27 Jul 2016

Focus group sessions were successfully carried out in all six countries involved in the SIMPLA project (Italy, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania).

The events gathered representatives of institutional actors – such as ministries, regional and local authorities, associations of municipalities, multi-utilities, energy and environment agencies – to analyse and discuss existing multilevel governance strategies, policies and planning tools and operational, financial and organisational measures for energy, transport, mobility and land-use planning at community and city level.

The outcomes of focus group sessions will feed the SIMPLA guidelines, a document providing a transnational methodology for the harmonization of SEAPs and SUMPs whose first release is foreseen in January 2017.