Initiators and Implementers
Young Energy Europe is initiated and implemented by DIHK Service GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). DIHK Service GmbH acts as a project company for the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) as well as for the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs), which are well established and connected in all project member states.
The core strength of the DIHK Service GmbH is its implementation expertise. The DIHK Service GmbH knows the goals and resources of the IHK-AHK organisation and its specific requirements. On this basis, it designs tailor-made projects and implements them in close collaboration with the IHKs, AHKs and other project partners. The general Focus lies upon the promotion of vocational training in Germany and abroad, strengthening of German business abroad, enhancing the future potential of mainly small and medium-sized enterprises as well as supporting the business location Germany.
The project Young Energy Europe is coordinated by DIHK Service GmbH and implemented jointly with the local partners – the AHKs in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary and Czechia.
The Funding of Young Energy Europe
The Young Energy Europe project is funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a financial instrument of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The overarching goal of EUKI is to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and jointly promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Europe has recognised the great potential of climate protection: climate protection is not only ecologically indispensable, but also consolidates the industry location Europe and European technology leadership: Innovations are encouraged, new markets are opened, investments are triggered – ultimately new jobs will be created. Climate protection also generates many positive side effects: for example, saving energy costs in companies and households. It improves the quality of air in cities thus improving the citizens’ health. Finally, many European citizens – especially the younger ones – attach great value to the principle of climate protection and support the EU in their leading role in this field.