AREA 21 + action

Promoting Cooperative Processes for Integrated Energy Planning at a District Level

Welcome to the website of AREA 21 + action! This project is a follow-up of AREA 21, a transnational cooperation project that is jointly carried out by partner organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region. The project seeks to model energy efficient urban areas of the future, adopting collaborative stakeholder engagement processes in the strategic planning and implementation of energy solutions.

Specifically, AREA 21 + action brings together public authorities, energy providers, property owners and citizens to find and apply the best solutions for saving energy to decrease CO2 emissions. To achieve this, the project enables local authorities from cities around the Baltic Sea Region to run cooperative planning processes within Energy Improvement Districts. The process seeks to help authorities to work together across different sectors, to understand citizens’ motives and barriers, and to activate relevant players in urban neighbourhoods.

AREA 21 + action is part-financed by the  European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood Instrument) as part of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, Priority 2 “Natural resources”, Specific objective 2.3 “Energy efficiency”.

Key Facts

Project Duration

October 2017 – September 2020

Project Budget

Total budget
2.55 Million EUR

Programme co-financing (European Regional Development Fund)
1.89 Million EUR

Russian funding
0.10 Million EUR