EU City Facility initiative is looking for Country Expert to support local authorities in Poland. Country expert should have proven technical and financial expertise and national/local working experience in the field of energy and climate investments.

European City Facility (EUCF) - Background

The new pan-European City Facility (EUCF) is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to a large number of cities and municipalities in the European Union to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts.

The Facility will address two fundamental barriers for sustainable energy investments:

  • Financial and legal capacity of local authorities to transform their long-term energy and climate strategies (e.g. SEAPs, SECAPs etc.) into appropriate investment concepts.
  • Lack of aggregation of fragmented smaller projects (for example in the building sector) and thus lack of attractiveness for the financial sector.

Successful applicants to the EUCF (cities and municipalities) will make us of the lump sum to develop their investment concept, which represents an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan.  The objective is to facilitate the subsequent mobilization of (local) investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

European City Facility (EUCF) - Timeline

The EU City facility is run by a consortium of 5 partners: Energy Cities, Adelphi, Climate Alliance, Enviros, FEDARENE.

The project started in September 2019 and will last for 48 months

Country Expert

The consortium proposed a decentralised support system especially for the benefit of small and medium-sized cities which often fail to access centrally managed EU funds and programmes.  For each EU Member State, the consortium will appoint a Country Expert, whose role will be to support cities in their ‘city journey’ and to support the EUCF Team for a smooth EUCF operation and monitoring.  We will select Country Expert based on their proven technical and financial competences and national/local working experience in the field of energy and climate investments, their existing relations and contacts with cities, best value for money and references. 

We are looking for Country Expert in Poland.

Please find more information on the call here.  

Deadline to answer: May 7, 2020 COB