The South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (STRIA) is partner of the FIRECE – Interreg Central Europe project from 1st June of 2017. As the title  says, –  Innovative Financial Instruments for industry low carbon energy transition in Central Europe –  the project main aim is to improve the capacities of the public sector and related entiities to plan territorially based low-carbon strategies in the frame of Regional Energy plans, supporting the low-carbon energy transition of traditional industrial sector to meet the regional energy saving targets defined according to EU and national legislation. The objective is to achieve supporting Regional Authorities, Energy Agencies and Regional Financial Agencies to elaborate and implement innovative financial instruments (IFIs) particularly addressed to provide Energy savings investments and project plans elaborated by SMEs. In parallel, an assessment procedure will check the quality of the investments and projects elaborated by SMEs to optimize resources and reach the targets. FIRECE project links to the specific objective because it will support public sector to plan and manage instruments able to achieve saving targets.

Bologna will be the host of 2nd steering and technical committee meeting between 6th and 7th of March 2018. The project partners get together to discuss the training courses and study visits of the project and to manage regional Energy Plans The organizing teams of Emilia-Romagna Region and Leadpartner / Chamber of commerce of Venice have arranged everything necessary to create perfect surrounding conditions for the meeting.

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The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary.