The workshop was attended by the representatives of Polish cities with the Special Revitalisation Zones (SRZs), in particular the representatives of the cities of Płock, Włocławek, Bytom, Łódź, as well as the Sendzimir Foundation, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, National URBACT Point, Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IRMiR), Energy Conservation Foundation (FPE), including the FPE energy efficiency expert: Jerzy Kwiatkowski, Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO e.V.), including experts from Insar – urban office which is attending to conceptual and planning duties for municipalities, regions, public and private organisations.
In the first part of the workshop, the objectives of the Long-Term Renovation Strategy as well as the EDINA partners and planned activities within the project were presented.
In the next part of the workshop, focused on the International Perspective, Berlin experts from the INSAR presented examples of solutions and challenges related to the improvement of energy efficiency in urban areas in Germany:
1. Integrated perspective of energy efficiency
2. Challenges of energy efficient refurbishment of urban areas
Then the energy efficiency expert from the Energy Conservation Foundation shared his knowledge on the local context of energy efficiency improvement in Poland.
The last part was the workshop was conducted with the participation of the cities with the SRZs as well as the representatives of the foundations dealing with energy efficiency (FPE, Sendzimir) and the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy. It was devoted to good practices related to energy efficiency in Germany and Poland, consisting of two rounds:
- What challenges and solutions are common for Germany and Poland in the context of improving energy efficiency in the revitalisation areas?
- Unique solutions in the Polish revitalisation areas – What solutions, in the context of improving energy efficiency in revitalisation areas, could inspire other Polish cities?
Please find below attached Summary of the 12th February workshop entitled “Exchange of experiences: What kind of inspiration do Polish cities need to accelerate the process of improving energy efficiency in their areas of revitalisation”?