This International Training Programme is specially designed for persons qualified to participate in reform processes of importance on different levels and holds a position in home organisation with mandate to run processes of change. It offers support to strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity over time in order for your organisation to define and achieve goals in both the short and long term. A participant will take part of the latest development in your area of work supervised by skilled Swedish colleagues and experts, develop a network of colleagues from other countries and enhance knowledge in new working methods. The methodology used is based on the assumption that your organisation wish to carry out changes and are willing to invest own resources to achieve these changes.

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to capacity building and change processes in the participants organizations in order to achieve sustainable and strategic energy efficiency in the participating countries.

The program will cover areas as follows:

  • Energy efficiency with an EU-focus
  • The changing role for various stakeholders in the energy sector, particularly the increasing role of the private sector
  • Energy efficiency in the housing sector and how to involve the consumers
  • Energy audits in industries and the commercial sector
  • District heating, efficient production, distribution and management
  • Policy tools for combating climate change
  • Energy planning on national, regional and local level

 Application is to be made on the special form attached and include a recent photograph and all required information and documents. The applicant must be nominated by her/his organization or institution. As appropriate the application is to be approved by the official nominating authority in the country. The application is to be submitted to the nearest Swedish Embassy/Consulate. If there is no Swedish Embassy/Consulate in the applicant´s country, the application should be sent directly to the Programme Secretariat. Selected applicants will be notified by e-mail.

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Republic of Moldova will host the Regional Phase of the training program Efficient Energy Use and Planning

On Thursday 5th December 2013, LIFE Academy has successfully completed the Sweden phase of the Efficient Energy Use and Planning (EE2013C) training program. The program was held from 12th November to 5th December, 2013 and included participants from different countries from Eastern Europe. This is the first time where a LIFE Academy training program is represented by a homogenous participant group. During the 4 weeks that the participants underwent training in Sweden, they presented their respective Change Project ideas, exchanged country situations, participated in group discussions and case study analyses, attended classroom lectures and visited various industrial, residential and municipal sites in Karlstad and Stockholm to gain an overall technical and practical knowledge on various aspects of energy efficiency.

The Regional Phase of this training is to be held in Republic of Moldova, from 31st March to 9th April, 2014.


In the picture, EE2013C participants during a study visit in Stockholm.

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