Fostering public capacity to plan, finance and manage integrated urban REGeneration for sustainable energy uptake

Training for public officers involved in urban regeneration

Integrated urban regeneration

Multilevel coordination


FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake, through capacity building, promotion and articulation of effective multilevel coordination, and national as well as European network strengthening. These objectives will be achieved through public stakeholders’ engagement in joint analysis and knowledge development activities, as well as creation and dissemination of targeted training materials and activities across Europe. Read more...                    

Overview of Croatian training activities

In Croatian national cluster, training activities (TAs) were planned with a great emphasis on the multi-level coordination. Stakeholders from different authority levels were invited to all major events in order to strengthen the communication between the particular levels of government, as it was one of the points requiring improvements.


Basic ideas:

  • to familiarize the key national level stakeholders with the new concepts of planning the energy supply of the city district and with the problems identified on the local level,
  • to increase the capacities of the regional level stakeholders to follow the national programs of regeneration, sources for funding and to collaboratively model the typical buildings which will be elements in the future projects,
  • to bring the local stakeholders in contact with the most relevant information from the national level and to propose changes to the local strategic documents, which would foster the EE in UR project

Over 170 stakeholders participated in the training process at workshops in Zagreb and Osijek.

What is more, over 225 attendees were present at the Energy councilor/assiocate workshops organized by the APN.

workshopDuring the TAs, key national stakeholders took part in the events and debate with the representatives of other levels of government.
Local level stakeholders used the oportunity to share with others the valuable information about the problems occuring at their level. Through cooperation with other projects, foundation for sustained work in the national networks was made.
On the basis of the case study of ad-hoc chosen neighbourhood in Osijek – Sjenjak, the participants rethought the process of urban regeneration known to them from the previous projects and provided the suggestions for the changes that would be needed if a city or other governing body wishes to implement an integral, energy efficient urban regeneration project. For such a project, it would be necessary to understand from where the initiative is coming from and which existing bodies could deliver the project's proposal or mediate between the different levels of government to enable the local stakeholders to deliver such a proposal.



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649846