After 3 years of rich, intense and fruitful collaboration to improve Energy Efficiency in Mediterranean Public Buildings, it is now time for partners to draw some conclusions and prepare for the future.

What have been the most recent developments?

SHERPA’s overall objective was to reinforce the capacities of public administrations at regional and sub-regional level within the territories covered by SHERPA (Catalunya, Crete, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta Valencia) so as to improve Energy Efficiency in their Public Buildings’ stock and address difficulties related to energy efficiency in buildings projects in the Mediterranean area.

In order to do so, SHERPA developed around 165 ERB projects proposals at regional and local scale.
These project proposals were created thanks to a transnational, holistic and peer-to-peer model developed through 4 different working groups: governance, information, awareness and training, and financing.


  •  A roadmap was created in order to have an overview of the building stock of each MED region;
  • An information system facilitating the collection and benchmarking of building’s data to identify buildings that could easily increase their energy efficiency with simple and economic measures;
  • More than 150 civil servants were trained to identify the most effective and depreciable measures to implement according to the typology of the building;
  • Publics Administrations were able to calculate the best financing option to fund their projects.

SHERPA partners are now involved in the MED ERB Joint Action Plan (IT version available here) developed during the capitalisation phase of the project and which aims at setting up a common framework for integrated strategies for the Energy Renovation of Public Buildings (ERPB) in the Mediterranean area through the capitalisation of common experiences, tools and methodologies (based on the work and results of the SHERPA project, the Interreg MED Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energies Communities and others EU projects and initiatives’ results), and the definition of an integrated investment plan on ERB.

By implementing the MED ERB JAP, SHERPA's

  • Benefit from integrated, consolidated and capitalised knowledge and work carried out on ERB projects in the Mediterranean area;
  • Access an effective system, practical and “rolling” instrument to ease the implementation of the ERB policies and practices on public facilities;
  • Bring together public administrations and/or private agents on ERB to develop joint transnational and local strategies and concrete actions and projects;
  • Identify investments and to search, provide/promote specific solutions to finance them for ERB projects and innovate on funding structures to make that investment real.

SHERPA will also be kept alive through the new Interreg MED Horizontal Project on Energy Efficiency.All the project's deliverables are now available on SHERPA's dedicated webpage and on SHERPA Capitalisation Platform which hosts the capitalisation forum as well as the capitalisation set of toolkits.

The JAP will be disseminated as broadly as possible in order to reach new supporters willing to foster cooperation with other administrations, private actors, international organisations and initiatives and new concrete actions related to Energy Renovation in Buildings.