Project Structure

Developing the new Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) Methodology 

The project has an easy but coherent methodological approach given by the structure of the work packages (WPs): Starting from the adaptation of the suitable methodology for the whole SEAP process (drafting, implementation, monitoring and improve) which will be accompanied by a training of partners and Local Authorities (LA) on how to use the methodology and tools. Afterwards, the implementation of new SEAPs and reviewing of existing ones will be carried out.

Retrofitting of buildings

Due to the EU economic crisis, new public private schemes for energy interventions in public sector are to be considered and implemented. Therefore, the project will pilot specific initiatives on retrofitting of buildings according to the new requirements set from the EU proposal of Directive COM 2011/0370 on energy efficiency, as a way of concretely implement SEAPs by means of public private financial investments.

Work packages
WP1 Project Preparation

Lead Partner: Province of Turin

  • Elaboration of Tender
  • Organization of preliminary partners meeting 
  • Definition and submission of application form and related documents
WP2 Project Mangement

Lead Partner: Province of Turin

  • Project Meetings
  • Financial and activities report
  • General project management


WP3 Information and Publicity
  • Communication strategy
  • Central database for collaboration and external contact
  • Communication material
  • Support of local communication activities
  • National, international activities
WP4 Analysis of SEAP methodology
  • Identification of all tools in use by compiling a SEAP
  • Assessment of all methods and tools for the integration of adaptation issues
  • Development of the new adaptated methodology for SEAP elaboration
  • Review of the methodology based on feedback
WP5 Capacity Building
  • Training for trainers
  • Training programmes with Local Authorities
  • Online training platform
  • Transnational exchange for Project Partners being involved in the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) Initiative
  • Working group on stakeholders‘ involvement and Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes with regards to SEAPs
WP6 Draft of SEAPs
  • Preparing the action
  • Mobilizing local decision makers
  • Developing local SEAPs and reviewing existing SEAPs
  • Promoting to other municipalities
  • Promotion to other ASA regions
WP7 Action plans for investments
  • Assessment of innovative public private financial schemes
  • Definition of Action Plans for Public investments (APPI) methodology
  • Test of Action Plans for Public investments (APPI) methodology
  • Assessment of results of the APPI test from economic, energy and environmental point of view
  • Review of the APPI methodology


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On 31 May 2015 the SEAP_Alps project will be finalized, and the partnership looks back to numerous fruitful results and good cooperation. The objective of the project was to promote energy planning at local level, boosting the capacity of project partners in supporting small and medium municipalities in the drafting of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs).

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors voluntarily commit to increasing energy efficiency and the use of sustainable energy sources in their municipality. More than 6000 local authorities are part of the European initiative. They do not only use the political signal strength at the European level, but also instruments free of charge to achieve their ambitious climate objectives.

Energy efficiency of public buildings contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is one the measures in the preparation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP). In the framework of the project SEAP Alps the measures will be achieved together with local authorities, stakeholders and energy agencies. By 2020 municipalities will provide an enormous contribution to the reduction of CO2.

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