Serving as the Mid Term Event of the extended Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) 2IMPREZS project, this conference shall demonstrate how the transnational 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges approach can be applied in your region to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

The Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) 2IMPREZS project has developed a tried-and-true method of reducing energy consumption in school buildings, thus lowering carbon emissions, across the five participating North Sea Region countries of Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and the UK. From 2017 to 2021, the 2IMPREZS project stimulated change in the current climate crisis and resulting energy transition by fostering both behavioral and technical energy efficiency measures in existing schools, reducing energy consumption and thus CO2 emissions. The 2IMPREZS project tackled the whole spectrum of energy efficiency measures – the behavioral, the technical and the financial approaches – instead of focusing on one specific field. The proven comprehensive transnational strategy aims to achieve 30% energy savings in 141 schools in the North Sea Region, representing an emission reduction of 7320 tonnes of CO2.

Due to the success of the 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges, the project has been extended for an additional 18 months in order to reach more schools in existing and additional regions, develop a digital programme, and continue the considerable reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions.

This 2IMPREZS Mid Term Conference will present the results and demonstrate the impact of 2IMPREZS, as well as set the stage for the next phase of the project: by the end of 2IMPREZS, students together with teachers will have developed creative solutions to address the climate crisis amidst the global pandemic.

Registration for this digital event is free but required: Register here.

Programme (10:00 – 12:00 CEST)

  • Welcome
  • Winning video of the NSR video contest
  • Energy Challenges: a successful transnational approach for schools + Q&A
  • Demo E. Wattson
  • The need for financial and technical measures in pursuit carbon reduction in schools + Q&A
  • Meet our Energizers
  • Interview with Jesper Johnson, NSR Joint Secretariat + Q&A
  • Top tips of 2IMPREZS for schools that want to save energy
  • Closing video by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal

The 2IMPREZS Mid Term Conference is held in conjunction with the following events: EU Sustainable Energy Week – Sustainable Energy Day, Belgian National Energy Week, Vakbeurs Energie.

Background

The transnational strategy of the 2IMPREZS project aims to achieve energy savings of up to 30% in 141 schools in the North Sea region, which corresponds to an emission reduction of about 7,320 tonnes of CO2. As project partner, atene KOM GmbH is responsible for communication with the schools from the German project region. The participating schools are supported throughout the project and have a fixed contact person for the implementation of the transnational Energy Challenges and the sustainable measures for the reduction of energy consumption. In addition, atene KOM coordinates the transnational knowledge exchange between the schools.

More information about 2IMPREZS can also be found on the project website:
www.northsearegion.eu/2imprezs