Potential Impact

To achieve the project aim, the following objectives were set: Evaluation of available data and information, usage of appropriate models for developing countries and/or emerging economies, development of scenarios – policy portfolios, evaluation of policy portfolios, prioritization of research gaps and needs and finally, the dissemination.

During the 3 – year period of the project, the beneficiary partners, in cooperation with the task leaders, collected data information fron national official sources. Based on the available data and information, it was conclused that the best software tool to be used was the LEAP. The data and information were used by each beneficiary partner’s team to develop three scenarios (business as usual, optimistic and pesimistic) that included specific policy mixtures and through the LEAP sofwtare; each beneficiary partner had results for the three national scenarios. Further to that, the AMS multicriteria method of evaluating policy mixtures was used and in each country, the best policy mixture, based on the three scenarios, was occurred.

While developing the national policy mixtures and scenarios, certain scientific gaps and needs were observed by the beneficiary partners, and they were included in relevant reports, intending not only to show the present status, but also to use those reported needs and gaps as a guide for future discussions and solutions. 

All the reports, the scenarios, the policy mixtures and even the scientific needs and gaps observed, were disseminated through the BSEC to the relevant Ministries (of energy, environment, forestry, development, etc) of each beneficiary partner’s country, with the request of commenting the results and supporting the partners by providing updated information, or any other help.

Further to that there was a continuous flow of information to the governments of the beneficiary countries that included presentations to BSEC ministerial meeting, official working groups of the relevant ministries, organization of 12 national conferences, participation in meetings of the BSEC Business Council and the relevant committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the BSEC countries.

Additionally, through the PROMITHEASnet, scientists and stakeholders all over the world were informed about the outcomes of the PROMITHEAS – 4 project, and had the opportunity to read the reports, from the project’s website.