First CA-RES/CA-EED/CA-EPBD workshop
The Joint Workshop brought together the Concerted Action for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD), the Concerted Action for the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (CA RES) and the Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED). The event took place in Barcelona, Spain on the 30th and 31st January 2020. During the course of the Joint Workshop, over 220 experts, policy makers and implementers gathered to discuss issues related to the implementation of the three Directives in Member States, Norway, Iceland and the UK.
This was the first Joint Concerted Action Workshop, of this scale, to include experts working on three different policy areas: energy performance of buildings; renewable energy sources; and energy efficiency. By bringing together policy makers and implementers from these three groups, the workshop aimed to increase understanding of the different policy areas and help delegates identify the potential synergies in how the three Directives can be implemented. A key focus was to encourage dialogue between participants, through which they can identify possible cooperation opportunities on these cross-cutting areas and also identify ways to improve the coordination between institutions that implement the Directives.