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Project description

Project description - SECAP

project:     SECAP
program:   Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020
project duration:    01.11.2018 ~ 30.11.2021
website:                  https://www.ita-slo.eu/sl/secap

Project value

The total value of the project is ~ 2.940.351,30 €
LEAG ~ € 342,206.00 (ERDF contribution, € 290.875,10, own funds € 51.330,90)

Partners on the project
  • LP / VP: Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region
  • PP2: Università degli studi di Trieste
  • PP3: Area of Scientific Research and Technology in the Trieste Area Science Park
  • PP4: Città metropolitana di Venezia
  • PP5: Università IUAV di Venezia
  • PP6: Unioncamere Veneto
  • PP7: Goriška Local Energy Agency - Nova Gorica-GOLEA
  • PP8: Local Energy Agency of Gorenjska - LEAG
  • PP9: Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region - RRA LUR
  • PP10: Municipality of Pivka

Overall goal of the project

The overall objective of SECAP is to promote the sustainable growth of the cross-border area by promoting carbon reduction strategies for all types of areas, in particular urban areas, and by developing appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures (Axis 2, Priority 4e).

The project will contribute to the common cross-border use of tools, methodologies and databases and will have positive impacts on local planning of the entire programming area. The transition to a low-carbon society will be carried out by PP4 and PP10 through infrastructure interventions and the transition from SEAP to SECAP for some municipalities / MTUs / metropolitan cities. In doing so, models of sustainable development of the Covenant of Mayors will be promoted to improve the quality of life and resilience to climate change.

Summary of the project

The joint challenge of the project is to provide the municipalities of the partner areas with practical support in the implementation of sustainable energy policies and in adapting to the environmental changes that are identified at the transition from the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) to the SECAP Action Plan for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (SECAP).

The main objective of the project is to help local operators improve their energy planning capabilities by focusing on energy saving, renewable resources, reducing CO₂ emissions and mitigation measures related to climate change.

The change that we want to introduce comes from a strategic transnational approach, which will ensure rapid adaptation and coherence between different sectors and levels of governance. The purpose is to understand the impacts of climate change and to develop and implement policies in order to ensure an optimal level of adaptation through the development of regional and local strategies that are consistent with national ones. The presence of Slovenian ministries (as affiliated partners) and the FJK region provides for the exchange of choices with management bodies and the coherence of the strategy with action plans and with national and regional development policies.

The expected results are:
  • A cross-border unified strategy that will ensure transition to the green economy and provide new employment opportunities;
  • educational courses for municipalities and public awareness;
  • the transition from some Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) to the SECAP Action Plan for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (SECAP);
  • other pilot activities to define SECAP methodologies tailored to local needs.

Main results

The main expected results of the SECAP project are:
  1. Study on the effects of climate change on the program area using methodological reports and basic emission inventories for participating municipalities. To this end, a common methodology will be checked to provide public institutions with a tool for an efficient and cost-effective composition of the baseline emission inventories and the CO₂ emission control status (BEI and MEI) Collaboration between PPs with verified scientific competencies and the experience they contribute to the subjects responsible for the "management" of the area at different levels will provide effective cross-border planning for reducing carbon emissions (axis 2.1, PS Italy-Slovenia). Exchange of good practices between PP and capitalization of past successful experiences on the topic of increasing energy efficiency (with special emphasis at the Covenant of Mayors) will help to develop a common strategy for optimizing the use of existing resources.
  2. Creating an inventory of existing strategies, measures and projects that are useful for increasing the resilience in cities, the composition of a bilingual online database with statistics and data on energy / climate / environment and a Slovene-Italian map of vulnerability of sites with emphasis on the urban scale. On this basis, it will work with a coordinated approach and ensure the transition from SEAP to SECAP, with particular attention to the transition from mitigation to adaptation. The developed guidelines will encourage the accession of those municipalities that have not yet received the SEAP / SECAP process. The guidelines will be cross-border and uniform for the entire Italian-Slovenian area, as they are common to all PPs.
  3. Based on the results of the comprehensive operation of DS3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3, interventions for the development of action plans and other concrete activities. SECAP wants to check the effectiveness of work done by monitoring some municipalities during the SEAP change process in SECAP, both in Italy and Slovenia. Upon completion of the training, PP will assist the municipalities in forming the SEAP (at least 10). In Italy, it will be examined how to build a SECAP for a wider area (for example, in the PP4 area or in the FJC with the participation of the MTU). If the inter-municipal SECAP can not be compiled, individual municipalities will participate in the implementation of activities. Encouraging municipalities to increase energy efficiency will continue with interventions for better use of energy sources (with consequent emission reductions), energy audits and short publication of existing good practices, as well as verification of their repeatability. SECAP project infrastructural interventions do not only aim at the full implementation of the strategies that have been elaborated in the previous phases, but are intended to show and provide visible and useful experiences that will actively contribute to the verification of energy saving interventions. These results represent a real direct and indirect contribution 2.1.1 d to specific objective 2.1, by improving the capacity of cities interested in project activities and by reducing energy consumption in public buildings. Furthermore, the development of a uniform cross-border mitigation and adaptation strategy and the transition from SEAP to SECAP envisages positive impacts on the entire program area and ensures continuity of cooperation to strengthen activities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing resilience and mitigation / adapting to climate change by direct complementing results in national and regional programming / planning of adaptation strategies for climate change in Italy and Slovenia.
Responsible for the project at LEAG: Črtomir Kurnik, Deputy Director


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