Medjimurje Energy Agency Ltd. (MENEA) stands as a pivotal player in the ongoing CEESEN-BENDER project, an initiative aimed at promoting sustainable energy development and tackling energy poverty in Medjimurje County, Croatia, and beyond. 

Established in 2008 within the framework of the EU-funded project “Creation of the energy agencies in Lleida (ES), Medjimurje (HR), and Montpellier (FR)”, MENEA has been at the forefront of driving energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in the region.

As a partner in the CEESEN-BENDER project, MENEA brings to the table a wealth of expertise and experience in promoting sustainable energy practices tailored to the unique needs of Medjimurje County. With a mission to address informational, technical, and supportive needs related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, MENEA is well-positioned to empower local communities, industries, and public institutions to adopt sustainable energy solutions.

In fact, experts from MENEA have contributed to several CEESEN projects while participating also in the current CEESEU-DIGIT project and now contributing as an expert in CEESEN-BENDER project.

Experts tackling energy poverty

One of the primary focuses of MENEA within the CEESEN-BENDER project is addressing the challenge of energy poverty. MENEA’s initiatives aim to alleviate energy poverty by implementing targeted interventions aimed at private households and multi-apartment buildings. Through awareness-raising campaigns and strategic partnerships, MENEA endeavors to mitigate the negative socio-economic impacts of energy poverty on vulnerable communities.

MENEA is represented in the CEESEN-BENDER project by a dedicated team of professionals led by Alen Višnjić, who brings in his extensive experience in electrical engineering and project management. Under Višnjić’s leadership, MENEA collaborates closely with other project partners to develop and implement innovative solutions to enhance energy efficiency and promote renewable energy adoption in Medjimurje County.

Driving systemic change

MENEA’s participation in transnational projects funded by different national and EU programmes underscores its commitment to driving systemic change. Project initiatives like RURES, EE-SUN, SEPlaM-CC, CEESEU and CO-EMEP aim to enhance energy efficiency, promote renewable energy sources, raise capacities for effective energy and climate change-related planning, and address energy poverty at regional and local levels. By leveraging its expertise and resources, MENEA contributes to the realization of a more sustainable and resilient future for Medjimurje County and beyond.

MENEA’s influence extends beyond organizational boundaries through strategic partnerships with local stakeholders, governmental institutions, and EU bodies. By collaborating on initiatives such as the development of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs), energy efficiency projects, and cross-border cooperation efforts, MENEA fosters a culture of innovation and sustainability. Moreover, affiliated entities like GP STANORAD Ltd. and EUROLAND Ltd. play a crucial role in facilitating further communication and engagement between MENEA and local communities.

As a key partner in the CEESEN-BENDER project, MENEA plays a crucial role in advancing sustainable energy development in Medjimurje County. With a focus on addressing energy poverty, fostering strategic partnerships, and driving systemic change, MENEA is poised to make a significant impact in building a greener, more sustainable future for the region and beyond.

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