A week in focus: European Village in Ukraine celebrates European Sustainable Energy Days
This week, the EU-supported ‘European Village’, which has been open since the beginning of June in Kyiv, is celebrating the ‘European Sustainable Energy Days’, according to a press release from the EU Delegation in Ukraine.
The ‘European Village’ proposes a colourful, informative and interactive programme for children, students, and all those interested in learning how to save energy and costs in their daily lives.
On Wednesday, a debate was organised by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) for representatives of the state, diplomatic and higher educational institutions, NGOs and financial structures raising important issues: is it better to invest in knowledge or to invest in real projects in energy efficiency?
Presenting Ukraine and Europe in an interactive and entertaining way, the ‘European Village’ showcases new initiatives of international cooperation for development and strengthens Ukrainian-European cooperation.
“We therefore hope to improve the image of Ukraine and Kyiv abroad and to present a colourful, diverse and exciting country,” the press release says.
Today, the priority for the development of the Ukrainian economy is the implementation of a policy for efficient use of energy resources. The most topical issue is the high energy intensity of domestic products. Currently one of the major tasks on the agenda is to set up an appropriate institutional framework to sustain implementation of the measures agreed in the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda and the Energy Memorandum of Understanding in these areas.
In January 2012 the EU launched the technical assistance Project “Capacity Building of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine” to strengthen the overall capacity of the SAEE to foster EU-Ukraine cooperation in the area. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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