Balkan municipalities against energy poverty
Municipalities are the key stakeholders in the fight against energy poverty
The Grid is a platform for municipalities and professionals eager to share ideas on designing of energy efficient and healthy dwellings for all income levels.
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Municipalities are the key stakeholders in the fight against energy poverty and The Grid is here to help them to increase their readiness to change the quality of living for their citizens.
This platform was created to share knowledge & experience among its members. It is a one-stop-shop connecting you with latest activities of The Grid's supporters - energy efficiency and humanitarian organizations coming from all over the Europe.
No matter what size your municipality is or how far it is with development of green solutions. We want you to take part in our conversation.
Whether you are a municipal employee, energy expert, student or an active citizen, we welcome everyone interested to share his ideas.
Origins & goals
The Grid platform was established in 2021 by a team of volunteers motivated to create a community of practice primarily targeting driven municipal staff with interest in energy poverty solutions suitable for Western Balkans. The initiative is driven by organization People in Need and inspired by two programs with community approach in its core:
People in Need is a member of SMARTER Finance for Families initiative which aims to drive change in the financing and green certification of new sustainable homes for all income groups. Backed by the European Commission’s EU H2020 programme after being piloted in Romania, this green mortgage & green certification project unites 23 organisations from 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Another inspiration for The Grid is work of Habitat for Humanity EMEA. This organization has programs and offices in 10 EU member states and 6 countries in Energy Community countries outside the EU. In partnership with USAID Habitat has been working on scaling up financing for the renovation of privately-owned multi-apartment buildings to increase energy efficiency of these buildings and to alleviate energy poverty of low income homeowners in Central and Eastern Europe. Their Programs Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households in Eurasia (REELIH) including regional knowledge sharing platform called Community of Practice for Residential Energy Efficiency and Community Tailored Actions for Energy Poverty Mitigation are a great inspiration for this platform.
This platform is an online workspace which provides its members with:
Community of green hosing enthusiasts
Access to educational materials, webinars and information on events and funding opportunities
Networking with other professional and organizations in the Western Balkans and beyond
Cooperation on funding proposal
Promotion of their own content
Platform's content rules are simple:
respectful and tolerant
Become a member and put your name on the map
Our network has over 50 members from several CEE countries. The Grid members include municipal staff, municipalities, NGO workers and other professionals from different areas including energy, architecture, spacial planning, and sustainable development.
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