2nd project meeting and 1st international peer to peer workshop

@Vienna, Austria

25th-26th April

The second meeting of the Own Your SECAP project took place in Vienna, Austria on the 25th and 26th of April. 

During the first day, the partners held presentations on the progress of the different tasks of the project while the representatives of the project communities visited several sites around the theme of energy transition in the existant city, in the presence of an architect and lecturer at the University of Vienna. Indeed, by means of several exemplary buildings in the Geblergasse Vienna, he showed the potential of unrenovated buildings, both from an energy and a social perspective. Afterwards the so-called Smartblock Geblergasse (a project which received the State Award for Architecture and Sustainability) was visited to demonstrate how this potential of existing buildings can be used: in the course of a comprehensive base renovation, houses were extended, raised and completely renovated. 

The second day of the project meeting was shared with the representatives of the communities where several workshops were held, regarding climate mitigation and climate adaptation. In addition, some representatives of the municipalities presented their situation in terms of energy management, their SECAP, or the implementation of climate adaptation, among others. 

  • Presentations from the meeting

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  • Abano Terme, Italy

Sandra Zanellato from Abano Terme, Italy, presented their experience in sustainable planning.

Abano Terme is the most important spa center in Europe, located in a position at the foot of the Euganean Hills in the Province of Padua,Veneto Region. The municipality since 2005 has been committed to the preservation and enhancement of the municipal territory through constant monitoring of its own activities (direct) and those of the territory (indirect). Since 2005 Abano Terme has been EMAS-certified, in 2015 it was equipped with a SEAP, in 2020 Abano Terme was certified ISO 50001, and in 2021 the City was equipped with its own SEAP.

  • Lorient, France

Lorient is a French town in the north-west of Brittany. With a population of over 57,000, Lorient has been committed to climate action since 2013, notably through the development of a Territorial Climate Air Energy Plan in conjunction with the Lorient Conurbation. As a logical extension of its climate action, the city of Lorient has committed to developing a SECAP through the European Compete4SECAP project, and will be introducing an energy management system in 2018.

  • Lorqui, Spain

The municipality of Lorquí is located in the heart of the Region of Murcia, on the right bank of the Segura River. The municipality covers an area of 15.8 km2, a territory with an abundance of orchards with fruit trees, as well as areas dedicated to the cultivation of vegetables. It has a total population of 7,246 inhabitants.

  • MicroRegion TOLSTEJN, Czech Republic


Michal SVOBODA, who holds a number of positions including Energy Manager of LAG Cesky sever and Chairman of City Council Energy Comittee at the Municipality of Varnsdorf, presented the joint SECAP of 7 small Czech municipalities.

  • Saldus, Latvia

The community of Saldus, located in Latvia, implemented an energy management system in 2018, which was certified in 2019. Its scope includes 110 municipal buildings, 3,000 public lightning and 170 municipal fleets.

  • Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

Žďár nad Sázavou is a town in the Highlands with approximately 20 thousand inhabitants. Žďár nad Sázavou has an energy manager, an energy action plan (SECAP) and is gradually implementing energy management. The largest energy consumption in the town is made up of heat supply from the local industrial company (central heat supply) and electricity supply. Natural gas consumption is marginal. The town of Žďár nad Sázavou is already preparing and selecting energy saving measures based on the SECAP, which aim at reduced consumption, costs and therefore reduced CO2 production.