The chemical industry recognises the large potential for energy efficiency in SMEs although energy consumption is not always identified as a priority. This project is designed to bridge the gap between the potential and current practice in chemical SMEs, which account for approximately 20% of the 56 million tonnes of oil equivalents energy use in the chemicals sector. The work programme is designed to develop a two pronged approach: Firstly, assess the needs and develop best practices and appropriate delivery mechanisms for SMEs in Italy, Poland and Bulgaria. The material and the mechanisms will then be tested with two SME partners in each country. Subsequently, the material and the approach will be refined and a roll-out campaign will be undertaken to reach a relevant number of SMEs per country. It is intended that this initiative will continue after the completion of the CARE+ project and the project wants to explore the options for further internationalisation.