From Plans to Reality – Renewable Chance for Future

Assessing the potential and impact of more ambitious decarbonisation targets to enable Croatia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to adjust the updates to their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and to facilitate greater deployment of renewable energy solutions.

Awareness Climate Strategies and Plans Energy Transition Energy Transition and Climate-Neutral Buildings Renewable Energy

Container for solar storage

Project info


Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Project duration:

12/23 - 11/25

Target groups:

National governments, Local governments, General public, Media


619,929.65 €

Contact info


Mgr. Jan Krčmář

Implementing organisation
  • Alliance for Energy Self-Sufficiency
  • Association for nature and environment conservation and sustainable development promotion Argonauta
  • Slovak Association of Photovoltaic Industry and RES (SAPI)


To meet the EU’s Fit for 55 and RePower targets, Central and Eastern European countries must take more ownership of the implementation of EU climate and energy policy and draft and implement ambitious national policies for a green transition.

However, in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia, the development of green solutions, particularly the use of renewable energy sources, has not yet made sufficient progress. Legislation is lagging behind and both decision makers’ and the public’s awareness of the need for climate change mitigation is low. The EU will review the drafts of Member States’ national energy and climate plans in 2024, identifying gaps and pointing the way to common goals.


A consortium led by the Czech Solar Association aims to raise the ambition of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia to implement the EU’s Fit for 55 and RePower targets and to integrate them into their key strategies such as the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

The project team provides decarbonisation planning experts, public authorities, NGOs and the public with key data and green scenarios for a stronger commitment to renewable energy systems. Barriers to the implementation of the green scenarios are assessed and recommendations provided to overcome them. Roundtables and conferences are organised to discuss national policy recommendations and share examples of good practice to raise awareness and strengthen the involvement of local, regional and national experts and beneficiaries in this field. Furthermore, an information campaign facilitates transparent communication with the public with a focus on changing the perception of decarbonisation from a threat to an opportunity.

Last update: May 2024