The cross EU macro-regional strategies meeting on energy thematic was organised by Interact Programme in close cooperation with thematic coordinators of the EU Strategy for Alpine Region, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (all Strategies together referred as MRS) and Danube Strategy Point. The meeting was aiming to kick-off the exchange of experience and mutual learning across the MRS on cross-cutting issues of energy theme. Besides, the event addressed a question on how to better connect efforts undertaken by thematic coordinators of the MRS, the EU and national institutions in charge of delivering the EU Energy and Climate Policies. Moreover, the participants were invited to elaborate on potential activities for further collaboration across the MRS.
During the meeting, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) presented outcomes of the comparative study on the governance structure abnd energy policies in EU macro-regional strategies. The publication was realized in the frame of the Alpine Space project "Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the European Strategy for the Alpine region (AlpGov_379) co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme. The study is available here.