PentaHelix

Archived project
This project started on Mar 01, 2018 to end on Sep 30, 2021.
The PentaHelix project is developing and testing a new approach for integrating multi-governance planning for sustainable energy, both horizontal and vertical, together with close interaction with 5 key stakeholders in Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs): Public authorities (local to international), Industry (and businesses such as SMEs), Academia (research and educational institutes), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Citizens (house owners, car owners, commuters etc).

The project aims to develop a peer-to-peer online platform for SECAP development that can be used by multiple public authorities in joint planning and implementation. This will enable the integration of different administrative levels and geographical planning areas and enhance the cost efficiency in the entire planning and implementation process and exchange based on economies of scale and closer cooperation. In addition, regional PentaHelix Task forces will be established, involving key stakeholder and target groups, serving as a driver for a wider scope of the SECAPs as well as bringing invaluable insights and identification of potential measures, system solutions and a better understanding of drivers and barriers for a more sustainable society as a whole, in each specific region. This PentaHelix approach will be developed and tested in 8 pilot municipalities in Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Spain, and Latvia. Together these pilot areas constitute a large number of inhabitants and potential mitigation of CO2 and energy savings.

To further enhance the impact of the project a broad replication and dissemination strategy and actions will be rolled out in many EU countries. This will be mainly aiming for neighbouring regions as well as the ERRIN Network with its many member organisations. Targeted dissemination actions will be targeted and carried out by the 11 partners across 5 countries throughout the 36 months. UNIZAG FSB is the project leader.