Year created: 1995 No of staff:
Sources of Funding
|60% - European|
|30% - Regional|
|10% - Local|
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Web site: http://www.pracsis.be
Bernhard von Mach
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Pracsis is a communications company specialised in enhancing
public awareness about environmental and energy issues at local,
regional, national and international level.
Target audience: Industry, media, wider public, energy agencies, public authorities.
Areas of expertise: Changing behaviour through effective communication strategies, innovative networking, public relations, media relations and promotion.
Some of the latest projects of PRACSIS:
In September 2010 PRACSIS completed the project of updating, revamping and modernizing the ManagEnergy website of the European Commission. ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme, which aims at promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level. The initiative is targeted at energy agencies, public authorities and many other energy actors.
The renovated website combines rich content with usability, aesthetics and an interactive approach. It aims at enhancing integration and expertise exchange among regional energy actors through a wide range of tools and features.
PRACSIS is responsible for the communication and marketing strategy of the European Commission’s web portal for energy efficiency in buildings.
In 2009, the European Commission launched the BUILD UP web portal as a tool for sharing information on reducing energy use of buildings. “The BUILD UP web portal will enable anyone from home owners to builders to look up and share best practice and information. At the same time, it will inform and update the market about the legislative framework. BUILD UP can be an extremely useful tool to improve building performance," said Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs
DG Environment Framework contract
In 2009 PRACSIS won a framework contract for organising all the communication activities related to events and exhibitions of DG Environment for the following 4 years. The estimated budget for these communication activities is € 5 million. In addition to this, PRACSIS has been leading three major communication contracts for DG Environment and has become one of the main environmental communication partners of the European Commission.
Covenant of Mayors
PRACSIS acts as the professional communication partner of the Covenant of Mayors Secretariat, ensuring the corporate identity and branding of the Covenant initiative, and provides leadership of the Media desk operation. PRACSIS is responsible for the initiative’s corporate identity, promotional tools, web portal and media relations.
The Covenant of Mayors is a major EU initiative involving local authorities in the fight against climate change. It commits signatory cities to go beyond the targets of the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package: By joining the Covenant of Mayors initiative, cities make a voluntary commitment to cut their CO2 emissions by more than 20% by 2020.