For its 20 years birthday, Euroquality’s and its sister company Europroject’s teams gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria, for a few days, a few joint activities, and memorable times! Setting-up and managing european collaborative projects is a team effort and the incredible athmosphere in the workspace of Euroquality is indubitably a reason of its success. This event organised in the middle of the year strengthened already strong links between the consultants and created new ones during the different ativities. Now everyone is looking forward to the 30th birthday!
Active in the field of energy for several years, Euroquality is happy to participates to the S-PARCS project: “Envisioning and testing new models of sustainable energy cooperation and services in industrial parks” which received the funding of the European Commission answering the call Horizon 2020-EE-18-2017: Energy efficiency of industrial parks through energy cooperation and mutualised energy services.
The main goal of this project coordinated by the Energy Institute of the Johannes Kepler University is to elaborate and implement energy cooperation and mutualisation solutions in several industrial parks that are members of the consortium. The replicability of the solutions developed in various European industrial parks is also a main objective of the project.
The project is now in the contract making phase with the European Commission and is expected to begin in January 2018.
Active on energy efficiency call, Euroquality attended this event organised by the European Commission at Lyon and gathering around a hundred persons. The day started with a quick presentation of 2017 calls by Anette Jahn from EASME agency and a feedback on results of 2014-2015 calls by Pascal Newton from the French ministry of research. In the statistics presented by Mr Newton, we can underline that the average European success rate on Energy Efficiency calls is around 11%. France has the second best success rate with 17.2%, just behind Germany (17.5%) but is only the fifth country when it comes to funding because of its low participation.
This event not being an Info Day, little time was dedicated to presenting the calls and the focus was put on the meeting and discussion of all stakeholders interested in participating to a H2020 project in 2017. Five groups were made to discuss specific calls and topics: “Heating and Cooling”, “Consumers”, “Buildings”, “Industry, service, products”, “Investments & innovative financing”. Exchanges were very interesting for anyone willing to participate and being in a phase of consortium building.
The day ended with tips to build the best proposal and testimony of a H2020 project coordinator.