Supporting public authorities in EU Member States with the implementation of energy efficiency policies


PUBLENEF aims to assist European Union Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency) and empower them to make use of the best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at the national, regional and/or local level. Specific objectives of PUBLENEF include to assess and learn from existing energy efficiency policy implementation practices in EU countries, regions, and cities; to strengthen the networking opportunities for relevant public agencies; and to develop and adjust tools for public agencies to help them to implement energy efficiency policies. 

JIN coordinates the PUBLENEF project, and collaborates with 12 partner organisations (see below).

Project details

  • PUBLENEF ("Supporting public authorities for implementing energy efficiency policies")
  • Commissioned by: European Commission (Horizon 2020 programme)
  • Duration: 3 years (February 2016 - January 2019)


  • JIN Climate and Sustainability, Groningen, Netherlands (JIN)
  • Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving, Pikermi, Greece (CRES)
  • Polish National Energy Conservation Agency, Warsaw, Poland (KAPE)
  • Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain (CIEMAT)
  • Centre for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments, Zagreb, Croatia (CEI)
  • Association of Bulgarian Energy Agencies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (ABEA)
  • OÖ Energiesparverband, Linz, Austria (OÖ ESV)
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy (ENEA)
  • European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, Brussels, Belgium (Fedarene)
  • Energy Cities, Besançon, France (Energy Cities)
  • Tipperary Energy Agency, Ireland (TEA)
  • ARENE Île-de-France, Paris, France (ARENE)
  • Local Energy Agency Bucharest, Romania (AEEPM)

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