The Extension Stage of AREA 21, AREA 21 + action, has officially started on 01 October 2020. Area 21 + Action will strengthen cooperative energy planning at the local level based on the concept of “Energy Improvement Districts” developed in AREA 21. A good news is that the Subsidy Contract has been signed with the programme authorities and the preparation of the partnership agreement is in progress.

To get the ball rolling, AREA 21 + action has organized a kick-off meeting on 03 November 2020 to continue the project discourse. The two-fold Agenda of the meeting adressed the prospective plans for the project to implement tangible measures on the EID sites. In a plenary session, the partners reviewed the current and planned status along with an introduction of the work plan for the new project. We wish all partners, stakeholders and followers a great start to the project!