The Mentoring Programme is a key output of the RECENT project. Regardless of where the community is based or how experienced they may be, individuals and community groups can always benefit from working with a mentor. This section, will guide you through the process of signing up to the RECENT Mentoring Programme

RECENT Mentoring

Clár ICH is leading Work Package 3 of RECENT project, ‘Capacity Building’. The Capacity Building Work Package is the central work package of RECENT. The RECENT project aims to increase energy knowledge in rural communities, and help them to have more resilient and energy efficient public infrastructure capable of handling climate change related risks. The project will develop 24 pilot community energy and energy efficiency projects across 5 NPA partner countries, with focus on the innovative use of community-owned water assets. The 5 NPA countries participating in the RECENT project are Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Finland and Sweden. RECENT will support communities to become more energy-self-sufficient by developing small-scale solutions and building synergy between critical public infrastructures. These solutions will include energy recovery from waste water (waste heat and biogas), co-digestion of sewage and bio-waste, land-use of digestate and energy efficiency as well as a range of additional technologies appropriate to each region.

The RECENT mentoring programme involves identifying pilot communities to work with, defining the development stage the pilot communities are in, for example pre-developed, developing or best practice.

It also involves engaging with and equipping them with the necessary tools to participate in the RECENT project. For RECENT, a broad definition has been determined, where the term ‘community’ concerns the service users of the pilot. A pilot site is a place in which a small scale, limited term study or experiment in which an organisation can test an idea or service. This may be in the form of a physical test of an installed technology, or the analysis of the effectiveness of the following of a set of policies, or carrying out of a service such as a feasibility study to create a model that can then be used on a wider scale at different sites in future.

The attached document focuses on mentoring and is written to give communities an idea of how the RECENT mentoring programme works

Mentoring In Practice

If you would like to participate in the RECENT mentoring programme, Please contact:

Sarah Duffy
RECENT Co-Ordinator
Phone: +353 949371830