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Practical issues in the countries and for the countries are also addressed during Sponsor workshop. This year our Sponsors and Contributing Partners have prepared for you:
Advocacy platforms are vehicles to communicate business and end-user needs for energy efficiency policies to governments. The workshop will share experience with initiating such platforms and organisations and running them with focus on performance. Business and NGO representatives are welcome to share and learn about establishing, funding and managing advocacy associations in Central and Eastern European circumstances. Government officials are appreciated to express their expectations from such platforms to enable constructive stakeholder dialogue.
The workshop will explore the Power of Agreement theory presented by Jim Ritchie-Dunham and the story of establishing and running the Renovate Europe Campaign, Fala Renowacji and ROENEF shared by Adrian Joyce, Katarzyna Wardal and Mihai Mihoia respectively. Ondrej Šramek will shed light on how companies view advocacy associations and their development. Participants will have plenty of opportunities to further share their specific experience in break-out sessions and outline expectations from advocacy platforms and recommendations for platforms to meet them. Peter Robl, Adrian Joyce and Afroditi Psatha will facilitate the event.
Room: Ana 3
Ministries, cities, local authorities, businesses and households are experiencing a number of different hurdles when they try to scale up renovation activities while at the same time aiming to deliver high-quality work.
Deploying technical assistance at all levels can play a central role in removing administrative, financial and other hurdles to renovate buildings. Building up administrative, technical and logistical capacity is an enabler for ensuring a smooth process together with education and training of the workforce. At EU-level the available support to Member States to implement energy efficiency projects is increasing.
The workshop aims to provide participants with insights on available EU support schemes, sharing of best-practice from the region and an opportunity to exchange with panellists on ways to leverage available resources.
Speakers include Oana Özmen MP (Secretary of the Industry Commission in the Romanian Parliament),
Ariane De Dominicis (European Commission, DG REFORM), Serban Danciu (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) and Anca Ginavar (Romanian Ministry of Development).
Room: Ana 3
Panel discussion about energy efficiency benefits, natural daylight and fresh air in improving indoor climate in both residential and industrial buildings.
Room: Ana 2
Panel Leader: Birte Kurbjeweit, Clean Air Fund, UK
1. Solutions in the built environment to improve air quality by Piotr Łyczko, Małopolska Region (Poland)
2. Building public awareness of air pollution by Anna Dworakowska, Kraków Smog Alert (Poland)
3. Health impacts of air pollution by Alexander Simidchiev Air4Health (online)