Visegrad partnership: Building capacities for energy sector reform in Ukraine

Time-frame of the project

15/05/2016 – Training module for representatives of Ukrainian municipalities in the Czech Republic 25/02/2016 – Visegrad 4 Ukraine: improving energy efficiency (workshop) 17/12/2015 – Experience of Poland (seminar) 10/12/2015 – Experience of Hungary (seminar) 03/12/2015 – Experience of Slovak Republic (seminar) 26/11/2015 – Experience of Czech Republic in energy efficiency (seminar)

Quarterly monitoring energy efficiency measures in Ukraine

Project description

Goal of the project

The project facilitates sharing of Slovak experience with Ukrainian partners in the field of energy sector reform with focus on improving energy efficiency and the use of renewables, including the experience from the implementation of respective EU legislation and programs, their transposition into national legislation and policies as well as learning from the best practices and successfully implemented projects in the field. Masaryk University, namely CENERS experts, have been largely involved in the project.

All activities are taking place between July 2015 and February 2017.

Aims of the project

  • training of Ukrainian governmental officials responsible for implementation of Association Agreement in the field of harmonization of national legislation with the EU energy acquis with special focus on energy efficiency and the use of renewables, including learning lessons from the transposition of EU legislation to national legislation of Visegrad countries
  • trainings of representatives of Ukrainian municipalities in both the EU legislation and programs as well as national legislation and policy of the Czech Republic in the field of improving energy efficiency on the municipality level, including learning lessons from successfully implemented projects and the best practices on municipal level in Slovakia
  • raising public awareness and enhance public knowledge in Ukraine about the EU policies in the field of energy efficiency and the use of renewables with the reference on the experience of Visegrad Four countries 

Main outcomes of the project

1. Four trainings in Kyiv for the Ukrainian governmental officials

In these four trainings, presentations of the V4 experience in the field of energy efficiency by national experts from V4 countries were delivered. Each of the V4 experts held a one day seminar lecturing on their country experience from the implementation of the EU legislation, development of national policies and programs in the field of energy efficiency and the use of renewables.

Reports on these trainings may be found here:

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Slovak Republic
  3. Hungary
  4. Poland

2. Training session in the Czech Republic for 20 representatives of Ukrainian municipalities

The first day of the session was dedicated to a seminar on overview of EU and Czech policies, programs by the European Association of Energy Cities, Covenant of Mayors, Action Plans for sustainable energy in towns and municipalities, innovative financing schemes implemented in Czech cities and regions, the latest approaches to improving the energy efficiency of buildings, regional and municipal energy management systems – multilevel EM systems, improving public awareness of energy efficiency and forging links between municipalities and local inhabitants.

The rest of the event was filled with field trips to successfully implemented energy efficiency projects, with focus on municipalities, public lightning modernization, building insulations etc.

3. Regional high-level event for municipalities, experts and broad public

The aim of this high-level event was to disseminate experience of the V4 countries in the field of energy efficiency and the use of renewables to energy community in Ukrainian region, including regional and municipal administrations, businesses, NGO and media. The one-day event consisted of three main panels (panel 1: governmental officials of the V4 and regional administration; panel 2: V4 experts, and panel 3: Ukrainian experts). The event was open to general public.

4. Book on V4 experience in the field of energy effciency (in Ukrainian and English)

The aim of the publication is to disseminate experience of the V4 countries in the field to wider energy community in Ukraine. Authors of the publication are to be the V4 experts lecturing at the training modules.

Project partners


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