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Horizon 2020 programme within the Ministry of Infrastructure

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU programme for research and innovation.

The seven social challenges where targeted investments and innovations can make a real impact benefitting citizens includeThe seven social challenges where targeted investments and innovations can make a real impact benefitting citizens include

• reliable, clean and efficient energy (SC3) and

• smart, environmentally friendly and integrated transport (SC4).

  • To prepare the economic and technical documentation for the deep energy renovation of buildings in the core and wider public sector, the Ministry of Infrastructure obtained grants from the ELENA Fund of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to carry out the GOVernment Deep Energy Renovation (GovDER) project, namely for technical assistance ELENA (TP ELENA).

  • As part of the Geothermica programme, the Geothermal Energy for Circular Food Production (GEOFOOD) project is run as food production in Europe requires further steps to reduce the carbon footprint.

  • The purpose of the project CA-EED II Concerted Action on the Energy Efficiency Directive is improved cooperation and the transfer of good practice between Member States in the implementation of national energy efficiency action plans, the transposition of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency into national legislation and the adoption of the proposal for a new energy efficiency directive presented by the European Commission at the end of 2016.

  • The purpose of the project CA-RES III Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Sources Directive is the exchange of good practice between Member States in the implementation of renewable energy source action plans and the transposition of measures from Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources into the national legislation.

  • The international project DeCAS (Demonstration of coordinated ancillary services covering different voltage levels and the integration in future markets) encompasses an analysis of systemic services, such as active consumption, control of individual units in terms of voltage and reactive power. The Slovenian partner in the project is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana.