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UP-STAIRS video released!

Check out our new video if you want to discover more about this European Commission #H2020 project which will accelerate the creation of energy communities and collective action by setting up One-Stop-Shops in 5 pilot regions across the EU.


Peer-to-peer exchange on Renewable Energy Communities (RECs)

UP-STAIRS project partners came together on 8 February 2021 in a working group to exchange on the status quo of RECs in the 5 pilot. Initiated and organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband (the project partner supporting the pilot region of Upper Austria), the working group allowed for a first structured exchange on the opportunities for RECs and collective action in the 5 pilot regions. It was an initial step in developing the One-Stop-Shops that will be established in Cork City (Ireland), the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (Catalonia/Spain), the Municipality of Brunnthal (Germany), the Region of Upper Austria (Austria) and the Municipality of Asenovgrad (Bulgaria).

UP-STAIRS – Off to a great start!

On 30 September - 1 October 2020, 10 organisations from 7 EU countries met online for the kick-off meeting of UP-STAIRS – a project that focusses on accelerating the creation of energy communities in European countries. As central element of the project, One-Stop-Shops for energy communities and collective action will be set up in 5 pilot regions across the EU: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland and Spain. The motivated team discussed first actions and got the project off to a great start. UP-STAIRS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and coordinated by the University College Cork - National University of Ireland. It started on 1 September 2020 and runs for 36 months.

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