The aim of the sub-project GRACE (Grants and other incentives for cost and energy efficiency) is to analyse costs and real impact of public and private funding schemes focused on energy efficiency for citizens and communities in the EnercitEE regions Emilia Romagna, Saxony and Lower Silesia.

Running programmes will be evaluated in terms of involved beneficiaries, satisfaction of beneficiaries, saved energy and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. The sub-project partners will promote successful examples of local and private initiatives, e.g. promising projects of communities for their citizens.

Results from pilot projects in the partner regions concerning new financial instruments, including revolving funds and tax-related measures, will be analysed in detail. Regional authorities responsible for incentives and grants for citizens will be directly involved in the project. At the end of the project, the partnership will summarise all findings and formulate suggestions on how to further develop existing programmes or to establish new funding schemes.

The sub-project partners will use the gained knowledge to improve their regional advisory service. They will promote innovative financing instruments and support citizens and communities to select the right programme.




Additional Information:

Contact person:


Marcello Antinucci
AESS Modena executive director


Tel: (+ 39) 059 452510




Project partners:


Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ 


Bautzen Innovation Centre


Nomisma SpA, Società di Studi Economici

Institutional partners:



European Union