Project Service:

Development & Application

Service duration: November 2003 – March 2004
The Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein in cooperation with IWO contracted Angela Schultz-Zehden to develop the application for such kind of project under an appropriate EU funding mechanism. This task involved:
  • Identification of appropriate EU funding programme and adaptation of project theme (energy efficiency rather than building renovation measures)
  • Contacting and meetings with relevant project managers of EU programmes in Brussels, Moscow, Kaliningrad
  • Contacting and meetings with potential project partners in Kaliningrad (fact-finding mission)
  • Collection of relevant project documents
  • Design and agreement on project budget and distribution of tasks among project partners / experts
  • Writing full project proposal under Tacis Cross-Border Co-operation Small Project Facility 
Funding programme: 
Lead partner: 
Total budget: 
€ 430,000
Total duration: 
2003 – 2004 
The system of housing management inherited by the Russian Federation from its former planned economy is highly inefficient and wasteful in the use of resources such as drinking water, warm water and distance heating. Due to this fact, the Duma of the Kaliningrad Oblast adopted in June 2002 the” Programme for the Reform and Modernisation of Housing and Communal Services 2002-2010”. The programme is very ambitious in its aims and measures. It can actually not be realized under the current operational and financial capabilities and capacities of the Housing Committee of the Oblast Administration.

The Kaliningrad Oblast Administration asked the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein together with the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) to offer their advice and transfer their experience in creating and implementing a financial support programme for the application of energy efficiency measures in residential houses.

The initiative has been continued by the second BEEN project (2005-2007) "Baltic Energy Efficiency Network for the Buiding Stock".