The Master Classes will engage up to 360 professionals, experts and staff from Energy Agencies and Regional and Local Authorities across Europe and equip them with the skills and knowledge to foster, stimulate and develop sustainable energy projects in Europe. Designed to build the capacity, expertise and knowledge of energy agency staff, these Master Classes also present opportunities for networking with peers.
The Master Classes will be delivered in a blended learning format. A one and half-day face-to-face session in Brussels is supported with two half-day online sessions. The interactive tuition and training will focus on topics such as market facilitation and project aggregation, development and use of financial instruments, energy communities, one-stop-shops and other related topics. The format of the classes includes problem-solving exercises, workshops, case studies and guest lectures from agencies and organisations relevant to energy investments, blending online and physical meetings.
Financial support (up to a maximum of €550) is provided to participants for travel and accommodation costs. Participants who complete the Master Classes will receive a Digital Badge attesting their participation.
Leading energy experts
The classes will be delivered by leading energy experts who have a broad range of knowledge and training experience on the addressed topics, including senior staff from local and regional energy agencies.
Applications for Master class 2 now open
You can now apply for our 2nd Master Class on the Development and Use of Financial Instruments. The Class will be delivered in a blended learning format:
- A first online session will take place on 27 September morning;
- The second session is face-to-face in Brussels on 10-11 October (one and a half day);
- The third and final session will be online on 27 October.
The aim of this module is to develop the core skills and competences of Energy Agencies to utilise a variety of financial mechanisms, models and instruments to implement sustainable energy projects. Special focus will be given to financial mechanisms for three types of projects (implementation model in brackets):
- Modernisation of street lighting (Smart-EPC model);
- Deep retrofit of public and residential buildings (PPP and various EPC models);
- Building integrated and stand alone PV systems and other renewable energy technologies (PPA model).
The programme will provide an overview of financial mechanisms and instruments, with emphasis on types of support which Energy Agencies can provide to enable projects to be progressed from concept through to implementation. Financing tools and solutions will be introduced and case studies provided of successful applications of funding models in regions across Europe. The module will draw on experiences and knowledge from a range of relevant and successful EU Initiatives and Projects.
The module will focus on projects with investment levels in the region of €10-30 M, as these fit very well within current available PDA schemes (LIFE PDA calls as well as ELENA facility).
This Master Class will be delivered by experts from the North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency (REGEA), supported by guest speakers.
Deadline for applications: 8 September
Future master classes
Indicative schedule for the remainder 11 master classes is available here below. The final dates, classes modules and registration information be updated regularly on this page.
|MASTER CLASS 1||4, 16-17 & 30/05/2023||Done|
|MASTER CLASS 2||27/09, 10-11 & 27/10/2023||Accepting Applications|
|MASTER CLASS 3||10, 23-24/01 & 07/02/2023||Confirmed|
|MASTER CLASS 4||April 2024||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 5||June 2024||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 6||Nov 2024||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 7||Jan 2025||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 8||April 2025||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 9||August 2025||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 10||Dec 2025||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 11||April 2026||TBC|
|MASTER CLASS 12||July 2026||TBC|