclusion and diversification of the economy,
  • the need to create new jobs,
  • the need to encourage innovation,
  • the need to educate about inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable human cities and towns,
  • the need to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and the importance of strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development,
  • the need to align local strategies and project proposals with new programming periods.

General and specific objectives of the project

The general goal is educated and aware island stakeholders and mapped projects as a basis for achieving energy independence of Croatian island communities by 2050 according to the European Green Plan and the UN Sustainability Goals.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • informed and educated island stakeholders and raised awareness of the general public about the green transition, clean energy and opportunities for their implementation and implementation in the future,
  • mapped leaders of energy transition on Hvar, Korčula, Brač and Vis,
  • identified key projects ready for further implementation and funding,
  • all relevant stakeholders are involved according to the principle of huadriple helix model – local and regional self-government, entrepreneurs, citizens and civic initiatives, educational institutions,
  • strengthened capacities in secondary schools on the islands with which further development of the educational program of sustainable development.

PARTNERS

Source: otoci.eu