The European Union Horizon 2020 PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union. It helps local and regional authorities to benefit from the lessons learnt and the experience of their peers, in order to launch their own investment programme.
In this context, PROSPECT has created an easy and replicable peer to peer learning programme for regional and local authorities, thus encouraging the exchange of knowledge and experience on innovative financing schemes used to implement sustainable energy and climate plans, especially within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. Through peer mentoring activities and study visits, cities and regions are given the opportunity to learn how to finance the energy transition from the ones who understand it the most: their peers! The learning programme has five thematic learning modules: Public Buildings, Private Buildings, Public Lighting, Transport, Cross-Sectoral. In these thematic modules, regional and local authorities, who can serve either as mentors or mentees, can learn in two ways: through peer mentoring and study visits. Four Learning Cycles have been implemented, which attracted over 140 European Cities, Regions and Energy Agencies.
More on the PROSPECT website.