Social Green

Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector

Project activities: Through interregional cooperation, regions will identify, share and transfer innovative methodologies, processes and good practices in developing and implementing greener social housing sector policies, targeting new constructions or retrofitting existing buildings. For that, the study visits, good practices workshop, local stakeholders meetings, among other dissemination events will be organised. Within this interregional learning process (phase 1−5 semesters) the regions involved in the project will develop important outputs, namely: self-assessment reports, good practices guides and regional action plans. Following the phase 1, it will start a period with the duration of four semesters − phase 2, focused on monitoring the implementation of the action plans developed previously and a final result report will be produced to summarize its achievements.


Project is supported by European Regional Development Fund programme Interreg Europe.

Project budget: 1 188 757 € (incl ERDF 1 010 443 €)
TREA budget: 111 034 € (incl ERDF 94 378 €)

Project duration: 2016−2021

Project aims: Improving regional policy instruments targeting the link between social housing sector and fuel poverty. 

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Project results:

Thanks to cooperation between regions, both in Europe and nationally, innovative approaches and solutions are being found for a more environmentally-friendly housing policy: including the processes in both the construction of new buildings and the modernization of existing buildings.

The study visits, workshops for exchanging experiences, local stakeholder meetings and extensive dissemination of information are organized during implementing the project.

Social Green is a comprehensive learning and development process between European regions. The partner regions draw up self-assessment reports, good practice guides and regional action plans.

Project partners are different organizations from six European countries:

  • CEIIA – Centre of Excellence and Innovation for the Automotive Industry (Portugal) 
  • City of Mizil (Romania)
  • Regional Energy Agency North (Croatia)
  • Extremadura Energy Agency (Spain)
  • CCDR-N – Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Norte (Portugal)
  • Alba Iulia Municipality (Romania)
  • Nordregio – Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (Sweden) 
  • South Muntenia regionaal Development Agency (Romania)

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Contact person in TREA: Neeme Kärbo (, +372 507 8835)

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