The EUROPA Mentoring Programme

After an application process in early 2022, around 30 mentees had the opportunity to participate in our EUROPA mentoring programme. Four regional mentoring groups have been set up to learn from experienced peers how to push dEEp renovations focusing on private residential buildings. Through a multi-step learning process, groups of peers had the opportunity to learn from our EUROPA pilot partners.

Are you also planning on organizing a mentoring programme or peer-learning? Or are you interested in lessons learned from practice about One-Stop-Shops? Please check out this page and related documents and learn about key ingredients for a successful mentoring programme or check out the online learning package about One-Stop-Shops.

Key Ingredients for a Successful Mentoring Programme

22 mentees from 7 countries completed the Programme

How did mentees experience the programme? At the end of the programme, an evaluation was held. To this more than half of the mentees responded with useful insights in their experience. Find out all about their experience and recommendations:

Mentees’ Evaluation

92% of respondents had a positive experience and would recommend the EUROPA Mentoring Programme

“The programme has been useful for sharing experiences and for laying the foundations for future collaborations or partnerships.” – Participant

Self-Directed Learnings: as a part of the Mentoring Programme, self-directed modules were created.

Self-learning modules: Video Presentations on One-Stop-Shops

Self-learning modules: Video Presentations on the Energy Efficiency Subscription

The Mentoring Experience


How did our mentors experience the programme? Check out the highlight below. Do you want to know about the full experience and lessons learned? Check out the document:

Key Ingredients for a Successful Mentoring Programme

Ekubirojs & Eza

Best experience: The best experience was to learn so much from the mentees and broaden my understanding of the current social, economic and political situation of different countries.
Worst experience: It is not easy to organise, mentor, and follow-up a group of 10/12 people. Yet, thanks to the support of eza!, we were able to manage the whole Programme with no problems, splitting tasks, preparing for the meetings, and writing down reports.


Best experience: We consider that the Mentoring Programme was very dynamic and that mentees (and also we, as mentor) had the chance to find common understandings and learn with each other.
Worst experience: The less positive point was the challenge to find ways to keep mentees interested and to follow all the programme, namely in what concerns the developing of a Business Model Canvas of their own.

Regione Piemonte & Environment Park

Best experience: The fact that some of the mentees already had experience in setting up and managing an OSS led to a more extensive comparison of experiences, which allowed us to really go beyond a mere mentorship programme.
Worst experience: No bad experiences at all! Just keep in mind that it is a demanding activity.