A mentoring programme to boost renovation in private residential buildings

A mentoring programme to boost renovation in private residential buildings

The application will go live on the 24th of January 2022 and close on the 21st of February 2022.

The EU-funded EUROPA project organises a Replication Process under the form of a six-month mentoring journey.

Mentors from five regions will explore the EUROPA One-Stop-Shop and Energy Efficiency Subscription with a group of mentees. This experience aims to advance deep energy renovation of residential buildings on a regional level across Europe.

EUROPA is a HORIZON 2020 project bringing together the expertise of nine European partners to create a simpler and better deep renovation journey for residential buildings. The project responds to the challenges, and barriers house owners/property managers face when planning and implementing renovation projects. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards carbon neutral and healthy living environments.

To simplify the deep renovation journey for all stakeholders involved, we will render the journey transparent by building trust and applying the highest calibre of expertise. Furthermore, we will boost the capacity and skills of public authorities through mutual learning programmes to become influential players in the field.

The three core mechanisms of EUROPA are:

  • The One-Stop-Shop (OSS)
  • The Energy Efficiency Subscription (EES)
  • The Replication Process

The mentoring programme includes the following aspects:

  • Matching with one of our pilot partners and a mentee-peer group;
  • Self-directed learning supported by a mentor from March to September 2022;
  • Collective kick-off and closing event (online);
  • Four sessions with mentor and peer group (online);
  • 1,5 days learning meeting in the region of your mentor;
  • Optional specialised topic sessions (online).

What is the EUROPA Replication Process mentoring programme about?

The EUROPA mentoring programme is open to primary stakeholders for deep energy renovations (of residential buildings) in their regional context.

That include:

  • Local authorities (priority)
  • Energy agencies (priority)
  • Public/private housing companies
  • (Renovation) One-Stop-Stops
  • Organisations/Companies which support house owners in renovation efforts

Applications from all EU member states are welcome.

Who are our mentors

EUROPA mentors are active in the five pilot regions and have adapted the One-Stop-Shop and Energy Efficiency Subscription to their regional context. Beyond that, they are experienced actors regarding energy retrofits and other climate mitigation measures. To ensure a successful matching with one of our mentors, please familiarise yourself with their complete profiles, which you can find here.

What do you agree to do?

Even though the concrete learning experience will depend on the needs and focus of the mentee-peer group and their matched mentor, there are some standard expectations

  • Engage with the self-direct learning materials
  • Participate in the four online sessions with mentor and peer group
  • Participate in 1,5 days in-person meeting in the mentor's region

How does the application process work?

The application will go live on the 24th of January 2022 and close on the 21st of February 2022. The selection of mentees depends on a match with our mentors, the quality of the application and geographic concerns. The kick-off of the mentoring experience will be in mid-March.

What is needed from your side?

The mentoring process needs a certain time commitment. By applying, the applicant confirms that they have the necessary time available and can cover all occurring costs on your end. They further commit to covering their travel cost for the on-site meeting in the mentor's region. The mentor will cover all other expenses during the visit.

It is recommended that the applicant has at least a B1 level in English to participate in the mentoring programme's collective activities and engage with content matter experts and programme coordinators.

Upon acceptance into the programme, successful applicants will receive further information.


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