Kick-off meeting of MED-DESIRE project: contributing to the transfer and implementation of good practices to facilitate the take up of solar energy

Notwithstanding the shared political commitment and a common recognition of the huge solar potential of the Mediterranean region, some obstacles to solar energy deployment and diffusion still persist. With a view to achieving tangible results concerning these challenges, MED-DESIRE will implement a set of actions aiming to remove legal, regulatory, economic and organizational barriers to distributed solar energy generation. 

This 36-month long strategic project will be officially launched in Rome on 10 and 11 June 2013. The 9 involved organizations will discuss all planned activities in order to spread energy efficiency across the Mediterranean area in particular through the definition of innovative financial schemes and market stimulation tools. 

MED-DESIRE ("MEDiterranean DEvelopment of Support schemes for solar Initiatives and Renewable Energies") total budget is € 4.655.007 (90% Programme contribution). Coordinated by the Puglia Region -  Research and Competitiveness department - the project partnership gathers actors in charge of the development and implementation energy efficiency policies in Egypt, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Tunisia.

Agenda of MED-DESIRE kick-off meeting
Project fact sheet 

Contact person
Francesco Clarizio 
Officer, Puglia Region 
+39 080.540.5971