ISM - Institute for Social Pedagogic Research Mainz., Mainz, GERMANY


Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language


Name of the organisation, English translation

Cross-border Network for Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energies


Name of the practice, original language

ENEFF ("Grenzüberschreitendes Netwerk Energieeffizienz/ Erneuerbare Energien- Réseau transfrontalier Efficience énergétique/Énergies renouvelables")



Description of the practice

ENEFF, the German-French network for Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energies started in 2009. The three main partners are from two countries and three regions: French, Germany, Departement Moselle, the Saarland and Western Palatinate. ENEFF`s aims are:
-linking specialists in the field of Green Economy/Sustainability
-mutual exchange concerning topics like energy efficiency in social council houses and public buildings
-creating further education programmes, qualification measures
-building up corporations between institutions and companies


Policy context

Cross-Border climate protection, renewable energies and increase in energy efficiency are highly topical subjects. Projects like ENEFF help to increase value creation in the German-Grench crossborder region. Cross-border networks are an important step for developing future-compliant energy supply.

Labour market context

The demographic change is one of the greatest challenges during the next years. The population will decrease and at the same time ageing of the population will happen. Therefore it is important to recruit new personal and to preserve the qualified employees in the region. Innovations in the field of Green Economy are fast and it is very important for sMEs to take part in these new innovations which due ENEFFs huge network is an easy task for its partners. Furthermore it is a big advantage for people living close to the German-French borderline to participate in projects like ENEFF which help to strengthen cross-border exchanges.


-creating and developing innovative techniques (photovoltaic, biomass, wind power, natural heat of the earth)
-German-French experience exchange (due to continuous workshops)
-further education and training
-occupational qualification

Management and operation

The main organisation is made by three regions:
-Conseil Général de la Moselle
-Rheinland-Pfälzische Energieagentur EOR (Energy agency of Rhineland-Palatinate)
-ARGE SOLAR (responsible for the whole project/project coordination)


Target groups/beneficiaries

-stakeholders (Green Economy)
-public agencies
-employees of Green SMEs

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

-initiating flagship projects
-mutual exchange
-strong cross-border corporation

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

-strong cross-border corporation

Source of funding

European Social Fund, European Regional Development Fund, Other sources, please specify

Main responsible body, type

Ministry or other national public body/authority. Please specify

Conseil General de la Moselle/Departement Moselle, Ministry for Environment, Energy and Traffic of Saarland, Ministry for Economy, Environment , Environment Protection, Energy of Rhineland-Palatinate)

Role of implementing body


Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors


Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, external evaluation


Target group(s)

Employers, Jobseekers, People seeking training


Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises


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People seeking training

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B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Skill assessment, Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Cross border/regional recruitment services

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

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B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)


B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Third sector

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

External evaluator, public sector

Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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Andrea Egger-Subotitsch – External expert



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