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Final International MILD HOME Conference

Published: 17.12.2014

During the Final International Conference of the MILD HOME project, held on December 16, 2014 civil engineers, architects, journalists, representatives of the public authorities from different countries, NGOs and the business community, including investors became acquainted with the outcomes and results of the MILD HOME project.  The Final International Conference was held at the premises of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), one of the Bulgarian project partners.

Representatives from all project partner countries, namely Italy, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Serbia participated in the Final Conference.

During the official opening of the event, Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov, President of the BCCI emphasized the importance of the project for the continuation of the dialogue on sustainable development and stressed on the fact that the objectives of the MILD HOME project contribute to the usage of not only modern technologies and materials but also on the natural conservation and energy- saving effect of the project approach. Mrs. Flavia di Noto, the project coordinator from the Regional Union of Veneto’s Chambers of Commerce presented to the public the project outcomes and the achieved results whereas she stressed on the relevance of the project for the application of the Eco Green Village (EGV) concept in the region of South- east Europe.

Representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, the Bulgarian Green Council, Municipal Energy Efficiency Network EcoEnergy as well as project partner organizations were among the main speakers of the Conference.

Great interest attracted the presentation of the Action Plan for sustainable energy in the Covenant of Mayors, the presentation of the new Transnational cooperation programmes and the future opportunities for sustainable urban development in the region of South- east Europe.

The representative of Sofia Municipality confirmed that they are doing their best to achieve the actual construction of an Eco green village in Bulgaria due to the rising importance of the role of the citizens in the further continuation of the efforts directed towards achievement of sustainable development.

The Mayor of Thessaly, Greece, defined the MILD HOME approach as the new building model of the future.

During the second part of the event an exhibition of the winning projects of the Bulgarian competition of ideas was held. The presentations of the winners provoked further discussions on the difficulties encountered and the future prospects for development of an Eco Green Village.