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All regions in the cooperation area share similar climatic conditions and this peculiarity is crucial for energy efficiency policies

MED Efficient Buildings Community is established in the framework of Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020. Its activities take place in the cooperation area of the Programme and beyond, involving partners from EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus and Malta) and IPA Countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania).

All regions in the cooperation area share similar climatic conditions and this peculiarity is crucial for energy efficiency policies. In fact, southern countries have a relatively low energy intensity rate, compared with northern countries, different energy needs and hence different energy efficiency challenges. Energy efficiency measures that yielded good results in North-Europe might not fit the southern context. MED Efficient Buildings Community has been created precisely to bring specific experiences from local stakeholders to the international stage and to find policy solutions at European level that might fit for the conditions of Mediterranean area. 

The project will end in 2019. The Community will participate to the debate for the new energy efficiency policies, which are expected to bring further significant inputs for the future developments of the European energy strategy.