Πανελλήνια Ομοσπονδία Ιδιοκτητών Ακινήτων
Hellenic Property Federation
EduHome - Erasmus+

Exchanging good practices for promoting the educational needs of homeowners in Europe

Project Summary:

Training provided to property owners should be easy easily available, use easy-to-use platforms, and be specially addressed and tailored to the needs and levels of property owners in each county. Several skills and information are important for homeowners and hence associations such as POMIDA should be able to demonstrate them.

For example, the energy-saving potential of the building sector in the EU has enjoyed increasing attention in recent years. Modernizing the building sector is attached to a number of important benefits for many actors in society including property owners. It results in reduced energy bills, increased disposable income and improved indoor comfort levels for households. For companies, greater energy efficiency translates to increased productivity and competitiveness, while for governments more jobs, lower public expenditures and higher energy supply security stemming from these investments are all highly sought-after goals especially in current economic circumstances (Ryan & Campbell, 2012).

With information, empowerment, and training to property owners, National Energy Efficiency Action Plans can be implemented. Actions to increase public awareness, induce behaviour change, and provide education constitute an important element of policies and programmes to support energy efficiency and energy savings. In particular, the overall goal of these policies and programmes is to reduce energy consumption through non-technological measures. Energy behaviour change can be targeted at individuals, communities and organisations. Within the EduHome project, we will inform property owners of the current legislation.

The Erasmus+ project "EduHome" is sharing good practices in the education of property owners in Greece, Cyprus, and Belgium.

A guide with the topics: New prospects for the country's private real estate and economic development in Greece, Cyprus and Belgium. Reduce bureaucracy and automate procedures in real estate transactions.

Commercial and residential leasing, dealing with tenacious tenants. Municipal tax-exemptions, Taxes, Exemption of empty real estate, undisclosed area of buildings. Short-term leases of residences. Tax, legal and social issues. National Cadastre issues. Building regulations. Electronic building ID, Building Factor Transfer. Upgrading of existing buildings. "SAVING HOME" and tax subsidy. Insurance of buildings Answers to questions on leasing and technical matters of general interest. During the project, we will analyze and share with our partners from Greece, Belgium, and Cyprus of the relevant European directives that require the Member States to set up policy tools and measures addressing the existing building stock. (https://e3p.jrc.ec.europa.eu/articles/eu-policy-framework-energy-efficiency-existing-buildings).

Our partner from Belgium, the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) in collaboration with the European University Cyprus will conduct a webinar on existing policies to support energy efficiency and energy savings in new and existing buildings. During the Learning Teaching Training Activity (C1) with our academic partner in Cyprus. we will share our expertise and conduct study visits to relevant stakeholders. The training will be attended not only by members of the consortium but also by students of the European University of Cyprus, which is a very dynamic institution. Two transnational project meetings (TMP’s) will be conducted in Greece and one in Belgium. During the three TMPs and the Short-term Joint staff training, the hosting partners will address country-specific recommendations and include a policy focus group with policymakers or local stakeholders to address the needs of property owners.

The project "EduHome" will build on the existing experiences of countries such as Greece. The coordinator will offer training to adults who wish to manage their property. UIPI will offer the European perspective in this project. Social media campaign to educate on good practices to minimize the environmental impact of buildings and educate property owners on taxation and new forms of renting such as the "Airbnb" platform on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to reach a wide younger audience. Increased knowledge of the current policy development for property owners in Europe. (e.g. Energy Efficient Buildings) and ways of reducing bureaucracy and promoting real estate development for property owners.

All documents, materials, and tools will be available for free to everyone as contents of the Project web page (www.eduhomeproject.eu) as relevant formats like PDF, Word or PowerPoint presentations (of the three transnational project meetings and training in Cyprus). The info guide for property owners will be distributed in several places like adult/vocational education centres, chambers of commerce for free. Their electronic formats will also be available on a web page. Our web page, Twitter account and other platforms such as EPALE will disseminate the results.

Applicant Organisation (Greece):

Partner Organisations (Belgium, Cyprus and Greece):

Project Meetings:

  • Virtual Kick-off Meeting in Athens and Webinar  - 23.02.2021
  • Transnational Project Meeting in Brussels and UIPI workshop on ways to support energy efficiency and energy savings in new and existing buildings. (14.10.2021) 
  • Meeting in Thessaloniki and workshop on the property tax system in Belgium, Cyprus and Greece (17-18.2.2022)
  • Project Meeting in Athens (10-11.03.2022)
  • C1 Short-term joint staff training at the European University Cyprus (7-9.4.2022

For more information please contact us: projecteduhome@gmail.com