Baltic Leadership Programme on Energy Efficiency

Do you work with sustainable energy management with special focus on buildings? Are you from the Baltic Sea region? Are you passionate about making positive changes for the climate? Would you like to be a part of a professional network promoting energy efficiency around the Baltic Sea region?

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How can we reach the goal of at least 27% increased energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region by 2030?

The Baltic Leadership Programme on Energy Efficiency is a tailor-made programme with the aim to develop actions, tools and methods for increased energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region. A special focus will be on the building sector, since it accounts for 40 % of the energy consumption and 36 % of the CO2 emissions in the European Union.

The programme will result in both a transnational approach and a network for energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea region. As a participant you will get new knowledge and leadership skills on how to design and lead processes, facilitate multi-sector stakeholder dialogues, as well as to plan actions for awareness raising and attitude and behaviour change.

The BLP on Energy Efficiency is commissioned by the Swedish Institute in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia in its capacity of Policy Area Energy and the CBSS Secretariat in its capacity as Horizontal Action Climate for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The programme will give you

  • New knowledge on energy efficiency
  • New competences in how to change attitudes and behavior of energy stakeholders
  • Toolbox on energy efficiency (techniques, methods, solutions)
  • A professional transnational network for increased energy efficiency in the Baltic Sea Region

How can I apply?
Participants are nominated. In case of interest, please contact Ms Madara Zvirgzdiņa EUSBSR PA Energy coordinator at the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, email: or Mr Gabor Schneider, programme manager at the Swedish Institute, email:

The nomination process is open until 15 October 2019

Programme timeline
The programme consists of 2 digital and 2 physical modules implemented during the autumn of 2019 and winter of 2020. Each module will have its own focus contributing to a coherent and structured process. The meetings will circulate between different countries. Simultaneously, throughout the entire run of the programme, a learning portal will be used for discussions, group work and information sharing.

Module 1: Purpose & road map – Digital kick-off on 15 November 2019
Module 2: Sustainable energy management (efficient final use) – in Stockholm on 2-4 Dec. 2019
Module 3: Action planning & troubleshooting – Webinar on 10 January 2020
Module 4: Designing cooperation – in Riga on 10-12 February 2020

Costs covered and arranged by Swedish Institute

  • All costs of the modules, i.e. training course, coaching and learning tools are included.
  • Accommodation and food during the programme.

Costs covered and arranged by you

  • Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses to Stockholm and to Riga .