The Compete4SECAP project offers Croatian cites a wide array of possibilities to improve and upscale their Energy Management Systems (EnMS). So far, EnMS is a legal obligation for larger Croatian cities and its goal is to reduce the final energy consumption and emissions by implementing organisations and monitoring at higher levels. This demand-side management uses e-tools for a better monitoring of real time energy consumption and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the domain of local authorities. The C4S project will also help mobilise existing energy teams with a competition at the EU level that will result in a stronger visibility of energy saving measures.


Being in line with the EU climate goals, the project partner DOOR will help cities' administration produce Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs).


DOOR (Society For Sustainable Development Design) is a civil society organization of experts devoted to the promotion of sustainable energy development, founded in 2003. We have successfully implemented more than 100 projects with goals ranging from climate change mitigation, encouraging citizens’ participation in sustainable energy policy-making, improving education about renewable energy sources and alleviating energy poverty.





The city of Osijek is the fourth city by number of inhabitants in Croatia. The city administration approved its SEAP in 2013, and since its long term vision is to reduce CO2 emissions by 22,38% by 2020. The city has participated in many EU energy projects and currently is active in IMPULSE project aiming to speed up SEAPs and improve energy management capacities. Compete4Secap will offer new approach to Energy management systems including climate change adaptation measures through SECAP.


The city of Rijeka is the administrative and cultural centre of the Primorje-Gorski kotar county and the third largest city in Croatia in number of inhabitants. The city approved its SEAP in 2010, and since then acts as one of the role model cities in Croatia for energy renovation of public and residential buildings. Stronger implementation of EnMS will help the city to use energy saving potentials even more.  


City of Velika Gorica is located 16 km south of Croatian capital Zagreb. It is the biggest and the main settlement of the traditional Turopolje region known for agriculture and forests. Building sector in Velika Gorica is responsible for largest share of CO2 emissions, therefore energy competition and improved EnMS will help City to reduce its emmision and costs.


The city of Zadar is situated in the central adriatic coast is touristic centre with 200 sunny days per year. Long-term vision of the city of Zadar is sustainable development, nature and environment protection, achievement of the "20 20 20" objectives by 2020 as well as awareness rising. The city administration is very interested in SECAP development such as introducing  ISO 50001 that will follow in the Compete4Secap project.