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The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the sustainable development component in order to use the interdisciplinary potential of urban space renewal in cities, while meeting the criteria of the Polish Act on revitalization and EU structural funds. 

Issues related to emissions, air consumption and efficiency are available in the main Polish strategic documents; however, these aspects are not included in the revitalization activities. As part of REVIPOWER, adelphi, together with selected Polish municipalities and key players, will examine the added value of effective in terms of the use of revitalization resources, will prepare a discussion document that will place the topic of such revitalization at the center of the national and regional debate and will develop an innovative, participatory training program "open-source", which will be widely available to city authorities in Poland. The training will also cover issues that will help Polish cities and other key players to implement EU cohesion policy projects.

The project will contribute to including the both concept of resource revitalization and energy efficiency in the national debate and at the level of implementation of local projects in Poland.


Implementation period: November 2017 - November 2018.

Co-financing: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) and European Climate Initiative (EUKI) (a new financing instrument for the project by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety - BMUB)

Coordinator: Center for political and social analysis "Adelphi"

Project partners:

  • Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités"
  • Wohenungswirtschaft Osteuropa e.V. (IWO) - Eastern Europe Housing Economy

Addressees of project activities:

  • national and regional level institutions (i.e. Ministry of Development, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, Regional Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management),
  • local governments,
  • local community - local residents, local NGOs, planners, consulting institutions,
  • multipliers disseminating training content - Foundation for Effective Energy Use - FEWE, Institute of Urban Development, Stocznia Foundation, Polish Urban Plants Society, or Institute for Sustainable Development
  • National and regional media.

Thematic areas of training modules:

  • air protection: increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, heating solutions (e.g. heating networks),
  • renewable energy sources,
  • sustainable mobility: development of public transport, alternative models of city mobility (e.g. short distance city concept),
  • local economic development: business-friendly urban planning, development of local entrepreneurial potential,
  • green urban infrastructure, adaptation to climate change,
  • reducing energy poverty.


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