Target villages in South-East Europe are selected

The BioVill partners met in Belgrade for the second project meeting on June 30th and July 1st, 2016. The project meeting was organized by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and held in the premises of the SCTM (Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities). Considerable progress was made with regard to the collection of best practices in Germany, Austria and other European countries as well as the selection of the BioVill target villages in Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

The BioVill partners developed a report on bioenergy village best practices in Germany, Austria and other European countries. The best practice examples provide an inside into the economic and technic specifications of already existing bioenergy villages. The report will be published on the BioVill homepage soon.

During a study tour to South-West Germany in November, the BioVill partners and selected representatives from the target villages will have the chance to learn more on bioenergy village best practices on-spot.

The BioVill project made a huge step forward in preparing the ground for the preparation of the bioenergy villages in South-East Europe. The partners from Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia presented their selection for the target villages, which will be supported on their way to become a bioenergy village. The prospective bioenergy villages will be presented on the BioVill homepage soon. The work plan and planning for the next steps with a focus on promotional activities, business models and the economic and technical assessment of the prospective bioenergy villages was also discussed and agreed by all partners.