BETTER intends to address RES cooperation between the EU and third countries. The RES Directive allows Member States to cooperate with third countries to achieve their 2020 RES targets in a more cost efficient way. The core objective of BETTER is to assess, through case studies, stakeholders involvement and integrated analysis, to what extent this cooperation can help Europe achieve its RES targets in 2020 and beyond, trigger the deployment of RES electricity projects in third countries and create win-win circumstances for all involved parties. The case studies focusing on North Africa, the Western Balkans and Turkey will investigate the technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of RES cooperation. Additionally, an integrated assessment will be undertaken from the “EU plus third countries” perspective, including a quantitative cost-benefit evaluation of feasible policy approaches as well as strategic power system analyses. Impacts on the achievement of EU climate targets, energy security, and macro-economic aspects will be also analysed. The strong involvement of all relevant stakeholders will enable a more thorough understanding of necessary policy prerequisites. Demir Enerji was subcontracted to Better project to conduct investigate the technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of RES in Turkey.