Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector

Project duration: 2016 – 2021



UE Financial Program:
Interreg Europe.
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Website UE Program


AGENEX – Extremadura Energy Agency



The proposed project entitled “Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector” is oriented to jointly tackling the topic of housing deprivation and energy efficiency in the scope of social housing sector towards a lower carbon economy. Through interregional cooperation, regions will identify, share and transfer innovative methodologies, processes and good practices in developing and implementing greener social housing sector policies, targeting new constructions or retrofitting existing buildings.

The overall objective of the project is to improve regional policy instruments targeting the link between social housing sector and fuel poverty with green building interventions considering policy, institutional, financial and technical levels.

Within this interregional learning process (phase 1 – 5 semesters) the regions involved in the project will develop important outputs, namely: self-assessment reports, good practices guides and regional action plans. Following the phase 1, it will start a period with the duration of four semesters – phase 2, focused on monitoring the implementation of the action plans developed previously and a final result report will be produced to summarize its achievements.

For do so, study visits, good practices workshop, local stakeholders meetings, among other dissemination events will be organized.

The partnership includes 8 partners from 6 countries (Portugal, Spain, Croacia, Estonia, Sweden, Romania), with capacity to influence the policy instruments related to greening the social housing sector. One advisory partner, Nordregio (Sweden) will provide scientific and technical support to the consortium. The other partners, mainly municipalities, energy agencies and Managing Authorities will jointly work in the development of the main project’s activities, namely preparation, implementation and monitoring.

Other important results are:

  • Successful exchange of experiences and identification and analysis of good practices with the aim of developing and improving regional low carbon economy policy.

  • 14 good practices successfully transferred.

  • 6 regional/local policies and instruments improved.

  • 42 people with increased professional capacity due to their participation in interregional cooperation activities.

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