Knowledge Sharing for European Energy Efficiency Policies according to Article 7 of the EED

One of the objectives of the European Union is to improve energy efficiency by 32.5% by 2030 (compared to the energy consumption predicted by PRIMES).

Article 3 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) states that EU Member States must contribute to increasing energy efficiency at national level.
Article 7 of the EED governs the tool with which the said contribution should be made. States may introduce an energy efficiency obligation system or implement alternative strategic measures (such as energy taxes, energy efficiency promotion measures, etc.).

ENSMOV (Enhancing the Implementation and Monitoring and Verification practices of Energy Saving Policies under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)) is a European Commission Horizon 2020 project, aiming to provide support to EU Member States and their stakeholders to implement energy efficiency policies. More specifically, the project helps Member States to monitor, revise, improve and implement their energy efficiency policies by developing resources on practical and strategic issues arising from the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

Building on previous knowledge and results developed from two influential projects that have helped to shape Member States’ policies to address Article 7 requirements of the EED – IEE ENSPOL ( and H2020 MULTEE (, the ENSMOV consortium provides additional support to Member States.

The aim of the project is to:

a) facilitate and expand the sharing of knowledge and experience amongst Member States (MS) for the implementation of policies under Article 7 EED;

b) develop a suite of tailored resources and tools for the implementation of Article 7 EED to address the specific needs of Member States; and

 c) assist national authorities’ in-house monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) schemes with a view to ensuring they have robust data and insight to inform the (re)design of policies towards 2030.

ENSMOV is primarily targeting to support public authorities and key stakeholders in 14 Member States represented by its consortium (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and the UK), while also including other Member States and Accession Countries and take their views and questions into account.

Further information

Project website

Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Energy union and climate

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Project Dates
ClientHorizon 2020
Project ManagerBettina Reidlinger, MA
Project TeamElisabeth Böck, MSc
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Praher
Mag. Nina Pickl
Project PartnerInstitute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) – Netherlands
Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) – Belgium
Federazione Italiana per l’uso razionale dell’ energia (FIRE) – Italy
Association Technique Energie Environnement (ATEE) – France
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) – Greece
Wuppertal Institute (WI) – Germany
Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii Spolka Akcynja (KAPE) – Poland
Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) – Romania
Energy Saving Trust (EST)- United Kingdom
Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (EIHP) – Croatia
Sustainable Energy Development Agency (SEDA) – Bulgaria
Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) – Hungary
University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC) – Greece
EA Energy Agency (ENA) – Lithuania
Duration06/2019 – 05/2022