Concerted Action


Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (CA ESD)

The first Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (CA ESD) lasted three years and ended in June 2011. The second CA ESD, a continuation, was launched by Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) in May 2011.

The CA ESD was designed to provide a structured framework for the exchange of information between the 27 member states plus Norway and Croatia during their implementation of the Energy Services Directive (ESD). It builds upon the strong European network the wealth of information gathered and the lessons learned under the first Concerted Action. NL Agency, the Dutch Energy Agency, and the Energy Saving Trust jointly coordinate the CA ESD, with EST leading on the communication and logistics elements.

The objectives of the CA ESD are to:

  • enhance and structure the sharing of information and experiences from national implementation
  • promote good practice concepts in activities to improve and strengthen member state implementation of the ESD
  • create favourable conditions for an accelerated degree of convergence of national procedures in ESD-related matters
  • complement the work of the Energy Demand Management Committee (EDMC, Article 16 ESD).

Find out more at the CA ESD website.


Concerted Action for the Renewable Energy Sources directive (CA-RES)

Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) support the project "Concerted Action supporting the transposition and implementation of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RES Directive) CA-RES". The CA-RES started in July 2010 and will run for three years. It is co-ordinated by the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA).

The CA-RES is a structured and confidential dialogue supporting the effective implementation of the RES Directive 2009/28/EC. It permits the Member States to discuss in confidence how best to implement the RES directive and will put emphasis on topics that:

  • require common approaches
  • will benefit from coordination between the member states
  • will benefit from exchange of best-practice between member states.

Objectives of the Concerted Action on the RES directive 2009/28/EC

  • Create a platform for structured dialogue and exchange of experience and best practice between member states regarding the implementation of the RES directive.
  • Facilitate the process of cross-learning at the EU level and provide support to an effective implementation of the RES directive in the member states.
  • Encourage dialogue between the member states on common approaches for the effective implementation of particular parts of the RES directive.

The CA-RES will achieve these objectives by providing a series of six CA-RES plenary meetings for discussion of relevant topics. These plenary meetings provide a forum for structured discussions and cross-learning between member states. This exchange of approaches, experiences and best practices concentrates on key requirements of the directive 2009/28/EC according to the needs of member states and the European Commission.

Find out more at the CA-RES website.

CA ESD, CA-RES and REQUEST are all funded by Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE). Go to the Intelligent Energy Europe website.



The Energy Saving Trust is part of a voluntary European Energy Network, called EnR. The network aims at promoting sustainable energy good and best practice. EnR also strengthens cooperation between members and other key European actors on all sustainable energy issues.

Find out more at the EnR website.