ManagEnergy Workshop Bologna, Italy
28&29 October 2010
Workshop on Pilot Models of Sustainable Energy Action Implementation Schemes
The Bologna ManagEnergy Workshop focused on the need for training support for municipalities within the Covenant of Mayors initiative who, beyond calculating their Baseline Emissions Inventories, are now seeking to develop and implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs).
Participants were selected from agencies and Covenant of Mayors Supporting Structures, all of whom were already active in the action implementation phase. Building upon the experience of the ManagEnergy training events for energy agency directors held in 2008 and 2009, a highly interactive training formula was set up, where presentation sessions were alternated with working groups for active mutual learning, role playing events and open debates.
“What I liked about the Workshop? Nice people, great organisation, option to visit a fair, possibility of translators – excellent.”
North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency
“What I learned from the Workshop? Improved my knowledge, especially in the field of communication and promotion in relation to citizens and municipal authorities. I would recommend this workshop to other colleagues connected with CoM initiative.”
Energy Agency of Teramo
The workshop was a great success, with 30 participants coming from energy agencies, municipal authorities and Supporting Structures. The seminar was divided into several sessions focused on different topics, including:
- An update of the CoM process in Italy
- Examples of SEAP implementation actions
- An analysis of the ELENA facility
- Best practice case studies
- SEAP Working Groups and Role Plays
The participants played an active role during the second part of the seminar, including:
- Representatives of Slovenian and Croatian Energy Agencies and a Croatian Municipality formed a working group, chaired by Susanna Ceccanti of the Energy Agency of Livorno, to discuss the viable ways to implement SEAP Actions in their countries, how to convince other public bodies to join and the best strategies to develop. The points of this discussion were all based on the input from the seminar activities.
- Along side this discussion, Simone Antinucci facilitated a working group on mobility; Maria Grazia Mazza from the Vicenza multi-utility led a working group on street lighting; Federico Fileni led a group on sustainable urban planning; the workshop coordinator facilitated a group on purchasing for families and touristic resorts; while a group on enterprise energy policies was self organised.
The presentation of the actions developed in the working groups were performed by two representatives of each working group to a simulated administration meeting, chaired by Maria Grazia Mazza acting as Mayor, Marcello Antinucci acting as Environment dept. director, and Federico Fileni as financial deputy mayor. Finally, the different strategies of presentation were compared in order to provide a set of lessons learned.
Outcome of the workshop
- Introduction and Welcome (in English)
Marcello Antinucci, Ecuba
- The Covenant of Mayors and Local Energy Agencies (in English)
Michele Macaluso, President of Renael - Network of Italian Local Energy Agencies
- SEAPs development and actions implementation in the Province of Modena (in English)
Claudia Carani, Local Energy Agency of Modena
- The possible role of Energy Agencies and the Elena Facility (in English)
Sergio Zabot, Energy Sector Director of the Province of Milan
- Energy Ambassadors (in English)
Pierfederico Fileni, Ecuba
- Castelnuovo Rangone Part 1 - Castelnuovo Rangone Part 2 (in Italian)
Benedetta Brighenti, Councillor for Environment and Sustainability of the Municipality of Castelnuovo Rangone (MO)
First day panel sessions
Working groups discuss specific action
Developing guidelines: a strategy is created line by line
Role playing: Susanna Ceccanti, Energy Agency of Livorno, and Anton Pogacnik, Director Local Energy Agency of Gorenjska