Istrian Region is a project-partner while IRENA is an associate in the project ALTERENERGY. The project main idea is to focus on small communities with less than 10.000 inhabitants for an easier implementation of a sustainable model, a good integration with the environment and an easier inclusion of the population in the issues of sustainable energy.

The aim of the project is to encourage and support, through a participatory approach, the use of best practices and methods thus improving the know-how on energetic planning in local centers.  The idea is to support the citizens and local companies in the development of the needed skills and knowledge related to the energy sector, the strengthening of institutional and administrative capacities which are directly linked to the programming and management of European and national funds concerning the energy sector, and the creation of organizational structures which will ensure efficient management systems and the participation of stakeholders related to energetic sustainability.