EU Peers

EU Peers is a project that aims to support the development and promotion of Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) as key tools for accelerating residential energy renovation in the European Union. EU Peers plans to create a European Community of Practice comprising IHRS practitioners and other members, with the goal of strengthening and expanding the IHRS concept.

What does EU Peers do?

IHRS are comprehensive solutions for home renovations aimed at overcoming renovation barriers. The project’s main goal is to promote IHRS development as an essential tool for speeding up residential energy renovations in the European Union. By creating a European Community of Practice of IHRS practitioner, involving at least 615 members, including 175 IHRS, EU Peers will strengthen and upscale the IHRS concept. This inclusive Community will offer various entry points and opportunities to participate in order to provide the maximum benefit to its members. To achieve this:

  • 7 Community platforms, for 6 priority countries (Italy, France, Spain, Latvia, Hungary, Ireland), and other EU countries. The aim is to hold a minimum of 45 exchange and collaboration meetings at both national and European levels. The first generation of IHRS will benefit from sharing experiences and collaboration to foster residential retrofit, facilitated by an online knowledge repository and digital networking tools.
  • EU Peers will provide three types of capacity-building, with at least 34 sessions, to support IHRS initiatives.
  • Furthermore, EU Peers will promote the implementation of IHRS models across Europe by offering start-up aid to at least emerging IHRS initiatives.
  • The project will also advocate for improved policy frameworks by developing European and national policy recommendations and organizing 7 public policy debates.
  • Additionally, they plan to enhance collaboration among stakeholders involved in the renovation process through 12 stakeholder dialogues.
  • To engage public authorities, EU Peers intends to launch a campaign targeting 150 public authorities across Europe to support IHRS deployment in their areas.
  • Ultimately, EU Peers aims to provide data-based evidence showcasing the impact of its members and the IHRS movement both within the community and beyond.

The LIFE EUCF project is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union.

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