Category: ManagEnergy

PRACSIS events feature prominently at the 13th European Week of Regions and Cities

newsThe 13th European Week of Regions and Cities drew 6000 visitors interested in regional and urban development to Brussels. PRACSIS was present, organising two key workshops for the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME). Read More…

Innovative financing workshop to scale up sustainable energy investments in Europe

Shutterstock.comNext Tuesday 28 April a new episode of ManagEnergy’s series of workshops will take place in Brussels. Up-scaling investments in energy efficiency and renewables through innovative financing approaches will be the main topic on the table. Read More…

Building energy advisor capacity in Poland

DSCN2045Innovative strategies to reduce energy consumption, boost savings and decrease CO2 emissions is a top priority for the European Union but also for communities, cities and regions across all 28 Member States. The transition towards a secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe will only be possible if local and regional authorities actively engage in transforming policy recommendations into concrete action plans. Read More…

EU Sustainable Energy Week to take place next 15-19 June 2015

eusew_2012_BThe dates are set for the leading event promoting secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe. If you are into sustainable energy, EUSEW is made for you. Read More…

PRACSIS interviews Jerzy BUZEK @ the European Parliament

interviewLast week in Brussels, PRACSIS interviewed Jerzy Buzek, former Prime Minister of Poland and President of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012. The reason is Kisielice, a town of 2000 inhabitants in northern Poland which recently made some headlines with its remarkable renewable energy project. Kisielice has been rewarded with the 2014 ManagEnergy Award, a European Commission scheme recognising the Polish community as an outstanding example of sustainable energy action at the local level. Read More…

ManagEnergy hits the road – October Tour 2014

01102014-meSince 2002 ManagEnergy has been supporting local and regional energy agencies across Europe. Spreading good energy management practices, improving skills through capacity building workshops and showcasing the very best projects from local and regional stakeholders has been central to its mission. Twelve years later, ManagEnergy still is an essential European Commission initiative to support local and regional actors in achieving the EU’s ambitious 2020 energy and climate targets.

October will be a busy month for the PRACSIS team in charge of ManagEnergy. Several events will be organised to discuss policy developments, financial mechanisms and ground-breaking projects in the fields of sustainable energy and clean transport. These are:

In addition, PRACSIS consultants will represent ManagEnergy in Barcelona for the event ‘Mayors in Action’ (2-3 October) as well as the Horizon 2020 brokerage event to take place in Lille next 9 October 2014.

If you would like more information, or to attend a ManagEnergy event do not hesitate to get in contact with PRACSIS via

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ManagEnergy’s 2014 directory is out!

me-1PRACSIS is delighted to announce the publication of the 2014 ManagEnergy’s Directory of Energy Agencies. Compiled in a colourful and lively layout, the directory includes 426 national, regional and local energy agencies from 31 countries. Energy agencies are classified according to country and subsidiarity level: national, regional or local. For each reference, the directory includes contact details, website, number of staff and year of establishment. Social media profiles are one of the key novelties of the 2014 edition.

If you are looking for project ideas and partners to team up with and develop business opportunities, ManagEnergy directory will certainly help you in identifying the right journey companions.  The directory is available in print and digital and of course, as a European Commission, public-funded service, it is free of charge.

PRACSIS has been running the ManagEnergy initiative since its launch by the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission in 2002. ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative to assist public actors and energy agencies at the local and regional level in their sustainable energy initiatives.

PRACSIS is responsible for ManagEnergy’s communications strategy, designing and managing its web portal, releasing monthly newsletters with editorials covering top energy topics and organising regular networking events and capacity-building workshops across the EU. Since 2002, ManagEnergy community has been growing continually, reaching today over 7.000 actors to be found in the partner’s search engine.