The INTENSSS-PA action will include three distinct phases:

Organising Background knowledge

The first phase  involves the identification and organization of background knowledge on integrated sustainable energy planning. More specifically it involves

  1. The identification, study and recording of available know-how, training materials and case-studies on integrated energy planning
  2. The clustering of the regions based on a set of criteria
  3. The development of the project repository

The identified materials, along with the approach, guidelines and methodological tools developed within the project, will be organized in a database that will be made available at the project website.

Human and Institutional Capacity Building

The second phase involves the actual building of the human and institutional capacity of stakeholders involved in the integrated sustainable energy planning. This process will take place through the Regional Living Labs concept.

Seven Regional Living Labs will be established and operated in order to:

  1. Co-design an integrated sustainable energy planning concept that is linking spatial and institutional design
  2. Carry out a prototyping experiment on this concept in applying it for the development of seven integrated sustainable energy plans – one within each RLL
  3. Evaluate the planning concept and the capacity provided for efficient and effective planning through the Regional Living Lab approach
  4. Perform synthesis and transferability of knowledge within the INTENSSS-PA network of RLLs in order to co-develop a generic planning concept, as well as decision making approach (i.e. through RLL).


The third phase involves activities aiming to communicate the innovative integrated planning concept and to evaluate its capacity to be replicated and incorporated to legal and institutional frameworks of the Member States involved in the project.

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