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1 HOUSING IN JESSICA OPERATIONS Proposal for a Working Group Elena Szolgayová, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovak Republic JESSICA Networking Platform, Brussels, 28 June 2011

2 ERDF Regulation Housing eligibility: 2007: only new MS - within the framework of an integrated urban development operation in areas threatened by physical deterioration and social exclusion,… Regulatory amendment May 2009 – EE and RES in residential buildings throughout all 27 MS Regulatory amendment June 2010 – eligibility and use of financial engineering instruments to promote EE in

3 Challenges and opportunities Different challenges in housing: Energy efficiency: Buildings use 41% of all energy consumed in Europe Energy poverty – a new social challenge Affordability, ecology Social inclusion versus exclusion Specific circumstances in EU 12

4 EU-27 households' energy consumption Source: Odyssee indicators,

5 Basic problems – EU 12 Around 40% of the urban population lives in the high rise prefabricated housing estates High share of poor owners Energy consumption is 25% higher per sq.m. in the EU-12 than in the EU-15 Heating costs on housing estates are on average 2.5 times higher than that of similar flats built of bricks Ecofys: renovation could save barrels of oil a day and create full-time jobs Social segregation is increasing, leading to problems with employment, social and environmental sustainability

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7 Access to Housing and EU Law derogation : Exemption from State Aid notification Neelie Kroes Commissioner Competition « Undertakings in charge of social housing entrusted with tasks involving SGEIs » « Undertakings in charge of social housing providing housing for disadvantages citizens or socially less advantaged groups, which due to solvability constraints are unable to obtain housing at market conditions » Exemption from notification without ceiling under conditions (SGEIs act) But: what about privatised housing stock in new MS?

8 Objectives of the Working Group Framework for exchange of information and experience through international debates, study visits, panel discussions and/or workshops - bringing together stakeholders from all fields Discussing practical aspects of implementing JESSICA for energy efficiency in housing (administrative processes, decision making procedures, eligibility criteria, procedures for selection of UDF, exit strategy...) Analysing recent development of ERDF regulation related to housing and financial engineering instruments,

9 Objectives of the Working Group (2) Analysing recent administrative, legal and institutional framework, strengths and weaknesses Formulating practical recommendations for regulatory framework Networking between countries implementing financial engineering instruments State aid issues – in general, recommendation for the future amendments of the legal framework

10 Outputs discussion on recent situation – analysis of procedures, challenges, types of projects, final beneficiaries - summary policy recommendations for future regulations presentations to be given at JNP events or conferences, conclusions, recommendations and/or reports to be submitted to DG Regional Policy.

11 Target members representatives of Managing authorities, EC, EIB, financial institutions, housing policy administration, social housing providers stakeholders able to contribute with their expertise and operational experiences in implementing financial engineering instruments interested stakeholders from all fields

12 Modalities envisaged modus operandi: recurrent meetings organised mainly back-to-back to the meetings of the JESSICA Networking Platform and the JESSICA/JEREMIE Conference and/or of Horizontal Studies Steering Group meetings opening and closing workshops complemented by conference calls and e/mail exchange WG co-ordinator: facilitating activities and sumarising outcomes and positions of the members; reporting on findings and conclusions to the JNP, J conference, DG Regio etc.

13 Work-plan expected duration: June 2011: presentation of ToR to JNP mid-July: circular – call for interest to participate end of July: confirmation of interest, communication on priorities September 2011: opening workshop October 2011: formulation of recommendations presentation and dissemination of interim deliverables during the JNP meetings and J conferences

14 Thank you for your attention, looking forward to meeting you in WG


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