South East Europe EU

Partners and Contacts


Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Българска търговско-промишлена палатa

Address: 1058 Sofia, 9 Iskar Str., Bulgaria
Contact person details:   Eleonora Carnasa   Tel.: +359 2 980 21 89,   +359 2 811 74 17,   Fax: +359 2 988 50 67

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (established in 1895) is an independent, non-governmental organization for assistance, promotion, representation and protection of the business interests of its 53 000 members, which contributes to the development of international economic cooperation and provides assistance for the European and international integration of the Republic of Bulgaria. The activity of the Chamber and its network of 28 Regional Chambers is based on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy and self-financing. BCCI seeks to establish straightforward and ethical relations among the business circles.

The members of the BCCI join their efforts to achieve results in the following areas:
 Guaranteeing the macroeconomic stability
 Improvement of the conditions for economic activity and curtailment of the economic crisis’ consequences for the Bulgarian business
 Enhancing the assimilation of European funds’ resources and the role of social partners in the supervision committees
 Efficiency of the administration
 Encouragement of the usage of alternative energy sources and reserves
 Optimization of the taxation and insurance regime
 Balanced relations between workers, employees and employers

The BCCI is a host structure of Enterprise Europe Network, the biggest consultancy network in support of the small and medium-sized enterprises.



Centre for Promotion of Clean and Efficient Energy in Romania
Centrul pentru Promovarea Energiei Curate si Eficiente in Romania

Address: 51 Feroviarilor str, 12206 Bucharest, Romania
Contact person details:  Mrs. Nicoleta Ion  Tel/fax: (+40) 216652605,

ENERO is a non-profit consultancy and research centre active in the energy field since 1999. ENERO activity focuses on renewables and energy efficiency promotion, gathering highexperienced experts in innovative energy technologies and European R&D projects management. Between 2000 - 2004, ENERO was the Romanian partner of the OPET Network, managed by European Commission, Directorate General Energy and Transport, covering energy efficiency and renewable energy fields at national level.

 Development of the efficient and clean use of energy, renewable energy sources and to support new innovative energy technologies;
 Promote the results of the projects and the programs of energy domain; provide a focal point for local collaboration with European or international organizations
 Promotion the European policy and strategy in energy

 Market studies and research projects;
 Consultancy and assistance to participate in European energy programs;-Promotion of the results of the programs and projects European and national;
 Dissemination by organizing workshops, seminars and conferences, training and information events and networking



European labor institute
Европейски институт по труда

Address: 29 B Angel Kanchev str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact person details: Irina Terzyiska Tel: + 359 887 897 691


The European Labour Institute (ELI) - a non-profit organisation, established in June 2002.

Its team consists of architects, HVAC, electrical and civil engineers, economists, researchers. They all have working background in design and construction companies, training centres, research and development institutes.
The main activities of the Institute are in the fields: energy efficiency of buildings. generation and use of renewable energy, technology and innovation transfer, services to SMEs
The Institute works in collaboration with: the enterprise Europe Network, the RES Cluster in Bulgaria, the chambers of commerce, the Bulgarian academy of sciences, state and public institutions – municipalities, energy agencies ; NGOs, professional and citizens’ unions and associations.



Regional Union of Veneto’s Chambers of Commerce
Unione Regionale delle Camere di Commercio Industria e Artigianato del Veneto

Address: Via delle Industrie, 19/D, 30175, Venezia-Marghera, ITALY
Contact person details:  Dott.ssa Flavia Di Noto  Phone +39 041 099 9411, Fax +39 041 099 940,


Established in 1965, the Regional Union of Veneto’s Chambers of Commerce (Unioncamere del Veneto - UCV) brings together and represents the seven Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of the Veneto Region. It provides support, promotes and helps internationalizing the regional economy, while coordinating the relationship of the Veneto Region to other bodies and institutions.
UCV has a direct link with the 510.000 SMEs of the Veneto Region, and indirectly through the national system of Chambers of Commerce with all Italian businesses. The Unioncamere Network (national network of associations of chambers of commerce), indeed, works in a synergic way for the development of national companies. UCV’s specialties are: Environment, R&D, Renewable Energies, Third Countries, Corporate Social Responsibility, Information Society, Structural Funds, Culture and Education, eHealth.



European Centre for Renewable Energy Güssing Ltd.
Europäisches Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH

Address: Europastraße 1, 7540 Austria
Contact person details: Joachim Hacker (General Manager) Tel.: +43/3322/9010 850, Fax: +43/3322/9010 850-12


The European Centre for Renewable Energy Ltd. founded in 1996, serves as central coordinator for the “Model Güssing” project and the numerous sub-tasks involved. EEE headquarters are situated in the “Güssing Technology Centre” focusing on Environment Technologies, which was established in cooperation with the Federal Province of Burgenland. In order to facilitate the dissemination of experience in the field of renewable energy sources, a network including regional, national, and international partners has been founded. Numerous of invitations and presentations at international conferences (EU, UNIDO; OSCE etc.) underline the EEEs sought after competence.

A great number of cooperation projects (projects within the framework of “Intelligent Energy Europe” and “Central Europe”, which are direct fund programs of the EU) serve to develop sustainable regional concepts for the use of renewable energy sources and to implement concrete projects.

On account of its experience concerning the development of energy concepts, the EEE may also offer advice and act as an agent for potential customers and manufacturers of plant equipment.

With the help of energy concepts, which the EEE offers based on the „Model of Güssing“, it should work to change the energy system of communities and regions long term to renewable energy sources.




Address: 1, Piata 1 Decembrie 1918, Resita 320084, Caras-Severin, Romania
Contact person details: Ramona Cruceru   Tel. : +40 255 212 301, Fax: +40 255 227 045,

Caras-Severin County Council adopts strategies, programmes and prognoses for the socio-economic and environment development of the county based on the proposals received from the local councils and sets the framework for providing the county public services.
Caras-Severin County Council implements the regional development policies according to the Romanian and European Union general objectives and priorities for development in the area of economic, social and territorial cohesion.

The main responsibilities are:
 The county’s socio-economic development
 The management of the public services
 Institutional cooperation


Municipality of Sofia
Столична община

Address: 33 Moskovska Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact person details: Maya Guevska, Tel.: +359 2 904 13 87

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest political, administrative and cultural centre in the country, with a current population of 1.8 million inhabitants. Sofia Municipality is an administrative unit with a status of a region and divided into 24 districts, administered by Local Mayors. The main activities include: social, educational and cultural activities for the citizens of Sofia, boosting innovation and environmental sustainability and delivering healthcare services for the citizens of Sofia.

The local authority is represented by the Sofia Municipal Council, a body of local self-government, and by the city’s Mayor who performs executive functions supported by the municipal administration. The Municipal Administration is divided into nine sectors with different spheres of activities. The competence of Sofia Municipal Council is to adopt strategies, programmes and plans concerning the sustainable development of the city.

The activities of the project will complement the past and current work of the Municipality of Sofia in regard to sustainable development of the city focusing on energy efficiency measures and innovations. Through this project Sofia Municipality will develop measures and strategies for defining and designing energy-efficient low-cost buildings with zero CO2 emissions and a conceptual design for building an eco village consisting of energy efficient buildings powered by renewable energy sources.

As capital city, Sofia would like to increase its capacity to influence economic development, energy efficiency and innovation policies in the country and wishes to improve the quality of life of its citizen.


Széchenyi István University
Széchenyi István Egyetem

Address: H-9026 Győr, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
Contact person details: Tamás HORVATH  Tel: +36 70 2131336

Széchenyi István University has a balanced development and flexible reaction to the social and economic needs: it functions as an open service provider that is able to contribute to the operation of Győr – a successful social, economic and cultural centre – in a comprehensive way.
Similar to the economy of the town and its role in regional development the university also has an effect on areas far beyond the town’s and the region’s borders. The institution is the intellectual centre of Northern Transdanubia.
As a result of its efficient activities the university is implementing a 50 million € comprehensive development programme from government and EU subsidies. Due to this development modern buildings, research and teaching areas, high-tech R&D equipment, student-friendly services and many other new elements contribute to the high standard operation.
In addition to the high academic standards and the thrifty management of the resources, the university trains well-qualified graduates with hands-on experience required by the social and economic environment.
With its research activity and international relations the university keeps pace with top-ranking scientific research and takes an active role in diversifying the cultural, scientific and sports life of Győr and its region.


 engineering sciences
 information technology
 law and administration
social work
musical art


The Municipality of Savski venac
Gradska opština Savski venac

Address: Kneza Miloša Street 69, Belgrade
Contact person details: Nemanja Petrović  Tel: +381 1171510850


The Municipality of Savski Venac is one of the is one of the oldest and at the same time central Belgrade Municipality. It covers the area of 15.8 km2 and is situated in the heart of Belgrade as one of the seventeen city municipalities. Savski Venac is a true central Belgrade municipality forming with the other three central municipalities the very core of the city. It opens to the right bank of the Sava river and is located 500m from the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube. According to the last census, in 2002, on the Savski venac live more than 46,000 inhabitants, and twice as citizen of Belgrade work here.

In the Municipality are situated the Government of the Republic of Serbia, most ministries, a number of state institutions, the heart of Serbian Railways (from the first station to the museum and administrative buildings), bus station, Belgrade Fair, Belgrade's Sava bridges all clinical and emergency department, the Military medical Academy, most of the Belgrade University, fifteen elementary and secondary schools, the most beautiful city parks and resorts, the busiest street, the oldest and most valuable cultural and historical monuments, the most valuable architectural cultural heritage.

In the Municipality of Savski venac there are some of the most important cultural institutions of the nation, like the Yugoslav Drama Theatre and the Student Cultural Center, significant scientific and other institutions, the Palace of Justice and a good part of the judicial infrastructure, business giants such as BIP, BIGZ or so significant printing such as the Institute for Manufacturing Banknotes, many hotels, famous restaurants and clubs.



Building Biology Institute
Baubiologisches Institut

Address: Bäckermühlweg 1, 4030 Linz, Austria
Contact person details: Mag. Hermann J. Jahrmann Tel.: +43 664 130 36 48, +43 732 774324-20,,


The Building Biology Institute is an independent network association of consultants and professionals. Its mission is to present objective information and a holistic approach to building biology. It offers advice concerning healthy, sustainable and ecological buildings founded on the human person.

Main activities are:

 Exchange of experience and knowledge
 Trainings for laymen and professionals
 Assessment of buildings and building plans, materials, equipment, sites, etc.
 Individual consulting in accordance with biological aspects
 Inspection of homes, offices and properties according to the “Standard of Building Biology Testing methods”
 Pollutant analysis


Emilia-Romagna Region
Regione Emilia-Romagna

Address:  Viale Aldo Moro 52, 40127 Bologna, Italia
Contact person details:  Barbara Fucci  Viale Aldo Moro 30, 40127 Bologna, ITALIA , tel. +39.051.5276068


The Landscape and Urban planning department of the Emilia-Romagna Regional government has several aims and tasks:
 Monitoring and promotion of spatial and urban planning;
 Supporting of the funding programs expected by the regional law;
 Preparation of studies for the evaluation of territorial policies and planning ;
 Preparation of technical proposals and guidelines for the land use, the sustainable development and the environmental assessment of plans;
 Relations with local authorities , the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and implementation of the European Landscape Convention and the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape;
 Participation in the design and construction of the network of Landscape and Urban Center Observatory , participation in the activities of the ' Planning Center ' ;
 Monitoring and implementation of landscape planning , urban planning and landscape through the Observatory and the Observatory of planning ;
 Development , management and development of landscape planning ;
 Promoting the quality of the landscape, historical settlements and rural architecture in collaboration with the IBACN for the definition of guidelines and methods of intervention .


Municipality of Castelnuovo Rangone
Comune di Castelnuovo Rangone

Address: Comune di Castelnuovo Rangone Via Roma, 1 - 41051 Castelnuovo Rangone (MO),  Italia
Contact person details: Alessandro Bellentani



Castelnuovo is a small town in the North of Italy, with a municipality’s territorial extension of 22,61 m2 and 14747 inhabitants. The urban area of Castelnuovo has developed a sufficiently balanced ratio between its production infrastructure, the residential component and services with a comprehensive settlement structure supported by a viability network not yet completed and a wide distribution of services. The urban green areas entering in the down town are served by a network of pedestrian and bike connections. The presence of the Archaeological Park representing a strong touristic attraction could be consider an interesting added value.

The urban development of the Castelnuovo Rangone has been on a bipolar model (Castelnuovo–Montale) characterized by different development of his two settlements. The double urban tissue has many differences in terms of demographic, social and housing types. Montale was born as an urban centre in the 1960s to tackle the needs of a high quality housing around Modena city.

The main activities in Castelnuovo Rangone are in the fields of agricultural and food, especially pork meat, mechanical, ceramic and manufacturing.