Greenovate! Europe are the Thematic Experts for the Policy Learning Platform theme of Low Carbon Economy, building upon our work in the Thematic Capitalisation exercise from 2012-2015 for the prior programme, INTERREG IVC.
Interreg Europe, funded under the European Regional Development Fund, helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, the programme aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place.
The programme funds two main activities. The first is interregional learning projects, where regions can work together to improve their policy frameworks. The second is the Policy Learning Platform, which provides bespoke advice to regions, brokers knowledge exchange, and seeks to capitalise on project achievements for the benefit of all European regions.
Katharina Krell (GreenMatters) and Simon Hunkin (Greenovate! Europe) are responsible for analysing Interreg Europe projects under the Low Carbon Economy theme, writing articles to keep regions up-to-date on European activities and legislation, producing Policy Briefs on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility, and organising and moderating events and online discussions for knowledge sharing.