Training of Managers for Urban Redevelopment in Lithuania

The project has been completed. It has supported the Lithuanian government in its endeavour to develop concrete concepts for energy-efficient urban redevelopment. Employees of local and national administrations were trained as managers for urban redevelopment.


In order to give higher priority to integrated approaches in urban development, the Lithuanian government issued recommendations for increasing energy efficiency in urban areas in June 2016. Municipalities were required to develop comprehensive concepts for energy-efficient urban re-development and to appoint staff for organisation, management and monitoring (so-called “programme managers”) for implementation. Consequently, the need for training and advice for the relevant authorities – the Ministry of Environment, the State Agency for Housing and Energy Efficiency (Beta) and the Lithuanian Investment and Development Agency (VIPA) – increased.


Photo: IWO


A previous German-Lithuanian project had identified the need for training and the establishment of local training structures. This had already supported the Lithuanian government’s efforts to practically implement its long-term building renovation and climate strategy. This project continued the work by further developing, implementing and establishing a hands-on vocational training programme for ‘Managers for Urban Redevelopment’ in Lithuania. This included eight thematic trainings, a study trip to Germany, four conferences and individual coaching sessions for urban redevelopment managers to develop concrete rehabilitation concepts.

Project information

Updated: July 2021

Countries: Germany, Lithuania

Project duration: 10/17 - 02/20

Funding: 421,823 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities

Implementing organisation:
Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa (IWO) e.V. – Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe

Project Partners:
Agentur für Wohnungswesen und Energie Litauen



This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.


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