Our Community encourages the use of the Ecosystemic Transition Unit model (ETU) to integrate the energy transition into territorial planning and to enhance local sustainable development using a holistic approach.
We use a multi-level coordination model to bring together governance, economic competitiveness and social innovation with the goal of improving rural livability and resilience.
From 2016-2019 six pilot projects were carried out across the northern Mediterranean to implement a variety of renewable energy systems in rural and island areas. The Renewable Energy Community used these experiences to design a model for replicating these projects - the Ecosystemic Transition Unit (ETU).
In the second phase of the Renewable Energy project (2019-2022) the Renewable Energy Community will share this model with municipalities, businesses, and academia from across the region, making the ETU model a reference that communities in the Mediterranean and beyond can implement to join the energy transition.