Energy days as a way to involve stakeholders in the city's energy transition strategy

Project information

Index: 1112R4
Acronym:IMAGINE
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location BULGARIA SEVERNA I IZTOCHNA BULGARIA Dobrich Severoiztochen Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01.01.2012

Topic of the practice

Stakeholders involvement

Good Practice Information

Each year different target groups take part in the activities, although these events are mainly aimed at youngsters. The aim is to encourage eco-friendly behaviour from an early age. Amongst the activities organised during the Sustainable Energy Days are: guided visits and study tours, conferences, exhibitions and fairs, educational challenges, local forums and seminars.
Dobrich notably organised a cycling competition for kids, a seminar on intelligent energy and energy efficiency, an exhibition of children's drawings, and launched the "Free of charge trolley transport" initiative. Through such initiatives, Dobrich municipality intends to send key messages to its citizens to help ensure a better quality of life and to contribute to facing the challenges of climate change.

Evidence of success

The organisation of energy days within different international initiatives such as EU Sustainable energy week has established an annual tradition in the Dobrich Municipality. More than 200 people participated.
This action helped build capacity among the participants as well as changing behaviour through educational seminars and information to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in households.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Elena Anastasova

City of Dobrich

e_anastasova@dobrich.bg

www.dobrich.org/index.php?lng=en

Annex completed on: 09-18-2014

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