Offer your island as a test bed for smart grid applications

Every challenge is unique, but in the same time common, the islands always have something to learn from each other

MLG barriers shifted from administrative nature to issues related to the implementation of projects on local level

MLG processes have gone from top-down initiatives to more bottom-up approaches

A good MLG process is like plasma, not solid, not liquid or gas, only behaving in relation to the desired outcome.

Islands are the buttons of the European coat

Planning should involve local and regional stakeholders from day one.

The Smilegov idea

The project was built on the idea that cooperation between different levels of governance of islands (i.e. National, regional, local) can have a key role to play towards reaching the 20-20-20 EU goals in the area of energy and climate change.

Capacity building in order to enable insular communities to develop Sustainable Energy Action Plans is also an important aspect of the project, as is the expansion and adoption of the Pact of Islands to smaller island communities.