The Clean energy for EU islands Secretariat is launching a first Call for Support this April, calling EU islands to apply for technical support for their projects.
The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat continues to offer support to European islands to further advance in their clean energy transition. From formulating strategic energy transition plans to grid integration studies, regulatory analysis, or help finding financing for concrete projects: this technical support aims to bring solutions to all European islands tailored to whichever phase of the transition they are in.
The Secretariat launched a first Call for Technical Support this March and a second one in February 2022. Islands are first invited to use a self-assessment tool to refine the type of support they need and then apply by filling an online form that includes a description of the requested support services, the expected impact of the project and the stakeholder team that takes responsibility. All the details on the technical support and the application process are explained in the Secretariat's Guide for Applicants.
Islands are welcomed to submit questions regarding the provided support and the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org. A webinar will be organised on 20 April 2021 11:00-12:00 CET explaining how to apply and addressing the questions received before 16 April. Participants are also encouraged to pose questions live during the webinar. The deadline for submitting applications for the first call is 4 May 2021 at 23:59 CET.
In addition, the Secretariat’s regional partners will be available throughout the application process to explain the application process to the island stakeholders in their local language.