The Concept

The project seeks to broaden the previously established SMAFIN Roundtables by expanding their scope, targeting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and including the tertiary sector alongside buildings – a central focus area- within its view. The Roundtables will be constantly supported by established Working Groups and by a facilitating platform that will assist in the dissemination of news, initiatives and in upscaling existing best practices in the field of energy efficiency smart financing.  The project introduces Thematic Working Groups that will deeply discuss a specific policy measure, a financial model or a national programme to present joint market or policy documents. It launches Cross-Country Labs that play a pivotal role in knowledge exchange on financing for energy efficiency while integrating European practices across EU member states and beyond. SMAFIN Expanded will conclude by developing national recommendations for effective policy measures or financial frameworks at national and European level.