In 1997, due to the need for stronger cooperation for the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Mediterranean region, MEDENER was created in Tunis in the form of an international non-profit organisation. Today, it brings together 12 national agencies from the northern and southern banks of the Mediterranean.
With regard to future expansion, the organisation aims to eventually include other countries such as Turkey and Egypt. It is open to any national organisation that implements energy-related and environmental policies.
The organisation is registered in Madrid at the headquarters of the agency IDAE (Spain). The secretariat is currently handled by its members, which hold the presidency on a rotating basis.
Since October 2017, ENEA (Italy) is handling presidency for a two-year period, succeeding to ANME (Tunisia) (2014-2016) and ADEME (France), which held the role from 2012 to 2014.
A decisive actor in the energy transition
MEDENER promotes regional projects related to energy efficiency and renewable energy development:
MEDENER, a regional expertise platform, supports projects such as: