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30 June 2020
Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods

Welcome to the first

Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods Matchmaking Event 

Join this virtual and free brokerage platform to find partners or consortia for your PED project. Use the marketplace to find the partner you were looking for. Send them a message, chat a bit or jump straight into a one on one meeting to get to know each other. 

1:1 virtual meetings as well as the marketplace will be available throughout the summer.

Looking for more information on the call? Watch the workshop and the programme presentation on youtube or contact us directly.

Aim of the call

Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods may serve as a crucial contribution to achieve climate and energy targets. This call focuses on exchange of experience between ambitions and initiatives already going on. With this call, JPI Urban Europe aims to create a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral community working in the field of the energy transition in the urban context, who can align, synthesise, consolidate, and learn from each other with regard to the development and mainstreaming of PEDs/PENs.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region), Czech Republic and Sweden

Call topics

The project proposal should at least address one of the following topics:

A: Contributing to the climate-neutral city:
Holistic approaches for PED implementation

In order to be successful on a large scale, the implementation of PEDs must meet general goals of sustainable urban development and urban qualities. Therefore, PED implementation needs to be integrated in holistic approaches, which imposes challenges on strategy development, planning, monitoring and evaluation. From an urbanistic view, it is an imperative to not view energy goals separately or as a matter of priority, but to involve them in systemic strategies aiming at creating sustainable, liveable, inclusive neighbourhoods fit to meet the challenges of our generations. In the end, PED implementation must contribute to creating high quality urban environments in line with climate, energy and sustainability goals.

B: Embeddedness in local contexts:
Applied approaches for integrating PEDs in different urban contexts and the legal framework

The PED Programme aims at developing a framework suitable for different urban contexts. Different pre-conditions require applied approaches both regarding strategies and technological solutions and might lead to considering wider urban/regional/national contexts in order to achieve a positive energy balance. PEDs need to be adapted to different urban contexts and the redevelopment of existing urban structures towards sustainability.

C: Engagement and governance:
Urban governance, stakeholder involvement concepts and business models

Holistic approaches for PED implementation require cross-sectoral approaches and innovative stakeholder involvement concepts in planning, implementation and operation respectively. This poses challenges for governance structures on regional, city and local (neighbourhood) levels and a re-consideration of the integration of top-down and bottom-up approaches. Identification and adequate involvement of relevant stakeholders and therefore the development of applied strategies in the PED implementation process from the beginning can be seen as a key factor for implementation success.

Further information on the call may be found here.

Closed since 15 September 2020
Organised by
Participants 95
Meetings 28
Austria 27
Sweden 24
Belgium 20
Czech Republic 12
Italy 3
Finland 2
United Kingdom 2
Bulgaria 1
Poland 1
Croatia 1
Romania 1
Israel 1
Türkiye 1
Switzerland 1
Germany 1
Total 98
University or Other Educational Institution 23
Business - SME 19
Other Non-Profit Organisation 16
Other Public/Governmental Institution 10
Public or Private Research Organisation 8
Other 7
City Authority / Municipality 7
Business - Large Enterprise 5
Special Interest Group 3
Total 98
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