The 1st round of the iBRoad stakeholders’ meetings came to an end with a physical gathering of Portuguese stakeholders in Lisbon on 22 March. The iBRoad stakeholders’ meetings intended to collect an initial feedback on the aims and objectives of the iBRoad project and the Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps concept.
The meetings included discussion around the iBRoad concept of individual renovation roadmaps, potential user needs, legislative and other frameworks, financing and capacity building, with the main focus on the identification by stakeholders of opportunities, ideas and concerns as well as of the value that arises from iBRoad for all parties concerned.
Even though there is different background in each country, the majority of stakeholders agreed that the iBRoad project can play a key role for deep renovation of single-family houses.
More than 150 key stakeholders lively contributing to an open dialogue journey in the 8 participating countries, where a significant number of views and ideas was shared and discussed, the meetings are considered to have contributed to an open dialogue journey. Specifically, the physical meetings were organised as follows:
- Bulgaria, Sofia: Tuesday 13 February 2018
- Germany, Berlin: Thursday 22 February 2018
- Poland, Warsaw: Tuesday 6 March 2018
- Austria, Vienna: Wednesday 7 March 2018
- Greece, Athens: Tuesday 13 March 2018
- Belgium, Brussels: Thursday 15 March 2018
- Romania, Bucharest: Tuesday 20 March 2018
- Portugal, Lisbon: Thursday 22 March 2018
The 1st round of physical stakeholders’ meetings will be followed by a 2nd round, planned for October 2019 to December 2019. In addition to the physical meetings, a web meeting will soon be organised for Swedish stakeholders. Stay tuned here to find its announcement.
Prior to the meetings, a dedicated questionnaire aimed at evaluating the potential and interest of the identified stakeholders in current and future involvement with iBRoad. Relevant key stakeholders, at national and European level, were identified by the consortium partner organisations and were then divided into groups, representing the following 16 target group categories both in national and EU level:
- European Public Authorities
- National Public Authorities
- Regional/Local Public Authorities
- Other public authorities
- European Associations
- Building Associations
- Consumers Associations
- Other National Associations
- Energy Sector Businesses
- Energy Sector Engineers
- Construction Industries
- Financial Services
- Research and Academia
- Think Tanks and NGOs