The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network provides a wide variety of services and offering to its members. Networking and fostering of partnership between EU and GCC institutions are the key services that are provided.
- Networking and Partnership development, with a wide range of stakeholders and with other EC-funded projects as appropriate;
- Organisation of Events, experts meetings, thematic discussions, seminars, training sessions and high-level conferences, carrying out preliminary studies;
- Operation of thematic "clean energy" Discussion Groups to facilitate collaboration among EU and GCC experts;
- Dissemination of information on EU-GCC clean energy co-operation opportunities and policy framework:
- Increased knowledge and information among the EU and GCC participants on possibilities for cooperation and joint projects in energy, including through the 7th Community Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7);
- Increased knowledge among GCC entities on EU policies in the area of clean energy.
- Advanced Web-Area to facilitate discussion, dialogue and collaboration among EU and GCC stakeholders on technology, research and policy aspects of clean energy.
- Promotion and facilitation of a number of joint demonstration and pilot projects being implemented with participation of EU and GCC entities in the area of clean energy;
- Facilitating and supporting the Exchange of Researchers between the EU and GCC regions;
- Support for the publication of articles in scientific journals on clean energy in EU, GCC regions;
- Coordination with existing and future networks / instruments such as platforms for international scientific cooperation established under FP7;
- Closely liaising with initiatives in the region in related fields, e.g. water, environment, with a view to coordinating efforts and benefiting from synergies;
For the success of the Network the structures established (network and discussion groups) should be able to operate and provide useful services in a sustainable way. To this end, it is important that the relevant stakeholders actively participate in these structures, make use of their services and effectively “own” the network. In this way, the Network can make a significant contribution towards increased and effective EU-GCC cooperation in the field of clean energy.