Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)
The CLEEN project aims to build a partnership of civil society organizations in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
19.04.2016 | WECF Project
|Countries:||Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine|
|Partners:||Akhatsikhe (Georgia), Ecoclub (Ukraine), Gutta-Club (Moldova)|
|Duration:||01/2015 - 06/2018|
CLEEN is a 3-year EU project with the aim to build a partnership of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The focus will be on energy efficiency and cost savings, and increased accountability of local and national authorities on this issue. WECF will coordinate this project, develop modules and provide technical expertise.
The overall objective of the CLEEN project is to build a partnership of CSOs in the four countries to strengthen CSO capacities for:
- Monitoring of local policies and budgets
- Cooperation with local authorities and stakeholders
- Policy dialogues
- Raising awareness on energy policies
In order to achieve the overall project objective, several activities will be undertaken:
- Capacity building of CSOs
- Sub-granting to local CSOs
- Partnership, networking, advocacy and outreach
The project activities are undertaken to generate the following results:
- 60-90 trained CSO staff in the four countries have enhanced skills in three areas and can contribute to public policy analysis, participate in developing local strategies and train others;
- 30-45 CSOs using their newly acquired skills to promote reform and increased public accountability in fifteen local authorities, whose improved energy efficiency skills benefit 10,000-50,000 local citizens;
- One sectorial regional partnership of CSOs sharing common values and challenges is facilitated, providing networking support for 30-45 CSOs to replicate local energy practices and strengthened advocacy impact.
Project info will be shared on a website which is at the moment still under construction.
CLEEN is financed by the European Commission
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Video (6 min): by Deutsche Welle & Maria Lesser on our project in Georgia
The CLEEN Project and Its Successes
The CLEEN Project, driven by WECF and 3 other local co-applicant organizations, strives to implement energy-efficient policies into local communities in 4 eastern European countries which are Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia
Better energy efficiency in Moldova thanks to insulation of public buildings
Local authorities and WECF partner OA Colaborare cooperate to provide public buildings with proper insulation
WECF Event in Brussels: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”
WECF organised Wednesday June 21 event to highlight Project CLEEN during EU Sustainable Energy Week “CLEEN energy has changed our lives”.
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Ukrainian partner Voice of Nature protects the environment in the Ukrainian city of Kamiansk
The success story of the Khmelnytskyi Youth Development Club
For the very first time in the history of Khmelnytsk, energy conservation not only became the main discussion point of local authorities and politicians, but also of its youth
"Alone you go faster, together you go further!"
Report from the CLEEN evaluation and coordination meeting, October 20-21
CLEEN Network: Platform for cooperation between local grass roots organizations on energy efficiency
Regional Network Meeting of Green Initiatives seeking to green the world with green energy for a sustainable and clean environment
Introducing a new phenomenon in Armenia: Energy Cooperatives
WECF along with Belgian and European Energy Cooperatives explore possibilities of implementing sustainable energy in Armenia
CLEEN: Making local grass roots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency
WECF and partners organise regional network meeting and workshop in Georgia and Armenia