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Schools and Hospitals Could Be Thermally Rehabilitated with EU Funds

06 September 2012

Public institution buildings are a new energy efficiency objective that the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism (MRDT) aims at financing from European funds. They are buildings of hospitals and school units in urban centres.

"The goal of the ministry is to reduce the operating costs of public institutions, but also to increase the quality of services provided by public authorities," said Marcel Bolos, State Secretary at the MRDT.

 

Today, 6 September, discussions took place about the necessary steps to be taken to initiate negotiations with the European Commission, so that they can be finished early next year and the call for proposals to be launched in April-May 2013.

With this in view, at the MRDT headquarters, a meeting was held between representatives of the ministry and of JASPERS - European Investment Bank, which provides assistance for the elaboration of the financing scheme for the works to increase energy efficiency under the Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013, Priority Axis 1 - Support to sustainable development of cities.

The negotiations with the European Commission will determine the percentage of co-financing that the beneficiaries will contribute to the rehabilitation project. Depending on further negotiations, the Applicant's Guide may be released for consultation in spring 2013, followed by submission of proposals until the end of the same year.

Financing the increase of energy efficiency in public buildings and housing blocks from European funds is a measure designed to contribute to meeting the goal of the Europe 2020 strategy to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020.