RENOVERTY REER (Rural Energy Efficiency Roadmap)

IEECP Renovery project website

Project partners: IEECP (Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy), Climate Alliance, REGEA (North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency), TEESlab, AISFOR (Agency for Innovation, Development and Education, Italy), Ecoserveis, TREA (Tartu Regional Energy Agency), ELARD (European LEADER Association for Rural Development), Reflex (Hungary), Focus (Slovenia), ISR (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Tartu County Development Association takes part in the project as pilot area.

Duration of project: June 2023 – October 2025


RENOVERTY will foster energy efficiency building upgrades in the energy poor households of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) / South-eastern Europe (SEE) and Southern European countries (SE) by establishing the methodological and practical framework to build renovation roadmaps for vulnerable rural districts in a financially viable and socially just manner. Specifically, the project aims to deliver tools and resources to support local and regional actors to build and execute operational single or multi-household roadmaps for rural areas. A scalable model will also be created to ensure the wide geographical replicability and implementation of the roadmaps by different actors at the EU level. Strategically, the project will contribute to minimise logistical, financial, administrative, and legal burdens caused by a complex and multi-stakeholder home renovation process.  

Additionally, RENOVERTY will ensure that building retrofits consider the social dimension by incorporating security, comfort, and improved accessibility in the roadmaps to further improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations. Over the project’s three years, seven pilots located in Sveta Nedelja (Croatia), Tartu (Estonia), Bükk-Mak & Somló-Marcalmente-Bakonyalja Leader (Hungary), Zasavje (Slovenia), Parma (Italy), Coimbra (Portugal), and Osona (Spain) will implement the roadmaps, while wider integration of rural and peri-urban development is foreseen in the long run. 

TAS’s activities in the project:

  • Support in identifying building typologies for the renovation roadmaps and households to be audited in the region.
  • Identify local stakeholders to be involved in the process of developing renovation roadmaps.
  • Act as a facilitator between local stakeholders and project partners, with a focus on the debates and topics arranged centrally by RENOVERTY.
  • Support TREA in preparing and disseminating 4 workshops and events aimed at citizens and local stakeholders.
  • Support the development of renovation roadmaps by TREA, with all the steps of the renovation process according to the characteristics of the area.
  • Disseminate information using own contacts and channels.

Resources: 3.600,00€ is available for the above activities, provided by ELARD from the RENOVERTY project budget.