Slovakia to host the C4E Forum 2023


The Renovate Europe Campaign (REC), with the support of our national partner Buildings for the Future, is delighted to announce that we will organise the next C4E Forum in Slovakia from the 23rd to the 26th of May 2023.

EURegionsWeek 2022 – REC Event


Renovating Europe’s buildings: opportunities for workforce upskilling in cohesion funding Reducing energy demand is the sustainable answer to protect citizens against rising energy prices. To deliver on massive energy renovation programmes required to secure such energy-saving gains we need a much greater focus on workforce upskilling. This session, co-organised by Renovate Europe, E3G and the EFBWW, will focus on the needs of today’s workforce in terms of building renovations and will highlight funding opportunities in the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for…

REC Newsletter – Summer 2022


Welcome to Renovate Europe’s newsletter! Here are some highlights from the past few months leading up to the summer break. These include: Recommendations on how to effectively use Cohesion Funding towards energy renovation, Ongoing work monitoring the National Recovery and Resilience Plans, as well as Outreach to EU Energy Ministers about the importance of a robust article 6 on public buildings in the EED. Renovate Europe recent initiatives also included a webinar on Unlocking the role of the Banking Sector in the Renovation Wave with PositiveMoney, an event on Skills in the…

Spend wisely: How to use Cohesion Funding for Energy Renovation


Recommendations for the MFF 2021-2027 Operational ProgrammesThe European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Cohesion Funds (CF) and the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) can make a big difference for buildings renovation. But the Operational Programmes must be designed and implemented in a way that creates and sustains a renovation market for the longer term, beyond the “cliff-edge” end of the programming period. We strongly urge Member States to consider the Key Recommendations on how to channel MFF funding effectively towards energy renovation in the Operational Programmes, namely…

Letter to EU Energy Ministers on Article 6 of the EED


Dear Minister, At Monday’s Energy Council, your input will be decisive in reaching a General Approach on the Energy Efficiency Directive.  In my capacity as Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, I urge you to consider the importance of a robust Article 6 on public buildings. Citizens look to their governments for leadership and action. Renovation is a concrete measure that will deliver long-lasting, sustainable solutions to the energy, social and climate emergency we face. Reducing the energy demand, and therefore the energy bills, of our public buildings is a crucial step in…

Op-ed: Spend wisely: Use cohesion funding for energy renovation (Euractiv)


Published by Euractiv on: 20 June 2022 | The EU budget can go a long way toward helping member states achieve higher ambition on energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. But the money must be spent wisely, writes Adrian Joyce.