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On March 24 2021 the Research for REGI Committee of the European Parliament published a report on "ISLANDS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION - State of play and future challanges. The study explores the specificities of islands and Outermost Regions of the EU as well as their challenges and existing means of development. This study includes an overview of policy responses for islands' challenges and proposes some recommendations.

The European Islands Facility NESOI, with the objective of facilitating the energy transition on islands, has completed the evaluation of its first call for applications: at least 28 project proposals out of the eligible 74 will receive funding and technical support to develop their islands energy projects.

The Member States of The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) met on the 25th of February to present the New Agenda for the Mediterranean adopted by the European Commission, which emphasised the EU's trust in the UfM's vital role in strengthening regional cooperation and as a privileged forum for dialogue for its 42 Member States.

In the coming years, the UfM will focus on the following areas: 

The European Commission launches the second phase of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat. Over the next two years, the Secretariat will build on the results of Phase I to continue its support to energy transition of islands in the EU. The Secretariat will also match bottom-up initiatives with expert support leading to a pipeline of clean energy projects on the islands.

BRIDGE is a cooperation group of Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Islands and Digitalisation H2020 projects. The annual BRIDGE General Assembly will be held online the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2021. It will be the occasion to present the latest activities by the BRIDGE Working Groups and Task Forces during the last period, as well as discover the new BRIDGE projects and hear about the results and lessons learned from ended projects.

Danish politicians approved a project to build the world's first energy island supplying three million households with energy from the offshore wind power.

With the size of 18 football pitches, the energy island will be historically the biggest construction project in Denmark. The hub for 200 giant offshore wind turbines will be situated 80km out to the North Sea, most probably in the area west of the Jutland coast.

NESOI invites energy initiatives on islands to enroll for a free online course on community energy ownership organised by Friends of the Earth Europe. 

Are you involved in a community renewable energy project and want to improve the skills that will help you in your journey?

Are you interested in learning more about the European energy system and how it relates to local action in your community?

The 19th edition of the EU Regions Week is set to take place on 11-14 October looks to address the  key themes of Green Transition, Cohesion, Digital transition and Citizens engagement.

At the kick-off meeting of the 2021 EU Regions week held on 28 January, the organisers of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy, defined the thematic focus of the upcoming 19th edition.


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