ENEA Think Tank on MED Capitalization

ENEA Think Tank on MED Capitalization
January 22nd 2014
Place: 
C.R. ENEA Casaccia
Via Anguillarese, 301
Roma
Italy
IT

On the 21 January 2014, ENEA organised an internal workshop dedicated to the capitalisation challenges in EU funded projects where ENEA is involved as main applicant or partner. Water Drop Team met colleagues from ENEA technical units involved in recent EU funded project in the Mediterranean.

The aim of the seminar was to take stock of long-term ENEA experience in the Mediterranean area by promoting cross knowledge, establishing synergies, building cooperation efforts and encouraging a debate with other programmes and projects in the area.

The 16 participants had a first opportunity to share information about methodologies, outputs and results from many projects, combining many field of activities: renewable energies, energy efficiency, integrated water cycle management, eco-industrial development, eco-innovation in agriculture (table 1).

Analysis of project’s histories and practices has been carried out in order to capitalize knowledge, collect opinions of key stakeholders on some crucial issues, identify synergies and joint activities to be realized in the future, discuss about problems encountered and possible solutions. combining many field of activities: renewable energies, energy efficiency, integrated water cycle management, ecoindustrial development, eco-innovation in agriculture (table 1). Analysis of project’s histories and practices has been carried out in order to capitalize knowledge, collect opinions of key stakeholders on some crucial issues, identify synergies and joint activities to be realized in the future, discuss about problems encountered and possible solutions. The seminar fostered the study and definition of a capitalisation methodology as well as the creation of a capitalization community, to build on achievements by pilot actions to pave the way to potential well-acknowledged best practices.

The discussion and the level of participation among the projects were very high. The most important point of discussion was to identify permanent instruments for knowledge accumulation, monitoring and exchange of the best practices and tools of the different projects. The stakeholders expressed interest to implement capitalization activities and to work together, with the support of the ENEA