Training on alternative energy sources, energy efficiency, and energy security


Increasing the level of knowledge about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy security for 40 representatives of local public authorities, NGOs, public institutions, NGOs, and universities.

The training will last for 2 days and will take place in Satu Mare, supported by partners from Norway at the Vista Analyse organization.


Between September 5-6, 2023, a training session on renewable energy will take place in Satu Mare. The session is organized by the Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association in partnership with the organization Vista Analyze AS from Norway within the RENEWSM project. Haakon Venema and Leif Grandum, representatives of the partner organization from Norway, will address the following topics during the session: renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and security. More than 40 participants representing local public authorities, public institutions, universities, and NGOs were present at the session.

The training session is one of the activities of the RENEWSM project, a project financed with the support of grants awarded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA financial mechanism 2014-2021, within the “Romanian Energy Program”, the amount of the grant awarded is 138,000 Euros. The main objective of the RENEWSM project is to strengthen knowledge and increase the level of awareness of the population of Satu Mare County regarding renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy security.

The project has an implementation duration of 12 months, the Association’s partner in this project is the organization Vista Analyze AS from Norway. The main activities of the project consist of: the preparation of a report on the potential of Satu Mare County in terms of renewable energy, the organization of a public campaign and training for 40 people, the organization of an exchange of experience in Norway and a final conference of the project. The project has a total value of 163,205 Euros, of which 138,724 Euros represent funding from the EEA Grants.

Note: The EEA grants represent the contribution of the states of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway for a greener, more competitive, and more inclusive Europe. There are two major objectives: reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between donor states and the 15 EU states in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The 3 donor states cooperate closely with the EU within the framework of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Donor states provided 3.3 billion Euros through grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, EEA Grants have a value of 1.55 billion Euros. More information on EEA Grants: