On 8th February 2017 Beyond Energy Action Strategies” (BEAST) project partners together with the project partners from the “Mayors in Action” (MiA) project organized the Final Event of both projects which was attended by about 100 people.

Hereby we offer you insights into the event.





Welcome and setting the scene

Tie Roefs - Deputy Governor for Environment & Sustainable Development of

the province Vlaams-Brabant


Vincent Berrutto - Head of Unit H2020 Energy, EASME

Presentation of Vincent Berrutto



Keynote speaker

Eero Ailio, Deputy Head DG Energy

Presentation of Eero Ailio


Implementing and financing sustainable energy actions: lessons learnt, best

practices and methodologies from the BEAST and Mayors in Action projects

Ylva Ek and Inga Kreicmane, BEAST project

Presentation of Ylva Ek and Inga Kreicmane


Federico De Filippi and Laura Papaleo, Mayors in Action project

Presentation of Federico De Filippi and Laura Papaleo

Panel discussion - Bridging the gap: how to implement bankable energy


This session featured a debate on how to finance and implement actions in three

main areas: a) transport and mobility, b) energy efficiency in public and residential

sector, and c) renewable energy generation.

The panellists delivered a round of speed presentations:

Optimizing energy efficiency in public buildings – Veerle Leroy, deputy

mayor of Beersel (Belgium) and Savvas Vlachos, Cyprus Energy Agency

Presentation of Savvas Vlachos


Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector - Melita Boric, City of


Presentation of Melita Boric


Participation is key for sustainable communities- Marco Palma,

Municipality of Santorso

Accelerating renewables – Goran Krajacic, University of Zagreb

Presentation of Goran Krajacic


Making sustainable mobility come true – Guri Bugge, Østfold County

Presentation of Guri Bugge


Scaling up sustainable mobility Jo De Clercq, deputy mayor of Herent


Presentation of Jo De Clercq