The project is funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs in Germany and BMWK.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness on energy poverty in rural areas of Southeast Europe, and the possibilities of energy transition and establishment of energy communities. The key activities of the project are focused on capacity building of public institutions at the national, regional and local level, potential founders of energy communities, as well as civil society through workshops, info days and summer schools. Special attention will be dedicated to young people who will participate in summer schools in Slovenia and Croatia, where visits to examples of good practices will be organized.
The project will result in a tool for planning energy efficiency measures and integrating renewable sources in energy communities, reports and a guide for rural communities to combat energy poverty.
Project partners are SDEWES Center, City of Đurđevac, RDA Green Karst, Balkan Green Foundation and LIR Evolution. The ReRURAL project started on December 1, 2023, and its duration is 26 months.