The Energy Smart Mediterranean Schools Network project (ESMES), is part of the ENI CBC Med Programme and focuses on the optimization of energy consumption in public schools through innovative, monitoring-based renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) pilot actions.



  • Increase civil society awareness and improve energy habits through the cross-border engagement of students in a sustainable use of energy resources in Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Italy and Spain.
  • Reduce the energy consumption in public schools' buildings in the five (5) mentioned countries, through the introduction of cost-effective REEE solutions tailored to buildings energy loads, type and use, and climatic zone.
  • Enhance capacities of national, regional and local institutions to plan and realize improved energy rehabilitations for higher energy sustainability of public buildings through cross-border cooperation.

Expected Achievements


  • Set-up strategies to support efficient and cost-effective energy mix in public schools
  • Set-up national energy efficiency hubs among relevant stakeholders to enhance national cooperation on REEE.
  • Prepare REEE rehabilitation plans for public schools based on monitoring data and energy audits.
  • Implement pilot REEE solutions in public schools with energy performance certifications
  • Run schools’ contests and increase awareness and better energy habits in schools through trainings and awareness activities.

Project Working Packages




Project Components


Esmes project component


Focus on Lebanon’s Activities


ESMES Lebanon ACtivities

School Names


School Name


Site Coordinates

Contact Person

School 1

Amir Shakib Erslan - Mixed Public Secondary School



33.888664, 35.481775

Faten Sukkar


School 2

Majadel Public School



33.229553, 35.365054

Malek Hammadi


School 3

Barouk Public School

Chouf-Mount Lebanon


33.707089, 35.685613

هند عفيف البتديني


School 4

Ecole Officielle Hosh El Omara



33.831074, 35.901856

Micheline Khoury


School 5

Ain Jarfa Intermediate Public School


Ain Jarfa

33.383087, 35.688711

Zeina Al Kakhi


School 6

Ecole des Arts et Métiers

(Technical School)

Matn-Mount Lebanon


33.879921, 35.545459

Antoinette Khanfour


School 7

Not yet selected

Ongoing Activities


Activity 1: Installation of Smart Energy Meters in Public Schools

As ESMES will focus on the optimization of energy consumption in public schools through innovative, monitoring based renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) pilot actions, Activity 1 is related to the installation of Energy Monitoring Equipment which includes all related hardware, infrastructure upgrade and software.

Electrical data will be collected from up to seven (7) schools in Lebanon and thirty-four (34) schools in total in the five (5) partner countries. The data will be automatically collected, stored, processed and published on an online platform that is being developed by GJU in Jordan.


Activity 2: Later




ESMES Kick-Off Event in Jordan – November 27th, 2020

The German Jordanian University (GJU) in Jordan hosted the kick-off meeting of ESMES Project on November 27th 2019. The event was the first official meeting of ESMES, offering an opportunity for project partners to meet and discuss the project work plan and duties.


Energy Hub Event in Lebanon – June 25th, 2020

The objective of the National Energy National Hub event is to provide a room for knowledge exchange and cooperation among stakeholders and decision makers to develop relevant case studies, strategies, and guidelines for sustainable energy measures in public schools' rehabilitations.

The First Energy Hub event in Lebanon took place online on June 25th, 2020. It aimed at introducing ESMES activities to local stakeholders and discussing their potential role in the project development.



Lead Beneficiary/Project Coordinator: 

Institute for University Cooperation (ICU), Italy



Partner 1: German Jordanian University, Jordan

Partner 2: Municipality of Alcamo, Italy

Partner 3: Ribera Consortium, Spain

Partner 4: National Agency for Energy Conservation, Tunisia

Partner 5: Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, Lebanon


Associate 1: Generalitat Valenciana - Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), Spain

Associate 2: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

Associate 3: Department of Astronautic , Electrical and Energy Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Associate 4: Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Associate 5: Société de gestion de la Technopole de Borj Cedria, Tunisia

Associate 6: University of Sousse, Tunisia

Associate 7: Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon



3 years (from September 2019 to August 2022)



Total budget of € 3.3 million, of which € 2.9 million is co-funded by the EU under the ENI CBC Med Programme.


Project Coordinator - ICU: 

Sofia Rossi  / sofia.rossi@icu.i/ +962 (0)798420650


Project Coordinator - LCEC: 

Reem Irany / / +961 1 389589


More information about ESMES project can be found at:



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