European Sustainable Energy Week 2023

Social innovation: a driver for integrated building renovation across Europe

The policy session on 21.06.2023 focussed on social innovation as a key component in integrated building renovation of social and affordable housing. Such an approach entails assessing the needs of residents while promoting community engagement throughout the renovation project. In the framework of the Affordable Housing Initiative, the session looked at innovative methodologies and partnerships aiming to onboard relevant local stakeholders in renovation projects at the district level.

The session showcased alternative solutions to drive behavioral changes and explored co-creation mechanisms deploying inclusive and sustainable neighbourhoods.