Europa Media Trainings

START2ACT: New Horizon 2020 Project Aiming to Save Energy at Workplace

Europa Media and Geonardo are excited to announce the official start of the START2ACT project ‘Engaging European Start-ups and young SMEs for Action for Sustainable Energy’ with the Kick-off Meeting that took place in Budapest on March 9-10 2016. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all 11 partners from 10 countries.

START2ACT is a three-year project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and aims to increase energy efficiency through behavioural change, sowing the seeds of a sustainable energy culture in European start-ups and young SMEs, with a view to achieving potential energy and cost savings.

Europa Media is in charge of the management and coordination of the project, together with Geonardo as co-coordinator.

In the course of the project, diverse activities will be implemented across Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the UK with the aim of triggering action at SMEs and start-ups towards energy efficiency measures at workplace. These will include on-site training courses and business breakfasts for companies. In addition, an Interactive Online Platform will be developed including a STAR2ACT Knowledge Base, an e-learning course, an energy saving competition, and a social platform.

After the implementation all of these measures, the project is expected to achieve a considerable reduction of energy consumption at workplace as well as in the daily lives of the targeted employees and entrepreneurs.

The biggest challenge of this project, without a doubt, is to engage the maximum number of companies and consumers ready to implement the measures that will lead to achieving great energy savings.

Nowadays, saving energy and energy efficiency are topics that concern everyone. However, even though many people are aware of the necessity of taking action, they are still not active due to lack of knowledge on how o implement the available measures. By providing them with the right tools and tips, people can get motivated to introduce and implement these measures in their daily lives. This is what START2ACT will aim to achieve over the next three years: enabling action by people.


Get inspired by Gabor's disruptive mindset and approach to finance as a facilitator bridging the gap between accountants and researchers
Get inspired by Gabor's disruptive mindset and approach to finance as a facilitator bridging the gap between accountants and researchers

We recently caught up with Gabor before his course in Lisbon and learned about his extensive experience, entertaining anecdotes from previous courses, his favourite parts of teaching, and questions he often receives on Horizon Europe costs, audits, and finances.

Top basics to watch out for in Cluster 4 Digital, Industry and Space
Top basics to watch out for in Cluster 4 Digital, Industry and Space
Cluster projects shall be in general guided by two main messages: “researchers shall become innovators” and “research results need to be transformed into useful innovations”. In projects funded under Cluster 4, the European Commission will support digital, space and key enabling technologies that are strategically important for Europe’s industrial future.
New year, new proposals, and new learning opportunities
New year, new proposals, and new learning opportunities

In the new year, as in the past, we’re here to empower you to design a competitive proposal and answer all your questions. We’re launching a brand new online workshop series, focused on Horizon Europe clusters!