Narratives & case studies

The project will develop narratives for the national, regional and local levels, creating a broader understanding of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.


A narrative is defined as a set of accepted benefits of energy efficiency in a country or a region. In addition to climate benefits, these can be economic benefits (e.g. saving money for energy users), social benefits (fewer unhealthy buildings) or political benefits (e.g. saving money for energy users), or political benefits (decreasing import dependency).

With an increased awareness on benefits rather than climate protection, the policy framework appears to be much more stable and less likely to change with every election.

The EEW4 project will create a strong link between energy efficiency policies triggered by the new EU directives EEW and EPBD, and supportive narratives. This will be achieved through:

Collecting input from various stakeholder groups on elements for narrative building which can support policy implementation in the respective country and sector context.

  • ● MEP

  • ● National Parliaments

  • ● Regional and local energy agencies

  • ● Scientific community

  • ● Business stakeholders

Structuring and analyzing the input by a group of experienced experts in the project team, supported by selected external experts and a focus group from the various stakeholder groups.

Explore the case studies

How to develop successful narratives around energy efficiency?

Project partners are currently analysing the impact that positive or negative narratives may have on the acceptance and implementation of EE policies in member states.