The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) manage and jointly fund the REPIC platform. This configuration represents a new form of interdepartmental cooperation. The directors of the federal offices concerned are responsible for the strategic direction.
The REPIC Steering Group is made up of representatives of these four offices. Decisions of activities to be undertaken, the investment of budgeted funds and the support (or refusal) of a project are made by consensus. In addition, the Steering Group makes suggestions to the directors of the Federal Offices, who decide, once a year, on the strategy to be pursued for the platform.
The REPIC Secretariat puts the platform’s activities into practice. It is the central point of contact and accompanies project managers during the submission and implementation of their projects.
Some of the federal officies are active in promoting projects themselves. However, a large part of the Swiss projects in the field of renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency in international cooperation are coordinated by the REPIC platform.
Management board and Implementation
The Steering Group is composed of the following four representatives:
Edi Medilanski, SECO
Reto Thönen, SDC
Marie-Laure Pesch, FOEN
Wieland Hintz, SFOE
The central point of contact is the REPIC Secretariat (Contact).
The Platform's Target Audience
- Private economy (consulting firms, technology providers, companies, investors, etc.)
- Academic institutions (universities, higher technical schools, research centers)
- Civil society (associations, non-governmental organizations, interested people, etc.)
- Federal administration (REPIC platform promotors, other offices working in similar fields, etc.)
REPIC events (workshops, symposiums, etc.) contribute to the networking of different stakeholders, the exchange of experiences and the creation of new partnerships.