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Social Green

Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector


Project is supported by European Regional Development Fund programme Interreg Europe.

Project budget: 1 188 757 € (incl ERDF 1 010 443 €)
TREA budget: 111 034 € (incl ERDF 94 378 €)

Project duration: 2016−2021

Project aims:
Social Green project 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. In this context 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.

Project activities:
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. For that, the study visits, good practices workshop, local stakeholders meetings, among other dissemination events will be organised. 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.

Project partners:  8 organizations from 6 countries (Portugal, Spain, Croatia, 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.

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Contact person in TREA: Neeme Kärbo (, +372 507 8835)


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