228272 energy efficiency

Contract nr



Project leader

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Derneği Turkey Representation (HBSD)

Postal address

Inonu Cad. Haci Hanim Sok. No 10/12, 34439 Gumussuyu – Istanbul, Turkey


+90-212-249 15 54


Dr Ulrike Dufner

Email address



 Center for Monitoring and Evaluation, Stojana Protića 14/1 Belgrade, Serbia

 Hnuti  DUHA – Friends of the Earth, Brno, Czech Republic

Association Center for Ecology and Energy, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Association of European Union Policies (EUPI), Turkey

Total budget

EUR 315,959.00

EC Grant

EUR 246,890 (78.14%)


24  months

Objectives of the action

Overall objective:  The overall objective of the proposed action is to contribute to the promotion and improvement of energy efficiency in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey.

Specific objective: CSOs as well as local stakeholders such as municipalities in Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are involved in the implementation of energy efficiency policies according to EU standards.

Target group(s)

·         A total of 20 civil society organizations from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Czech Republic dealing with energy efficiency/policy and climate change;

·         A total of 15 municipalities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey and of the international networks;

·         A total 9 experts of energy efficiency offices/information offices and of civil society organizations to be trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey;

·         40 decision and opinion makers (like politicians on the national and local level, CSO representatives)

·         A total of 20 local and national journalists in Serbia and Turkey

Final beneficiaries

The final beneficiaries are the general public and especially local public in the three countries, as they will benefit from the training measures and the awareness rising among decision makers and opinion leaders.

Estimated results

Result 1- Awareness about need to develop and implement a energy efficiency strategy is raised in the public and among decision makers of Turkey and Serbia

Result 2- The capacity of civil society organizations concerning the elements of a strategy for energy efficiency and steps towards its implementation is strengthened

Result 3- Durable and sustainable partnerships and the transfer of knowledge and experience between civil society actors and municipalities are established

Result 4-  Information flow and exchange about EU standards between EU and non-EU member countries is realized for the stakeholders in the field of energy efficiency

Result 5- An efficient project management, monitoring and evaluation system is established and implemented

Main activities

A.1.1)  Presentation of the surveys to journalists and decision makers by a public meeting

A.1.2) Decision makers in at least 15 local municipalities from Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey participated at the public meetings and are informed about the content of the surveys and the measures that could be taken on the local level.

A.1.3) By 2 public meetings, a total of 20 civil society organisations, of 20 journalists and of 40 (local and national) policy makers from Serbia and Turkey are informed about the survey on energy efficiency and policy advices towards the implementation of an energy efficiency strategy and ways to take action

A.1.4) A web page is established containing relevant information on energy efficiency possibilities, strategies and networks and ensures access of the general public to relevant information on the issue

A.1.5)  A regular e-newsletter will be distributed by e-mail and published in the web site

A.2.1) A total of 20 possible experts that could be involved in energy efficiency services and offices are identified in the three countries

A.2.2) Training materials such as best practices leaflets, training brochures, e-learning documents, are prepared for the workshops by Hnuti  DUHA (Czech Partner) and HBSD and are published on the website in 3 languages

A.2.3) In 4 workshops in Turkey, 2 workshops in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 2 workshops in Serbia, a total of at least 60 civil society activists will be trained about their role and possibilities in the implementation of energy efficiency measures

A.3.1) The preparations of the international conference is held by the cooperation in the trainings, establishing of the web site and the public meetings in this project

A.3.2) The transfer of knowledge between civil society actors and municipalities is conducted by the specific workshop in the international conference

A.3.3) A conference about the role of municipalities, best practices with the participation of representatives of established networks is organized

A.3.4) A conference publication ensured durable information and access to contact information about networks in 3 languages

A.3.5) The web page contained necessary background information and contact information for further cooperation

A.4.1) Energy survey on the potentials, necessary legal and administrative structures with regards to the EU standard and legislations are developed for Turkey and Serbia and they are published in two languages (Turkish and Serbian)

A.4.2) The special information and training material on EU standards and on key European treaties and directives such as the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (2007-12) and the Energy Community Treaty for South East Europe (EnC) is prepared by the experts and is published on the website

A.4.3) Special press briefings and background information on EU energy efficiency policies and goals are provided

A.5.1) A preparatory workshop is held in Turkey in order to create the harmony within the partners and to conduct regular monitoring and evaluation methods

A.5.2) Regularly project team meetings are held on monthly basis by telephone conferences in order to ensure keep the keep the harmony of the project partners

A.5.3) A monitoring and evaluation system is established