1. Common design and communication strategy
Project partners have developed a common design and communication strategy with the aim of informing the public and target groups and for the successful design, visibility and implementation of the project.
2. Analyses of existing local, regional and national regulations and strategic documents
Project partners conducted analyses of existing local, regional and national regulations and strategic documents on both sides of the cross-border area, which will provide a broader picture of planning and management activities in the energy sector at the local, regional and national level.
3. Energy poverty definition for cross-border area
Project partners, in cooperation with relevant experts who work in energy, public administration and social welfare field and daily encounter the problem of energy poverty, have developed energy poverty definition for the HU-HR cross-border area. The development of the definition is addressed in the document Energy poverty definition for HU-HR cross-border area through several main chapters. In order to develop the definition, project partners first analyzed the legislation of the project partner countries related to energy, energy poverty and the social welfare system in order to identify existing policies and measures aimed at energy poverty mitigation, after which they held six work group meetings to ensure cooperation of relevant experts in identifying the criteria to define energy poverty and defining the concept of energy poverty. The conclusions of work group meetings are also included in this document. Based on the conclusions of the meetings and project partner’s knowledge in the field, project partners agreed on a common energy poverty definition for HU-HR cross-border area.
4. Guidelines on energy poverty mitigation planning
In order to provide expert and advisory assistance to local and regional government units, project partners developed Guidelines on energy poverty mitigation planning for local and regional government units. The main objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance to local and regional government units on how to include energy poverty mitigation measures in their future strategic and planning documents in order to ensure energy poverty reduction in their administrative area over the long term.
5. Public call for interested households
In order for project partners to select ten (10) family houses in Međimurje County (5) and Zala County (5) which will be included in the implementation of pilot actions which include conduction of energy audits, preparation of energy certificates and implementation of basic construction characteristics measurements (thermographic imaging, blower door testing, heat transfer coefficient measurement) on May 27, 2021 on the official project partners websites Public call for collecting applications of interested citizens – private house owners or co-owners in order to assess their energy poverty risk and/or energy poverty stage by implementing pilot actions was published.
6. Guidelines for enhancing energy efficiency in households
7. Analysis of current funding possibilities for energy refurbishment of households in the cross-border area
8. Analysis of available technical solutions for enhancing energy efficiency in the cross-border area
9. Energy audits and measurements of general building characteristics of family houses in cross-broder area
10. Detailed plans for enhancing energy efficiency in households
11. Project leaflet
The CO-EMEP project partners have officially released the project leaflet. The leaflet offers a snapshot of the project’s background, the main goal of the project, and the expected results of the project. Besides, all the general information about the project, like the list of project partners, the duration and budget of the project, and of course the links to the project webpage is included too.
The leaflet is an important addition to promotional materials created so far in the framework of the project. Check out the leaflet of the CO-EMEP project in English language HERE.