Project Goal and Objectives


 is an EU project funded under the LIFE programme for technical support to clean energy transition plans and strategies in municipalities and regions. It aims to contribute to the speeding up of the transition to climate neutrality by increasing the energy policy capacities of eight Mediterranean small-medium sized rural municipalities.
The production and use of energy account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), with almost three-quarters reliance on fossil fuels. A rapid and deep decarbonisation of the energy system is therefore essential to reach carbon neutrality goals. 
To achieve such an ambitious goal, the EU has provided multiple frameworks. The European Green Deal drives for climate neutrality in the European continent by 2050, and new obligations for Member States were enforced with the European Climate Law, such as the increase of the 2030 GHG emissions reductions target from 40% to 55% compared to 1990 levels.
To move forward in the energy transition, the role of local and regional authorities is pivotal: in fact, the actual implementation of actions must happen locally, and, thus, local institutional bodies should be facilitators and enablers of this transition.
Against this background, ENTRACK aims to support local authorities in eight rural areas of the Mediterranean to co-design social energy policy responding to specific and real needs of citizens, especially those vulnerable. The project will provide local policy actors at a regional and municipal policy level with scientific-technical knowledge, capacity and a methodological approach to design and implement social energy policies, and, while doing so, including the citizens in their agendas and energy strategies, as well gaining inputs from their active participation. 

ENTRACK Project Objectives

The ENTRACK project is dedicated to facilitating a just and fair energy transition by crafting social-energy policies that directly address the real needs of citizens, particularly focusing on those most at risk of being left behind. The project outlines several specific objectives to achieve this overarching goal:

Objective 1

Enhancing Policymaker Capacity: Through the establishment of Municipality–Region Partnerships (MRP) and a replicable ENTRACK methodology, the project seeks to raise awareness, increase stakeholder participation, and co-design effective local social energy policies.

Objective 2

Ensuring Governance Alignment: By developing a taxonomy of social energy policies and fostering multi-actor collaboration, ENTRACK aims to harmonize energy policies across different governance levels and engage a broad stakeholder base.

Objective 3

Contributing to Energy Targets: The project will equip policymakers with updated knowledge and tools for energy policy design and monitor the impact on energy performance indicators to support EU and national sustainable energy goals.

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