PROSPECT+ enables capacity building in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement effective and efficient sustainable energy plans, including their proper monitoring and verification and ensuring that such plans are using synergies from other local plans and that their effects are properly monitored.


PROSPECT+ builds on the results and success of the previous H2020 project, PROSPECT, that enabled over 150 cities and regions to learn from their peers about innovative financing schemes and implement specific energy projects.

The overall aim is to develop a training programme where local and regional authorities will interactively solve problems with their specific sustainable energy projects, to both identify and either overcome (i.e. lack of trained and knowledgeable staff), or surpass their lack of capacity (i.e. when referring to market or macroeconomic conditions which cannot be easily influenced).

The learning will continue through the 5 learning modules (public buildings, private buildings, public lighting, transport, and cross-sectoral), with more attention given to improved decision-making of cities on how they choose projects for financing, as well as how to assess and ensure that their projects are finance-ready.

PROSPECT+ intends to engage all Member States and empower them to make smarter decisions about implementing energy efficiency measures with innovative financing. The ambition is to ensure that over 200 EU cities in at least 20 EU MS improve their capacities when it comes to implementing projects from SECAPs and similar sustainable plans.

PROSPECT+ Project Consortium

PROSPECT+consortium is made of 6 core partners from PROSPECT (IEECP, UPRC, FEDARENE, Energy Cities, Eurocities and ESV), with 4 new agencies which will act as mentors (SEMMO, TIPPERARY, ENERGAP, INNOLID). The new partners were all successful mentors in PROSPECT and thus give an outside perspective to how the programme was run. Additionally, Adelphi was invited to strengthen capacities for attracting financing and is the only partner without any previous connection to the PROSPECT programme, providing a fresh viewpoint.

The PROSPECT+ project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101023271. The content of this page is for information purpose only. The relevant legal instruments and the text of the call shall take precedence over the information contained in this page. The European Commission or CINEA does not accept responsibility for any use made of the information contained therein.

In the news

Join the experts in discussing the financing of local energy transition

PROSPECT+ and the Covenant of Mayors are hosting a unique interactive session at the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Policy consultation on financing for climate actions: your insights needed

Participate in PROSPECT+ upcoming events as a speaker or guest, share your valuable insights, and help shape policy recommendations for accelerating climate action and energy transformation while ensuring public authorities' access to financing.

Open Call: Innovative financing for local & regional authorities

On 2nd March 2023, PROSPECT+ - a capacity-building project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme - will open a call for cities, regions and local energy agencies to improve their financing capacities when it comes to implementing their sustainable energy and climate action plans, putting them on track to reach the EU climate and energy targets.

Apply as a mentee for innovative sustainable energy financing 

After the successful 1st learning cycle where the participants shared their experiences with other-than-subsidies financing, PROSPECT+ now opens the application for the mentees for the second learning cycle.

PROSPECT+ opens applications for mentors

The mentors' recruitment process for the second learning cycle of the Prospect+ Capacity-Building Programme has kicked off!

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