Strategic AG9 event: Energy efficiency in enterprises in the EUSALP macro-region

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Background information

The promotion of energy efficiency measures in the economic sector in the EUSALP macro-region is a strategic goal of EUSALP Action Group 9 that has the mission "to make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy". On March 21 and 22, 2019, decision-makers, energy agencies, civil society, administrations, businesses and their associations and R&D will gather in Bolzano to discuss strategic steps of the EUSALP to support and promote energy efficiency in enterprises. Together, participants will concretize a wider trend-setting framework that will foster and support energy efficiency policies in the macro-region with the aim of making its economy more competitive and sustainable while creating new opportunities for the green economy sector. The event is organized by EUSALP Action Group 9 and under the patronage of the Italian EUSALP Presidency chaired by the Region of Lombardy.

Translation service German - Italian - English is offered during the event.

A German and Italian translation of the programme can be found below.



Participation in the event is free of charge. Prior online registration is necessary.

Online registration is open.



Day 1, 21.03.2019, 09:30-18:30

09:30-13:00: Site visits, Visit of local good practice examples in the field of “energy efficiency in the local economy"

09:30-10:00: Registration participants site visit good practice examples, meeting place entrance hall NOI Tech Park

10:00-13:00: Site Visits - Bicycle tour

The good practices are situated nearby the NOI Techpark in Bolzano. The site visits will therefore be visited using bicycles, if the weather situation permits. Bicycles and helmets will be offered by the organizer. Please wear clothes that match the purpose.

13:00-18:00: Workshop “A shared vision for energy efficient enterprises in the EUSALP”

13:00-14:00: Workshop registration and lunch

14:00-15:30 Pitching Session

Opening of the Workshop, Ulrich Santa, EUSALP Action Group 9 Leader, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima

Supporting enterprises in becoming more energy-efficient:  the Po Valley regions expectations in the project LIFE IP PREPAIR, Sara Verones, Agency for Water Resources and Energy of the Autonomous Province of Trento

Key elements for successful funding of energy efficiency measures, Petra Lackner, Austrian Energy Agency

Stakeholder involvement in energy efficiency progammes: Lessons learned, Lorenz Neher, Energy Agency St. Gallen

Recommendations for strengthening macro-regional cooperation in the field of energy efficiency for enterprises, Nicole Hartl, Austrian Energy Agency

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-18:30: Parallel round-table discussions

18:30: Networking dinner


Day 2, 22.03.2019, 09:00-14:00

08:30-09:00: Registration and welcome coffee

09:00-10:30 Conference session 1

Opening of the Conference and Greetings, Arno Kompatscher, President of the Autonomous Provice of Südtirol/Alto Adige and Raffaele Cattaneo, EUSALP Presidency 201, Ministry Environment and Climate, Lombardy Region

Activities of EUSALP Action Group 9 in the field of energy efficiency in enterprises, Ulrich Santa, EUSALP Action Group 9 Leader, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima

Energy efficiency as an opportunity for the green economy, innovation and competitiveness of enterprises, Cristina Ricci, Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster, ICIM

How to support Alpine Enterprises in improving their energy efficiency, Nicole Hartl, Austrian Energy Agency

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Conference session 2

Accompanying SME’s in energy efficiency enhancement, Domenico Santino ENEA, Stefano Nardon, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima

Good Practice Lombardy Region, Roberto Galvanelli, Regula

Strengthening enterprises through network building: The Bavarian Energy Efficiency Network Initiative, Eva Halsch, Bayern Innovativ

A shared vision for energy efficient enterprises in the EUSALP -  Presentation of outputs from the workshop, Ulrich Santa, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima

Panel discussion: “Shared vision for energy efficient enterprises in the EUSALP”

Closing remarks

13:00-14:00 Light farewell lunch


Further programme details will be updated on a regular basis on this website.


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