More effective use of the 2021–2027
Cohesion Funds for energy security of
15 recommendations for Member States
and the EU institutions
Analysis and conclusions regarding financing in V4 countries
The European Structural and Investment Funds are the major source of funding for the renovation of the neglected and energy inefficient building stock in all V4 countries. Yet, the current level of investment is insufficient in terms of the number of renovated buildings as well as the resulting quality of the buildings. This could be fundamentally improved through more effective setup and eployment of the funds in the next programming period.
Buildings, which represents the single biggest potential sector for energy savings, are key to improving Visegrad’s energy security and their potential should be fully exploited. Building sector is responsible for approximately 40% of final energy consumption and 36% of all CO2 emissions in the Union.
Improving the energy efficiency of buildings leads at the same time to improved health and productivity of their users, cleaner air and aids climate change adaptation of the cities.
This policy paper summarizes recommendations to make Cohesion Funding 2021–2027 more effective in terms of financing construction and renovation of buildings. They have been drafted by experts of the project consortium Buildings for the Visegrad Future and consulted by several stakeholders, utilizing real life experience and multi-disciplinary technical knowledge.