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Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub

Who we are

Three organisations run the hub, Ricardo, Ecorys and Elard.

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Ricardo is an internationally-renowned consultancy specialising in providing policy support and marketing/communications expertise in the fields of energy, environment, and transport. We are part of Ricardo plc, a multi-disciplinary consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, with operations and offices throughout the EU and beyond, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK), China, India and the US. Ricardo has a vision of a world where we can all live sustainable lives

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ECORYS is an international provider of research, consulting, programme management and communications services. Our vision is to be a leading international research and consultancy company, addressing society’s key challenges. Our mission is to help our clients make decisions, build capacity to implement and communicate change, and deliver bespoke services.

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ELARD brings a vast rural network across 26 Member States, with 29 members with more than 2 500 Local Action Groups from rural, coastal, urban and periurban Europe that believe that we are stronger together. Our vision is “A viable Europe through participatory democracy in all rural areas and beyond”!

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