International Energy Poverty Action Week: what have we learned?
Sofia, 14 April 2023
Actions to tackle energy poverty are vital: although access to affordable and clean energy is a key sustainable development goal, about 3 billion people in the world do not have access to modern energy sources for cooking, heating or cooling their homes. At the end of February, the second edition of the International Energy Poverty Action Week (IEPAW) brought together different stakeholders in the field of energy poverty. What we have lerned.
CAC Centre for Sustainable Housing with a publication on the JUSTEM project
Sofia, 10 February 2023
The CAC Centre for Sustainable Housing with a publication about #JUSTEM coming at the right time against a backdrop of turbulence in the just energy transition process in Europe. The project will become a living lab for the implementation of sustainable approaches to empower citizens from the coal regions to actively participate in the ongoing accelerated transformations and strategies for energy poverty alleviation. Publication.
New publication under JUSTEM project
Sofia, 24 January 2023
The transformation of the Polish city of Katowice - from a city of mining and heavy industry to a city of the future. Which are the European coal regions in transition? What does a "just transition" mean? What deadlines for the phased closure of coal plants have European countries declared? You can read about these things in the article by Dr. Diana Zusser - coordinator of the
Seven European countries unite for a just energy transition where coal is still king
Sofia, 22 December 2022
CAC Centre for Sustainable Housing started working on the implementation of JUSTEM project
Sofia, 1 November 2022
The CAC Centre for Sustainable Housing started working on the implementation of the JUSTEM - JUStice in Transition and Empowerment against energy poverty project, funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Commission. The project aims to build regional capacity and involve citizens in the development of regional energy and climate plans to facilitate policy making and equitable transition planning by increasing the use of sustainable energy solutions.
National Stakeholders' Meeting for Bulgaria
Sofia, 2 February 2020
CAC Center for Sustainable Housing organised the final national stakeholders' meeting to discuss the results for Bulgaria of the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy study on the impacts of policies to decarbonise residential buildings on energy poverty in Southerm Central and Eastern Europe and mitigation strategies financed by the European Climate Foundation.
САС Center for Sustainable Housing joins a common declaration
Sofia, 20 December 2021
CAC Center for Sustainable Housing joins the declaration of 13 non-governmental organisations, business associations and experts proposing 13 urgent legislative, financial, technical and communication measures to change and activate the national policies in the building sector, expressing readiness to support their detailed development and implementation.
New report on the state of energy poverty in Bulgaria
Sofia, 1 March 2021
Within the POWERPOOR project under the EU Horizon 2020 programme, a report on the state of energy poverty in the country Bulgaria. Baseline Assessment Report was prepared by a team of the Bulgarian partner Sofia Energy Agency - SOFENA with authors Eng. Dr. Zdravko Georgiev, Dr. Eleonora Gaydarova and Eng. Dr. Nadia Nikolova.
САС Center for Sustainable Housing has become a member of the Liaison Group of POWERPOOR project
Sofia, 25 February 2021
POWERPOOR Project aims to develop support programmes for energy poor citizens and encourage the use of alternative financing schemes in order to alleviate enrgy poverty in Bulgaria. The participants in the Liaison Group will have the tasks to contribute to the implementation of the project activities and to the dissemination of project results.
CAC Center for Sustainable Housing has participated in the IV National Housing Forum
Sofia, 27 January 2021
The IV National Housing Forum "Overcoming the housing and energy poverty - a prerequisite for achieving the Sustaibale Development Goals", organised by Habitat Bulgaria and Coalition "Decent Home", focuses on the mitigation of housing and energy poverty in Bulgaria.
CAC has joined Habitat for Humanity and partner organisations accross Europe and supports the petition ПРОМЕНИ ЧИСЛАТА! Нека спрем жилищната криза.
CAC has participated in the III National Housing Forum
Sofia, 9-10 April 2020
The Third National Housing Forum, organised by Habitat Bulgaria and CEGA Foundation, focuses on housing policies and the renovation of poor neighbourhoods.
CAC Chair has participated in China-EU Sustainable and Green Urbanisation Symposium in Zhongshan
Zhongshan, 21-22 November 2017
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences CASS and Joint Programming Initiative JPI Urban Europe organised a symposium for scholars and experts on cities. The event took place in Zhongshan, China, on 21-22 November 2017. The objective of the event was establishing partnerships for future R&D activities. Over 20 presentations and group discussions elaborated topics covering urban green, economic growth, transportation and Smart Cities. The presentation of Dr. Eleonora Gaydarova focused on the collaborative urban practices of making things together and how different stakeholders can be aligned around urban development initiatives for mutual gains and integrated design solutions.
Presentation of the Report on the Urban Environment of the Central Part of Sofia
Sofia, 4 October 2017
In Hall 5 of Sofia Municipality was presented the report on the state of urban environment of the central part of Sofia. The report is a fact thanks to one-year collaboration with the team of the Danish urbanist Prof. Jan Gehl who will advise Sofia Municipality on the creation of a strategy for the development of public spaces in the city center.
CAC has participated in the opening of the renovated building of the homeowners' association "Ladovitsa 56"
Pernik, 27 September 2017
On 27 September 2017 the opening of the renovated multi-family building of “Ladovitsa 56” homeowners' association took place. The fifteen-storey residential building was renovated within the framework of the National Energy Efficiency Program in Multi-family Residential Buildings and achieved a class “B” of energy consumption. “Ladovitsa 56” homeowners’ association actively participated in the whole process of the energy renovation and also contributed with its own funds for the improvement of the common spaces around the building.
CAC has participated in the 9th Baltic Housing Conference "Sustainable living environment: best practices in housing"
Tallinn, 14 September 2017
The 9th Baltic Housing Conference takes place in September 14, 2017 and provides space for discussions on best practices in the EU for improving the living environment. It aims to enhance cooperation between housing organisations from the EU, Ukraine and Belarus. The event takes place under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference is organized by the Estonian of Co-operative Housing Associations in cooperation with HOUSING EUROPE – The Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing. CAC presentation “Energy renovation of housing towards sustainable living environment” summarizes the process of energy renovation of multi-family residential buildings in Bulgaria.
CAC gets involved in COST Action "European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation" (ENGAGER)
Sofia, July 2017
COST Action "European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation” aims to transform the extent and depth of knowledge about energy poverty in Europe. It generates a step change in how energy poverty is theorised, detected and addressed by establishing multidisciplinary collaborations at the nexus of several domains in which energy poverty has been treated separately to date - energy and housing studies, economics, sociology and political science.