A renovation wave across Europe

Start/Stop Date:
04 Mar 2020
EURIMA co-hosted by MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP) & MEP Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA)
European Parliament, Brussels, MEP Salon
Focus Areas:
Deep renovation of houses and schools
Type of Event:

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A ‘renovation wave’ of public and private buildings will be a flagship initiative of the European Commission in 2020 to address the twin challenge of energy efficiency and affordability. At the same time, the European Green Deal outlines that increasing renovation rates is still a challenge and that action and finance will need to be mobilized to significantly increase the renovation rate. This event will feed into these political developments. It will outline best practice policy and finance examples of how to overcome renovation barriers; and act as an open platform to discuss what further measures are instrumental to deliver better buildings for all.


  • Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 8:00 - 10:00 Breakfast will be served
  • Location: European Parliament, Brussels, MEP salon
  • Register for the event here by 26 February 2020

This event is kindly co-hosted by MEPs Bas Eickhout and Pernille Weiss


Welcome by EURIMA Director General Jan te Bos
Introductory statement by MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP)

Input presentations by:

  • Mr Diederik Samsom, Head of Timmermans' Cabinet
  • Ms Emma Navarro, EIB Vice-President
  • Mr Tjeerd Krumpelman, Head Advisory, Reporting & Engagement, ABN AMRO
  • Ms Femke de Jong, Energy & Climate Manager, EURIMA

Debate moderation and closing by MEP Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA)