IMEA is funded by the INTERREG IVC programme. The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.
WHAT IS IMEA?
10 partners from The Netherlands, Romania, Portugal, Hungary and Denmark have teamed up in the IMEA project, running in the period 2012 – 2014. The key objective in the IMEA project is to support local and regional authorities in taking pro-active roles in their efforts to improve the energy efficiency (EE) of the built environment. The implementation of EE measures is a European key challenge in the transition towards sustainable communities, especially in the Eastern Europe and in deprived urban areas where a high percentage of the housing stock has a very poor energy performance. The IMEA partners collaborate to enhance the effects of their strategic plans and policies to promote EE in their national contexts, and to disseminate good practices to all public authorities in the EU via a project website (http://www.savingenergytogether.eu).
WHO ARE THE IMEA PARTNERS?
The IMEA partners have different roles in terms of institutional policy. From the regional public institutions, national or local to research institutes, all have the aim of creating a collaborative environment able to support strong synergies between the partners.
The following partners will contribute to the implementation of the IMEA project:
1. Nicis Institute/ Platform 31 (Lead Partner), The Netherlands;
2. The City of Assen, The Netherlands;
3. Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, Romania
4. Oradea Metropolitan Area, Romania;
5. VATI, Non-profit Company for Regional Development and Town Planning, Hungary;
6. Mid-Pannon Regional Development Company, Hungary;
7. Danish Building Research Institute, Denmark;
8. The City of Copenhagen, Urban Design Department, Denmark;
9. GEBALIS – Management of Lisboa Social Housing, Portugal;
10. Spatial Planning and Urban Development General Directorate, Portugal.