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2nd Regional REELIH Conference

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As part of the Europe Housing Forum 2021, Habitat for Humanity International and United States Agency for International Development will organize the 2nd regional REELIH (Residential energy efficiency for low-income households) conference on November 16-19, 2021.

At the REELIH conference, variety of stakeholders from the EU member states and countries in the Eastern Neighborhood and Western Balkans will be provided with a space for knowledge transfer in order to scale up energy efficiency renovations of multi-apartment buildings as a way of much needed energy poverty alleviation in Eastern Europe.

The problems of inefficient energy use, high energy prices and energy poverty have consistently struck housing markets in Central and Eastern Europe. With the introduction of the European Commission’s new policy initiative the European Green Deal, the interest of the EU in housing sector has grown significantly. Energy efficient renovation of residential buildings within and beyond the borders of the EU is anchored in the Renovation Wave Strategy and the Recommendation on Energy Poverty.

Through the REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity International has been working on energy poverty alleviation since 2009. Our partner organizations have been implementing demonstration projects, conducting research and facilitating the whole eco-system of residential energy efficiency in Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia. Habitat and its partners work with municipalities and financing institutions to develop, test and scale financial models, combining of subsidies and loans, for residential energy efficiency.

The agenda and registration details will be shared on this website later on.

For more information about the REELIH project, visit the project website.


This conference is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.