IN-PLAN / Capacity-building

Integrated Energy, Climate and Spatial planning to enable local and regional authorities to effectively implement their plan. #LifeINPLAN


IN-PLAN welcomes several stakeholders in its capacity-building process. Some of them have been involved since the early stage of the projects, like the regional project partners, the lighthouses, and the pilots. Others will welcome new members on an ongoing basis. Meet them here below:

IN-PLAN partners and lighthouses’ countries

The IN-PLAN Practice… in practice

The IN-PLAN Practice will be implemented by the five regional project partners: REGEA (Croatia), TEA (Ireland), AREA (Italy), ALEA (Romania) and EKV (Sweden).

The Lighthouses are 15 municipalities, cities, or regions from Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Sweden. They have been selected to receive both capacity-building training and direct support in the implementation of the IN-PLAN practice from the project partners. They are

  • HR: Zagreb, Pazin, Križevci,
  • IE: Tipperary County, Southern region
  • IT: Padua, Narni, Prato,
  • SE: Borås, Trollhättan, Mölndal,
  • RO: Alba Iulia, Sebes, Cluj Napoca

The Pilots are 30 other municipalities, cities, or regions from the five project countries. They will receive capacity building from regional project partners as well as the necessary operational guidelines for the implementation of the IN-PLAN practice. They can either implement the practice themselves or seek additional support not covered by the project budget. They are:

  • HR: Zaprešić, Pregrada, Jastrebarsko, Karlovac, Ivanić Grad, Rijeka,
  • IE: Mayo County, Eastern and Midlands,
  • IT: Ravenna, Mantovano,
  • SE: Vargarda, Lysekil, Svenljunga, Skaraborg, Gothenburg region, Boråsregionen
  • RO: Zalau, Oradea, Mures, Turda

Get involved!

Are you interested in implementing the IN-PLAN practice? Join the movement, see what role would fit you and apply as a multiplier or a replicator:

A Multiplier is an energy, climate, or development agency which will take part in the train-the-trainer workshops and will be able to train Replicators. They can be from the same pilot countries as regional project partners, or from other European countries. Train-the-trainers sessions will regularly take place in Brussels.

A Replicator is a municipality, a city, or a region from not only the EU. They will receive capacity building from an IN-PLAN-trained energy, climate, or development agency: a multiplier. They will then initiate the implementation of the IN-PLAN practice themselves or seek external support. To become a replicator, the candidate municipality, city, or region should make sure they have a multiplier in proximity. If this is not the case, IN-PLAN (through FEDARENE) can reach out to the relevant agencies in the area and propose to become a multiplier.

Co-funded by the European Union under project ID 101076428.


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