Central Europe - Cooperating for Success. European Union - European Regional Development Fund

This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF

Friday, 21. October 11 at 09:49 Age: 8 year(s)

European partnership imparts knowledge on energy efficient urban development

On the last days of September, 13 European partners met in Slovenia to share their knowledge on energetic rehabilitation and sustainable urban development. The EnSURE partnership, consisting of municipalities, development agencies and research institutes from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia held their third Partner Meeting in the city of Kranj near Ljubljana.


Main topic of the meeting was the organisation of four trainings that will be offered for a wider public in March 2012. At the trainings, the partnership will present best practice and methods that have jointly been developed. Major emphasis is placed on promoting integrated sustainable development concepts at urban district level. The trainings shall sensitise an external audience for energy efficient urban development and allow for an exchange of experience with cities facing similar challenges. 


The one-day trainings will take place in Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Padova (Italy) and Kranj (Slovenia). Conference language will in each case be the language of the hosting partner. Participants shall be invited among representatives of local authorities from Central Europe, politicians at regional and national level, representatives of associations, federations etc. involved in the subject.


Next step in sharing the partnership’s knowledge and experience will be the creation of a network of Energy Info Points. Seven Info Points in five Central European countries will be set up and linked to a network, imparting know-how of energetic rehabilitation, the wider use of renewable energies, and financial instruments available. Three info points have already started up, four more will be set up by 2012 and be open for citizens, property owners and investors, but also politicians and representatives of public administrations and associations.