Project partners from Poland

More information about the Polish INTESE partners

REC Poland

The REC is a non-partisan, non-advocacy, not-for-profit international organization with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems in Central and Eastern Europe, established in 1990 by a charter signed by the governments of 28 countries and the European Commission. Through the REC country and field offices in each of its 17 beneficiary countries, it promotes cooperation among non-governmental organizations, governments, businesses, media and other environmental stakeholders, and supports the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision-making.

The REC in the project will operate through the Head Office located in Szentendre, Hungary, covering project activities carried out in Hungary and Poland.

REC has been traditionally working on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency issues. Among others a major financial support scheme called Ecolinks was run, in which quality projects related to cleaner production and energy efficiency projects were funded up to 10.3mUSD over the CEE region.

The wide range and number of successful projects implemented prove that REC is indeed successful and highly evaluated since it serves for the benefit of the region.

Country Office Poland has established a good cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture as well as with local municipalities by offering expertise and knowledge on the strategic planning, environmental assessment, implementation of IPPC Directive, Aarhus Convention, public participation in biodiversity protection and other issues.

In the INTENSE project the REC Country Office Poland has a role of country coordinator and works in close cooperation with REC headquarters in Hungary.

Ożarów, Poland

Municipality of Ożarów (Poland)

The municipality of Ożarów with about 12,000 inhabitants is located on the territory of the Opatów administrative district in the Eastern part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodship in South Eastern Poland. The municipality is represented by the mayor’s office which is amongst others, the supervisory organ for the departments of Agriculture, Architecture, and Environmental Protection.

The Department of Architecture, Investments and Municipal Administration prepare the application for thermal modernization of public utility buildings in Ożarów commune. This investment is planned for the years 2007-2008. It includes works such as demolitions works, preparatory works, heat insulations of external walls, ceiling and roof insulation, replacement of doors and windows, modernization of lightning protection system, central system heating modernization. Realization of the project will bring such benefits as decreasing demand for energy which consequently decreases the costs of the maintenance of the buildings.

The further plans for the development of the town include reconstructions of public buildings, roads and different communal facilities owned by the municipality. More generally the municipality is interested in new energy efficient methodologies.