Policies and innovative technical solutions for the improvement of energy efficiency of Low Income Households in Cyprus

22 December, 2014 Nicosia (Cyprus)

The final ELIH-Med conference was held in Nicosia on 22nd of December.
The event consisted of two sessions:
- Session 1 – Conference
- Session 2 – Awarding ceremony (for sponsorships and support to the project) and signing of Ljubljana
  Declaration
 
 
 
The event press release together with main presentations (in Greek version) are downloadable here:
- Press release
- European policies and practices to promote energy efficiency in low-income houses
- Declaration of Ljubljana
- Govermental Support Schemes for energy saving
Cyprus Land Development Agency (KOAG)
- Town planning department - Housing policies
- Ljubljana Declaration-Environment Commissioner

THE FINAL ELIH-MED PROJECT CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELE (BEGIUM)

28 November, 2014 Brussels

The final ELIH-MED Conference (a public event) was held in European Parliament in Brussels, on 28th November 2014. The event was organised by project partner CRPM (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe).

The public event focused not only on the demonstration, dissemination and capitalisation of ELIH-Med project achievements, but also gave its contribution to the elaboration of the next programming period contents. A round table was organised for public and private stakeholders, with the main topics of:
- Energy Efficiency in low-income housing in the
  Mediterranean: learning from the ELIH-Med
  experience / feedback from the ground
- How Europe changes life of citizens by enhancing
  energy efficiency in low-income housing in the
  Mediterranean area?
- Energy efficiency in Mediterranean buildings at stake:   political proposals and commitments from ELIH-Med
  and MARIE projects
 
Around 100 participants attended and the general opinion of this seminar, which brought together a series of actors involved in energy efficiency (European Institutions, Regional Agencies, National experts, Private sector and residents) was that it was highly productive.
The event gave an excellent opportunity to share experiences and present the results of the ELIH-Med project after 3 years of work and collaboration. 
Different articles reported this eventCPMR NewsInsight Publishers event’s new
The two versione of the minites are dowloadable here. 
Minutes of the ELIH-Med final event (English)
- Minutes of the ELIH-Med final event (French)

THE FINALTECHNICAL & STEERING COMMITTEES MEETINGS OF ELIH-MED PROJECT IN BRUSSELE (BEGIUM)

27 November 2014 Brussels

The 13th and final ELIH-MED technical & steering committee meeting will be organised by project partner CRPM (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe) in CRPM office in Brussels, on 27th November 2014.  
As the final project working meeting, experiences, achievements and lessons learnt from the project implementation will be shared among project partners; further cooperation opportunity in the near future will be explored as well.   
The event agenda is given below.
Final ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting agenda

Technical & Steering Committees meetings of ELIH-Med project in Alexandroupoli (Greece)

7th-8th October, 2014 Alexandroupoli (Greece)

The 12th ELIH-MED technical & steering committee meeting will be organised by REMTH (Region of East Macedonia & Thrace) in Astir Egnatia Hotel (Alexandroupoli), on 7th -8th October 2014.  
As usual, the meeting will offer an opportunity to project partners not only to report the progress of their project activities and illustrate results, but also share their experiences and discuss problems, difficulties to be resolved.

The meeting minutes together with the event agenda are given below.
minutes of the 12th ELIH-MED technical & steering committee meeting
12th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting agenda

Technical & Steering Committees meetings of ELIH-Med project in Genoa (Italy)

17th - 18th June, 2014 Genoa (Italy)

On 16 – 18 June 2014, in Genoa the 10th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting was organised by Genoa Municipality, combined the initiative ‘Genoa Smart Week”.
As usual representatives of 16 partner organizations (from 5 participant countries) got together once more, to show their project achievements, discuss problems/difficulties and share their experiences.

    

 In particular, this SC meeting was focalized on the following main activities:
- Presentation of Pilot Project progresses (both retrofitting and smart metering implementations)
  and project achievements
- Roundtable on Pilot Project: WP5 (Pilot projects) and WP6 (Smart metering) progress
- Progress on capitalisation activities: second version of Policy Paper
- Preparation of ELIH-Med final conference in Brussels
- Working group on ELIH-Med guidelines
As the last topics of the SC meeting, project activities for next coming period have been planned by ELIH-Med project team.
The meeting agenda is downloadable below.
 - 10th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting agenda
 
During the same period, a High Level Political Event ‘TRANSFORMation Dialogue’ was held in Genoa also, an event jointly organised by the Cities of Hamburg and Genoa organize within European FP7 project ‘RANSFORM’. The event offers a good occasion to different EU projects capitalize their achievements. Representatives from different European projects, including ELIH-Med, will share their experiences and lesson learnt.
- Agenda TransformationDialogue

Technical & Steering Committees meetings of ELIH-Med project in Rome (Italy)

3th-4th April, 2014 Rome (Italy)

On 3rd – 4th April 2014, the 9th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting was held at ENEA's Headquarters in Rome. Project coordinator, Italian partner ENEA organised the event; representatives of 17 partner organizations (from 6 participant countries took part in the meeting, one project executive officer from of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) of the MED program jointed also the event The meeting was an occasion for partners to report their project progress, discuss problems/ difficulties and share their experiences. In particular, this 9th SC meeting was focalized on the following main activities:
- Presentation of Pilot Project progresses (both retrofitting
  and smart metering implementations) and project
  achievements
- Roundtable on Pilot Project on WP2 (Awareness &  
  Communication), WP5 (Pilot project) and WP6 (Smart
  metering) progress
- Capitalisation activity updating: the second version of
  Policy Paper
- Preparation of ELIH-Med final conference in Brussels
- Working group on ELIH-Med guidelines
As the last topics of the SC meeting, project activities for next coming period have been planned by ELIH-Med project team.
The Meeting agenda and the meeting Minutes are listed below for downloading.
Meeting agenda
Meeting minutes

Technical & Steering Committees meetings of ELIH-Med project in Marseille (France)

23th-24th January, 2014 Marseille (FRance)

Marseille

On 23th - 24th January 2014, the 8th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting was held in Villa Méditerranée, (Marseilles, France); French partner AVITEM (Agency for sustainable Mediterranean cities and territories) was in charge of the event organization; more than 30 attendees from 8 participant countries, as well as project executive officers from of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) of the MED program, took part in the meeting.
Since the meeting should offer partners an opportunity to share their experiences and discuss problems, difficulties,
this 8th SC meeting was focalized on the following main topics:
- Pilot project progresses (both retrofitting and smart
  metering implementations)
- Capitalisation activity updating
- Communication activities
    During the meeting, partners showed their project progress/achievements. 
Further, in occasion of the event, the working groups were arranged for exchanging experiences and discussing technical solutions to facilitate the project implementation.
As the last topics of the SC meeting, project activities for next coming period have been planned by ELIH-Med project team. The Meeting agenda and project progress presentations are listed below for downloading.
- Marseilles SC meeting agenda
- Minutes of meeting
- Pilot Project Progress in Greece
- Pilot Project Progress in Malaga
- Pilot Project Progress in France
- Pilot Project Progress in Sardinia
- Progress of ELIH-Med projects in Genoa
- Progress of Pilot projects in Valencia
- Progress of Pilot projects in Languedoc
- Pilot Project Progress in Malta
- Progress of Pilot projects in Cyprus
- Pilot Project Progress in Frattamaggiore
- Pilot projects implementation & evaluation
- Smart meters: Monitoring of implementation
- Website updating

Technical & Steering Committees meetings of ELIH-Med project in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

17th - 18th September, 2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

               On 17th - 18thSeptember 2013, the 7th ELIH-Med Steering Committee meeting was held successfully in Ljubljana (Slovenia); the event was organized by Slovenian ELIH-Med partner Jozef Stefan Institute - Energy Efficiency Centre, the representatives from 8 participant countries, as well as project executive officer from of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) from the MED program, took part in the event.
As previous ELIH-Med SC events, this 7th SC meeting was focalized on the following main topics:
- Pilot project progresses (both retrofitting and smart metering implementations)
- Capitalisation activity updating
- Communication activities
During the meeting, partners showed their project progress/achievements.
Further, in occasion of the event, the working groups were arranged for exchanging experiences and discussing technical solutions to facilitate the project implementation.
As the last topics of the SC meeting, moreover, project activities for next coming period have been planned by ELIH-Med project team. The Meeting agenda and project progress presentations are listed below for downloading.
- Ljubljana SC meeting agenda
- Minutes of meeting
- Pilot Project Progress in Greece
- Pilot Project Progress in Malaga
- Pilot Project Progress in Sardinia
- Progress of ELIH-Med projects in Genoa
- Progress of Pilot projects in Valencia
- Progress of Pilot projects in Languedoc
- Pilot Project Progress in Malta
- Pilot Project Progress in Frattamaggiore
- Pilot projects implementation & evaluation
- Technical committee – Pilot project summary & indicators
- Smart meters: Monitoring of implementation
- ELIH-Med communication
- Website updating

ELIH-Med MARIE PROFORBIOMED Joint Capitalization meeting: Energy Efficiency in buildings

19th September 2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 
Combined with the 7th ELIH-Med SC meeting in Ljubljana, the 2nd ELIH-Med capitalisation meeting was held on 19th September, following ELIH-Med SC meeting.
 
The event will be organized jointly by three MED strategic projects: ELIH-Med, MARIE and PROFORBIOMED. The results obtained from national capitalisation meetings were presented during the event.
One of main open issues discussed during this Elih-Med Capitalisation meeting was how to improve the Policy Paper. The outcomes from national capitalization meetings were presented. It is worth to remark that 3 European peer reviewers gave their comments and suggestions.
 
In addition, in the afternoon, the draft of Ljubljana Declaration “Answers to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies challenges In Mediterranean buildings”, prepared in line with Policy Paper, was presented by ELIH-Med partners AVITEM and CPMR; the content of the Declaration was discussed among participants.
Before the closure of the event, a Round table "Energy Efficiency in buildings: priority of 2014 - 2020 programming period?" was held, the representative from MED Program and experts from European Neighbourhood Instrument and INTERACT made their talks.
Detail information, meeting presentations as well as the related minutes can be found below.
- ELIH-Med – MARIE – PROFORBIOMED Joint Capitalization workshop agenda
- A Comment on the Policy Paper
- Review and recommendations on the Policy Paper
- Outputs from French national capitalisation workshop
- Outputs from Greek national capitalisation workshop
- Outputs from Italian national capitalisation workshop
- Outputs from Slovenian national capitalisation workshop
- Outputs from Spanish national capitalisation workshop
- Energy efficiency in buildings
- Ljubljana Declaration
- Ljubljana Capitalisation meeting minutes